Beautiful morning to be out!
Spring has sprung
Later this afternoon, Sam, Ryan and I headed over to the Cathance for a nice hike along the river. The woods are just starting to green up and the river was flowing nicely. We scared up a big common garter snake who had just had a meal, still a bulge in his middle, and saw skunk cabbage and ferns unfurling plus a few spring beauties and trailing arbutus blooming along the way. Sam has a lot more stamina and strength these days and our 1.3 miles took 54 minutes overall - a nice quickening of the pace even from last fall! Really nice to get out and enjoy the nice weather together!
Garter snake with a lump in the middle. Maybe a frog/toad?
Skunk cabbage along the river
Field horsetail (I think)
Trailing arbutus in bloom
Our leader for the hike
All in all, a great day of being outside enjoying the early spring weather and sunshine!