Saturday, March 12, 2011

Deer, possum and swollen streams!

After what seemed days of rain around here, we finally got to get out a bit yesterday and do a little hiking.

We headed up the ridge where we saw the stream had turned into a little river from all the rain. Very cool, literally! Nice wading after a nice hike. Here I am looking down on it from the top of the ridge.

Mum wore her regular shoes womens Avia's instead of the Five Fingers, (which we''re gonna blog about this week :), because she thought the trail was gonna be really wet. But it wasn't too bad, even after seven inches of rain in the past four days.

Then we headed down the ridge and around the ponds which are very swollen and filling from one into the other, into the other. Just then, down in the back pasture we saw some deer. Hard to see in the vid, but they are just to the right of the big pile of tree limbs in the pasture on the right.

Mum was really proud because this time I just barked my fool head off, but neither Gracie or I tried to pull her down the hill to go after them. After a little while, we just got disinterested and were ready to move on. What? Mum says....what a break through!!!

We walked around the pasture, then headed toward the bridge that goes over the creek because there is still running water going over the little road we usually use. Just then I saw something I've never seen before, a possum!!! My first!

The only camera Mum had on her was from the cell phone, and she only got one photo from far away before it waddled into it's hole. But you can kind of see it just the left of the other side of the bridge.

So that's what's been hiding down at the base of that tree that I'm always interested in!!! Mum had been wondering for weeks, maybe even months. Mystery solved.

The weather today is super nice, and we're off to do some more hiking this afternoon. Tomorrow we may be going to an agility practice match south of here! OMD!


  1. We went for a walk today and checking out our river too! It is flowing so fast!! Be careful out on your hikes!

    Licks & Puppy Kisses,
    Kylie & Jimmy

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  3. We is kinda flooded out from all the rains here too. Our hike today woz furry slimy and sloshy. Thank dogness I drip dry.


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