Spring Walk

This spring has brought a lot of changes to our family--new volunteer jobs, new work, new routines.  Nelson has a new job. For years he has worked at home, but traveled extensively. Now he works at an office with no more traveling.  One of the big changes is that we no longer take a walk at noon. Here's a recap of one spring day.

I've been watching the wildflowers on the side of the road. Last week the bloodroot was everywhere. This week the trillium are out. Whenever I stop to look at the wildflowers I remember the "wildflower walks" my Mother took us on--a special childhood memory. Whenever I think of wildflowers, I think of my Mother.

We see the tracks for this carriage almost every day. On this day we actually saw the carriage from the rare breed farm up the road. These are rare Dale ponies. Most of the 1100 of these ponies that are left in the world are in England...and our neighborhood.

We hear these donkeys braying at all hours.  There are probably 50 of these ancient poitou donkeys watching us as we round the bend. There were only 40 of these in the world about 30 years ago.

We walk past this stand of birches as we get to the top of the hill.

The 1 1/2 mile climb is worth it for this view. And then it's back down for lunch.
I miss our noontime walks and it is time to find a new routine!

Quiltin' Mama  – (May 15, 2012 at 9:23 AM)  

Beautiful views. Thanks. I also have the memories of wildflower walks and i have a hubby with a new work schedule that after 3 months we are still not adapting well. Change, inevitable but never easy. Have a wonderful day!

Francesca  – (May 15, 2012 at 2:10 PM)  

It is a lovely walk indeed and you're lucky to have those beautiful and rare animals(even the braying ones!!!)

Tracy  – (May 16, 2012 at 2:33 PM)  

Beautiful! You are so very blessed.

Nan  – (May 24, 2012 at 12:16 PM)  

I love those donkeys, and plan to look into them when our Daisy dies, which could be still a long time. That's why the expression 'donkey's years.' :<) She will be 30 next month.

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