Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nature Hike with Mike

After two weeks of a persistent stomach virus, I finally feel well. I am so thankful to be able to enjoy the day. Getting out in the woods with all of my boys and little Sarah, with Abraham on my back and Sarah keeping us all in line, we were off.

The weather here has been beautiful. Pure blue sky and in the 40's. We have snow still, but in the woods where it is cool, we stayed on the surface to make the hiking easy.

The older boys spent some of the time in the woods filming their latest short film.

We saw an old rusted car/jeep sticking out of the snow. The area looks like an old homesite. We'll plan to investigate this summer.

I pointed out some tree scrapes to Sarah. One was near ground level which was probably a young buck or doe and then another scrape at five feet up a small maple - likely a moose.

We also came upon an old hemlock trunk that had three leaders at one time. Smack dab in the middle of it is a yellow birch, about 2 inches in diameter and healthy.

There is so much to see in just a short hike that began in our backyard - so peaceful.


  1. What a wonderful hike! I love seeing that sapling sprouted from the hemlock trunk. Very cool.

    Tonya, some of your bunnies are on my blog today. :)

  2. So glad you are feeling better Mike! This does look like a peaceful hike!

  3. We love nothing more than a family hike - sounds like you had a wonderful one with the family. and that sapling growing out the trunk is super cool - thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks, I love the glimpses you give me to another world.

  5. Looks like a great way to get out and enjoy the last bit of winter weather. So glad to know that everyone is feeling better.

  6. I love the picture of the boys driving the rusty car. It's hilarious, especially the expression on the driver's face! Beth