My favorite part of the day is when I get to go for a walk. Hmmm. Do I remind you of your dog?! It is nice when my wife can join me, but I enjoy walking alone, too. I don't want to listen to music or a book while I walk. That reminds me.....I know a doctor who used to walk and read a book at the same time. I have seen my mom do the same occasionally. That's not for me. I want to see, hear, smell and enjoy the nature around me. This is usually a pleasant time of year for walking since it is not hot weather and the wildflowers are just starting to show their beauty.
This was a rare warm day in the 70 degree range and we saw two different Garter Snakes out sunning themselves.
My broom handle walking stick is pointing at our first Trout Lily blossom of the season.
Marsh marigold is a springtime favorite of mine. It seems to like wet feet, often growing in or very near the water.
The two pictures above show the honey bee working the blossoms and gathering pollen to bring back to her hive. Pollen is used to feed to the larvae inside the hive. It is a source of protein.