The weather was a balmy 75 degrees so I decided that I would go for a walk at Reimers Ranch which is about 15 miles from my house. The drive alone is very pleasant and gives me more opportunities to listen to the current Audio-book that has me very much engrossed. Being a week day, I knew that there would not be very many people lucky enough to take the time to enjoy the wonderful weather and get in some exercise to boot.
I had no specific plans except to start walking from the very last Parking Lot known as River View Parking No 2. I headed of along the Multi-use Trail in the general direction of the Turkey Trail and then at the last minute decided to stay on the Multi-use Trail heading back to River View Parking No 1.
The Spring flowers are blossoming in all of their glory and I got some great pictures. As usual, I also took pictures of the trails and the surrounding views which are bright with new growth as Nature has painted things with her green brush. I spotted a couple of birds that looked like the same type in both pictures . I believe they were Cowbirds and of course, the sky was dotted with the ever circling Buzzards. If I don’t see any other birds, I can guarantee to see a Buzzard or two.
I passed a couple of young ladies on the upper gravel trail on my way back to the Parking Lot where I had first set out. We greeted each other as is the ways of trail hikers and exchanged a few pleasantries. I headed back to my truck and altogether, managed to cover 5.2 miles which also included walking around the grocery store. A very successful afternoon.
The only exercise I’ve been getting is weed pulling and rock moving. I finished the new waterfall and have been spending money like a crazy person for plants for the garden. Now I’m pulling up the 1 million Hackberry seedlings that have sprouted in the last month and have to start mulching today.
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That’s what happens when you put your pond on the upcoming Pond Tour. Me, I just let my garden run wild.
It’s 75 degrees here today in Illinois too! 🙂
Spring is here…
Thoroughly enjoyed your spring flowers video. Thank you.
You are very welcome
A very pleasant hike, it seems! Those flowers were spectacular.
My part of Texas has a beautiful Spring display. Ladybird Johnson instituted a wildflower program and currently, Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes are in abundance on the sides of the highways.
Oh really? I wasn’t aware of Ladybird Johnson’s wildflower program. That’s a great legacy!
Yes, it was one of her major achievements
Another interesting walk, Francis! I was sorry to have missed the spring flowers when we visited Texas last year but I think we were a bit too late in the season.
The problem is that you can be off for just a week and the best blooms are already gone. Hard to get the timing right unless you either live here or have someone tell you to come and visit as the flowers are out…