Although this blog isn’t really focused on our daily activities, I thought I’d share a few photos. We had time for a beautiful day out this weekend in the eastern Ozarks. Many plants were in bloom, the insects were moving and ticks had their presence as well.
It was also an opportunity to get out the new pack and see how it felt under load. It was fairly heavy as it contained mostly water and food but was certainly comfortable enough for a day in the woods.
Kyly the wonder dog was back in her element sniffing out creatures and diving into every possible body of water or mud she could find. Spring was here in full force.
The only minor disappointment was the complete lack of edible mushrooms in the area. It wasn’t for lack of looking; we just didn’t find any.
We didn’t spot any snakes either but the area is just warming up now. I suspect they were out but not moving much yet.
A very cold tributary to Pickle Creek provided hours of fun.
A leisurely walk in the woods without any destination is one of the finest things I can think of in life. I hope you get a chance to get out and have saunter as well. To get in the spirit, I find it’s good to re-read Henry David Thoreau’s Essay on Walking from time to time.
You can read it HERE: https://paleotool.com/philosophy/walking-an-essay/