Did someone say; "Warm"? Well, it was! The humidity was high too or felt so. I was more than ready to saddle Farah up & go to see if I still had any trails left up on the hills behind us.
Our trail out from Pat's was somewhere under this pile. With my hand pruners I managed to cut us around it - but have more work to do.
At the top of the hill, our neighbor here too, had been cutting trees & putting the limbs over where our trail goes along the edge of their yard. We went between the tree limbs & the yard to get by.
Once past the yard, we found our trail - as usual this time of year - no matter how much we'd had it cut back - new growth was in our faces. I had my hand pruners out again - will have to hope that I can convince Butch to come up with the weed-whacker again.
Our favorite section - that has stayed mostly open - was. What a relief, we could even do some trotting! I didn't want to spend too much time cutting - since I worried that the big fir might still be blocking our way out.
Yippee! I was so excited to see it cut away! With it gone - chances were good that we'd make it to the power lines.
In the shade of the woods, it was really nice - once in a while a breeze would cool the sweat.
Darn, a little blurry - but the Foxglove above was so pretty against all the green & growing in the shade along side our trail. We got out on the power lines, then went north & did our loop through the little woods.
Circling back, we stopped at the big wetland. The water lily's are getting ready to bloom. It's almost like visiting old friends when we stop here - especially since it had been a while.
Farah consumed mass quantities of Reed Canary Grass - the cattails are holding their own along the edge.
A refresher course was needed for Farah to remember that it takes a lot of side-passing & halting for me to cut all the greenery out of our way & get us through :-)
There were puddles of water on the trails & still a good level of water in the pond here.
I could see the haze moving over when we were almost home. The day seemed to warm up the longer we were out. Even so - it felt so good to be in the saddle again! We both enjoyed it!
|Our first obstacle~|
|Final private yard~|
|Seed heads at the wetland~|
|Water in the Beaver Pond|
|From the top~|