Tuesday, May 20, 2008

8.6 miles on Gateway Trail

A beautiful mostly sunny day, 60 degrees, windy 16 mph.
Sweet Pea spotted a herd of 6 deer; I nearly stepped on a 5 inch turtle in the middle of the trail; a wild turkey dashed across ahead of us; a black and white cat ran into the woods; we climbed over a couple of large trees probably downed by the gusty winds last Saturday.

If you click on the picture to enlarge, you may see the male mallard (dark head, light body) just above and to the right of the center of the picture.

5 comments:

robtherunner said...

Sounds like some interesting wildlife sightings out on the trail. I could use some time out amongst nature.

Sunshine said...

Rob: That was my thought this time of year when I was teaching/ working. Best wishes for summer to be a great change of pace for you.

Backofpack said...

Beautiful picture and well-hidden duck! Yesterday morning we ran in a warm downpour - 58 degrees. I ran 7.5 and when I got home my shirt and hat dripped for an hour. It was fun!

Sunshine said...

Michelle: "It was fun!" .... I love that part!!

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely photo! Thanks, Sunshine.