Mom took me and Olivia for a fun fall walk in the woods the other day. It was cold out, but in the woods there wasn’t much wind, and the sun was out. We went around Jensen Lake which I have done a lot, but it was Olivia’s first time. It is just under a forty minute walk, so not too long for a puppy. She loves to get out and explore new areas with all the great smells.
Doing some photo posing is always on the list when we walk here. Olivia was not into posing on the bench at all! She wanted to get down and keep exploring.
This summer we never went walking here because of all the rain. It tends to get really muddy, and the lake was higher than normal. They did build these nice elevated walking paths, but we figured it would still be messy. Jensen Lake is next to us and you can see it has a layer of white snow and ice on it.
Mom has been coming to this lake for over thirty years and says it has changed a lot. She used to come and float around on an air mattress with a friend of hers sometimes. How silly is that? They cut down a lot of trees and really opened up the woods since we were last here in the spring.
By the big covered picnic area, there is a nice scenic overlook. We like to stop here to see the whole lake, and sometimes take a photo or two.
Olivia was asked to sit on this tree that has fallen down. It looks like she is daydreaming. I wonder if she is dreaming of catching one of the many squirrels we saw on our fall walk in the woods. Those squirrels are busy trying to stock up on food for the winter.
As we approached the end of our walk, Olivia stopped to thank me for letting her come along with me on the walk. It was a lot of fun, and hopefully we will get back there again soon. Do you have some fun places you love to go for walks in the woods?
We are joining our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard for their Nature Friday blog hop.