|Looking west over north field from trees midway the lane|
While Mike was out cycling the other day, I took the dogs for a walk. I felt a certain uncharacteristic lack of enthusiasm on the part of the dogs. It's not unusual for Nellie to hang back, but Bess is usually up for any activity. Perhaps it was a little too hot. Or maybe they thought we should wait for Mike. At any rate, once we reached the top of Plank’s Pitch, they were willing enough for an early return to the house.
I had the camera with me and enjoyed vistas that included neatly planted fields and puffy white clouds.
I took this picture from the neighbor's. From this angle, we see the CRP at Plank's, then June's field, and then the north field on the right side of the photo.
Despite the heat, the scent of rodent caught Bess' attention, and Nellie joined the search.
We have a family of seven juvenile American coots living in the pond. We don’t know what happened to the parents, but the youngsters fend for themselves, living on the abundant supply of algae. It’s difficult to get pictures of them through the cattails. It’s very nice to have this activity on the pond. KW