The dam was at full capacity. I love the sound it makes-trickling and splashing.
No one was home in the muskrat houses. They were all out swimming and enjoying the day.
The bushes along the stream are turning red in anticipation of frolicking in warmer weather.
The water was still and reflected everything perfectly when fighting geese weren't ruffling it up.
But no spring flowers yet. Just hints of some grasses pushing through. It won't be long though. Everything seems primed and ready.
I wound up my trip with a bit of fossil hunting and found a wicked, good trilobite.
And lots of shells and reeds.
And goose tracks that will be fossils some day if the rain doesn't wash them away.
But that was it for today. It was an absolutely gorgeous day to go exploring. On the way down, I got to watch the fire department burn a house down. It was an old farmhouse and they 'control burned ' it, though at a couple of points it didn't look too controlled and fire departments from other towns had to come. Beautiful and terrifying all at the same time.
Tonight I went to The Sow's Ear after hours to Friend-Amy's retirement party. Amy's was the first smiling face I saw at The Ear way back when. She suggested a beginner knitting class and started me on the road to Sockdom! I'll miss her sunny self when I stop in now, but she has lots of travel adventures lined up and I'm excited for her! The party got big (and loud) quickly so I didn't stay long. I did get to sample some tasty appetizers (Would whoever made the mushroom tarts see me after class please? YUM!) and sit a spell and catch up with Friend-Julie. I've got to make it a point to pop in more often for a hour or so of knitting in the evenings. I miss the girls.
Anyway, it was a gorgeous day and I took the utmost advantage of it. What did YOU do today?