I had a nice post training walk the other day with my mom. We did a lot of tracking this week since I have a test coming up. Since she recently realized I rarely go for a walk without one of my sisters, this is the perfect time to give it a try. What you see behind me are the nice fields where Mom lays my tracks.
The day we took our walk was cloudy and cool, with occasional sprinkles. The area is very pretty, but with gloomy skies it doesn’t look quite as nice as it did on the sunny day we went tracking in the fields.
It’s Minnesota, so there has to be water and there sure is. Part of the park borders on Marion Lake. Until this week, I had only been to this park one time, so it is new to me as I was a really young pup my other time here. My first visit was my four month photo shoot!
There is also a lot of marsh land between the park and the lake water. The cattails are all exploding, but Mom says not to eat the stuffing. I guess someone in the past must have tried that.
With the odd weather this year, the leaves are not behaving when it comes to pretty colors. Many are still green, some are yellow, and lots are losing leaves like crazy. Mom likes to see lots of bright colors together, but we can’t find that. This tree was the prettiest one we could find.
Since it was a post training walk, we had to carry my forty foot tracking line and harness along with us. Mom sets it down next to me most of the time so she doesn’t forget to pick it up again.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Minnesota without a sign like the blue one behind me, right? Things are so dead and ugly right now, the snow will really brighten things up. Lots of parks have ski trails but it is also a bummer because most of the time, dogs are not allowed on the ski trails. Lucky for me, we didn’t have snow the day I was here!
I’m joining my friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard for their Nature Friday blog hop.