We took advantage of a break in the showers today to get in a short walk at Fern Ridge Reservoir. If you follow me regularly you know this is one of our favorite places to walk and let the dogs get in a little exercise.
There were myriad signs of spring, from the sound of frogs and birds and the chattering of squirrels to signs of new life on the trees and bushes.
I don’t know what this tree is but it has a waterfall of new growth. The new leaf covered shoots cascade from the larger branches almost to the ground.
This is what those little leaves look like close up.
Some of the older leaves are still trying to hang on. Don’t they know that fall was a long time ago?
But nature will win out and spring will come again.
And as the sun sank slowly into the west, the Lone Ranger and Tonto…errr…that is…Russ and Rusty started their journey towards the car and home. Poppy was already halfway over the bridge. When it’s time to head back to the car, she’s always ready to get there first!
Both dogs (and both people too!) are plum tuckered. Rusty had a hard time keeping up but he did his best. He stumbles a lot but he keeps going and even got in a little trot or two. It’s funny because he seems to have better control when he moves a little faster. The vet said absolutely NO RUNNING, and I don’t think Rusty could run much anyway, but he had a good time on our shortened walk. Bless his heart, he doesn’t give up.