A fall weekend walk is great when the weather is as nice as it was last Saturday! Mom and I went to visit Gramma and took a nice walk when we first got out to that part of town. As you can see, the walk made me really smile! Our goal was to have a fun walk together, but we also found some fun things along the way.
Walking by the wetlands we could see the cattails have all exploded. They look so nice and soft, but we didn’t touch them. It seems that their season has come to an end for this year.
We have had a drought this year and the water levels are still really low. There is barely any water in the little stream behind me. My hope is for a cold and snowy winter to bring up water levels in the spring when it all melts.
Some of the walking paths are gravel, some are asphalt, now covered in crushed leaves. On one of the bare asphalt patches, we found this fuzzy caterpillar. I always enjoy sniffing them, but I never hurt them or try to eat them. Mom thinks they are super cute too.
Moving along the path, I stopped because I could hear the squirrels in the trees around us. It sure would be nice if I could just run away and chase after them, but I don’t. Sometimes I do try to yank off Mom’s arm, but that is the extent of it.
What we did find was this chipmunk. Oh boy, what a treat that is to see! We don’t have any around our house, but there are a lot of them out by Gramma’s house. This little guy was teasing me like crazy!
Our fall weekend walk also brought us to another one of those tree things. This is the most creative one we have seen yet. Please don’t ask why there are reptiles inside the door as we have no idea. The thought is nice, but we would be happier to find something cheery inside, not the ugly creatures.
After about an hour, we were back to our starting point. I stopped to sit on the bench and show off my Mohawk. It wasn’t really windy out, so I am not sure why my head furs are standing on end, but they seem to have a mind of their own. Hope you enjoyed our little walk!
We are joining our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard is for their Nature Friday blog hop.