I wasn't sure if I was going to get a walk in today as the work phone was non~stop. The weather here the last few days has been glorious, but tomorrow we return to winter, so I made an extra effort to pull myself away from work.
Even though I live in the mountains, my house is in the Village area, so I don't have easy access for a walk in the woods. It really does force me to get out of my seat, hop in my car and enjoy the beauty of the area that I live in, which is a good thing
Today's walk was to be at Diana's Bath, which is about a mile walk into the woods which leads you to these fabulous pools surrounded by rocks. With my little traveling companion, my camera and my ipod we headed off into the woods. I was strolling along listening to one of my favorite walking, skiing, etc..albums, The Soul of The Machine, when Kali stopped dead in her tracks with a very concerned look. As I urged her on, she didn't want to budge. Hmmmm........I pulled out my earphones and heard what she was hearing...........BOOM....Boom.......boom!!!
Holy Crap! I completely forgot that it was hunting season! Given that I didn't have any orange on either myself or Kali, I had to rethink our walk.
We hopped back in the car and drove down the road about 1/2 mile to where the Saco river bends around the road. In the summer, this is a popular swimming, tubing and canoing spot, but at this time of the year it is very peaceful and quiet.
One of the things we used to love to do when we first moved up here was to go out in our canoe, with the Sunday paper, a bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers...drop an anchor and just enjoy the day. This picture is a part of the river where the water swirls around due to the rocks and trees underneath. I have been dumped more than once in my canoe in this spot, supplies and all.....LOL Amazing how a walk can bring back old memories quickly :-)
I hope you enjoyed our walk!
Thanks for all your help!!