Sunday, December 28, 2008

60 Degrees in December

Petey and I got out for a nice two hour hike up in the Co. Park. It was cloudy and very windy, but warm, a pleasant surprise for my aching bones! Paths were muddy, streams flowing heavily from the snow melt. It was a very peaceful hike, just the sound of the wind and the streams flowing, a walking meditation. Petey is the perfect hiking partner, not a sound out of him, never do I have to call him or wonder where he is. Not too many birds were out and about, Red Bellied Woodpeckers, Tufted Titmouse, Chickadees, a lone turkey vulture and Redtail. I saw a raccoon sleeping in a hollow tree, every couple of weeks he is in that same tree all curled up and snoozing out the daylight hours. The edges of the pond are all defrosted, Petey waded in the water up to his chest, he really needs to go all the way in...getting a little stinky as the weeks go on! We were treated to a spectacular sunset, the sky was layered with striking bands of different colors of blue, it got more intense as the hour went by.

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