Yesterday, Mom and I took a wonderful winter walk at Ritter Farm Park. My sisters were at the spa all afternoon, and it was such a beautiful day out, we had to do something fun! You may remember, we went walking here for the first time last fall. Many of the photos we took yesterday are in similar spots to last fall. It’s interesting to see the comparison with the green vs. snow!
On the long winding road into the park, we saw a beautiful White Tail deer. Mom only had one camera lens with her, which was a bummer. The deer stood still for the photo, but Mom couldn’t get any closer. I was howling in the car as I didn’t like the animal looking at my mom.
Our first stop was the trail map. We always try to figure out our route, but with Mom being directionally challenged, it isn’t much help. Once we get walking, it is up to fate where we end up.
It was so very nice out! The temperature was +15, but it felt more like +30 degrees. After so many days below zero, or in the single digits, the body gets used to extreme cold. I took a break on a snow covered bench to watch some squirrels.
We crossed over the pretty bridge. The water was frozen solid, and the swamp area looked quite nice covered in all the snow.
These “Y” intersections are a big problem for us. If there was one path, Mom wouldn’t get lost, but with so many intersections and choices, she gets all turned around. Unfortunately, she doesn’t trust me to find the way for us. She thinks I might be chasing a critter, and not looking for the car!
The park has a lot of picnic shelters. I decided to lie down on the table for a photo. Normally, I’m not allowed on tables, but in the woods, it seems to be an okay thing for me to do. This part of the old farm was actually an apple orchard at one time. No apples to be found on our walk!
After a forty five minute walk, we made it back to our car. Off to the side of the parking lot, on a small hill, is the old farm silo. I thought it would be nice to have a photo of me with the “keepsake.” Hopefully winter will continue for several more weeks so we can take some more fun walks in the snow.