Let’s go on a fall swamp walk! I’ve been wanting to take a long walk at Gramma’s house for months, but Mom never has the time. Last weekend, she surprised me and we took an hour and a half walk. It made me so happy. I miss seeing what is going on in Gramma’s part of town. Every season in the swamp trails is different looking and smelling.
Since we had a lot of rain in the past weeks, the water level was up near the trail in many places. If we went off the trail, we had to really make sure we didn’t step into any water. The weather was chilly, so we didn’t want wet paws or shoes. See the water to the left of my tail?
There is one trail that goes off into a more wooded area. For fun we took a walk down that path. The swamp path doesn’t have leaves on it, but the woods path is deep in leaves.
I got to play around on some fallen trees. It is always good to work on things like standing on my back paws and stretching my body a little bit.
Many of the cattails in the swamp are more like fur tails right now. I learned that at this time of year, the cattails dry out and then explode into what looks like fur. The fur is full of seeds. It blows around and gets things set to grow more cattails next year.
Honestly, the whole life cycle of a cattail has me rather stumped!
The fall swamp walk was a lot of fun for me and Mom. Towards the end, I was starting to get tired out. The fresh air and exercise is good for the body and mind, but wears one out too. It was time to head back to Gramma’s house to get some cookies (she always has lots of tasty ones for me) and then take a nap while Mom and Gramma go shopping.
I’m joining my friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard for their Nature Friday blog hop.