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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

5/21/18 Trail Along the Kenduskeag

Sixty two and sunny - a beautiful morning - and for the second day in a row Kelley got out of the car.


Lilacs about to open





 and some new leaves



The trail no longer looking wintry



The water in the Kenduskeag looks nice and clear



until Kelley gets in and stirs it up.



A little further along



Back in the water



This worked out very well - a beautiful morning and Kelley seemed to enjoy our little outing 

Monday, May 21, 2018

5/20/18 City Forest

Cloudy with sprinkles but supposed to clear up. Headed back here , hoping the pond would draw Kelley out of the car and it did.

Some dandelions in the field on the way to the pond.



The trees are all puting out new leaves



First shot at the water



New cattail growth - it's all coming back to life



Further along the pond



These were part of a large patch



New maple seeds



We did get a little beyond the pond this morning - but not far before Kelley had had enough and we turned back



More crabapple



Last chance before we head up the hill


Kelley did well today going beyond just the pond. We also met a couple of other dogs and their people and that made her happy. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

5/18/18 Pond at City Forest

Fifty two degrees and quite wind but the sun is shining and Kelley got out of the car.


First chance to get in the water



Wildflowers at last - don't know this one



Water lilies are  starting to show



A litttle further along



I think this is a wild fruit tree



Another I don't know



One last dip


Kelley did not want to walk beyond the pond but we got a little exercise and it was really nice to see things blooming at last


Sunday, May 13, 2018

5/13/18 Beaver Pond City Forest

A beautiful morning with bright sun and pleasant temps. Got Kelley out of the car and realized I forgot my camera- no pictures today.  She really seemed to enjoy the pond today, staying in longer than usual. She wasn't interested in walking further so we headed back up the hill where we met several people and dogs. This always makes her happy.

Back at home I worked on the garden and Kelley laid on the grass in the sun 

Friday, May 11, 2018

5/10/18 City Forest

Pretty morning so we hedded for the forest and the beaver pond. With a little persuasion Kelley decided to get out of the car and we headed down.

Still kind of wintry looking but there are patches of new green as the trees start to leaf out.




Coming down the hill to the pond



and in






Ferns opening up



We walked a ways past the pond and into the woods until Kelley was ready to turn back.

One more dip before we head up tthe hill


Short but pleasant and Kelley seemed to enjoy it - especailly the water part.



Tuesday, May 8, 2018

5/7/18 Harbor Brook

Upper 50's and mostly sunny. First hike in shirt sleaves this year. I had to persuade Kelley to get out of the car but once out, she did well. I think this is her favorite trail.


Start of the trail



Into the stream



No wildflowers yet but there were some buds on the trees.





Doesn't have to be the larger stream



Back in



Cool clear water



Some lichen in lieu of wildflowers



Back near the start of the trail



A beautiful day and a pleasant hike. I was happy that Kelley hikes and did well.


Saturday, May 5, 2018

5/4/18 Trail Along the Kenduskeag

Kelley continues to be not very interested in hiking but I keep trying and this time she got out of the car. A gray day with off ond on rain but there are signs of new growth, we found buds of wildflowers but none yet open







And Kelley could get to the water which was high



Upstream



Downstream



One more time in the water



Once we climbed back up to the trail, Kelley was ready to go back and so we did.