November 9, 2010

Unchartered Territory – The Pug & I

My butt has respectfully requested that I get off of it.  It is annoyed with me.  As am I, with it.  Soooooo……. before I have to resort to the treadmill (and the dreaded shin splints that I get while using it), I am getting out in the great outdoors.    So much more pleasurable.

So last week the Pug & I ventured over to the town reservoir.  I was there a awhile ago and it was not a great place for walking but a couple of years ago the Town set up a parking area and unbeknown to me, now there is somewhat of a path.  

11 07 Elsa

11 07 Elsa 2Of course they are largely obscured by gazillions of leaves!

11 07 Moss At this time of year any color on the forest floor POPS!

11 07 Tree mushrooms

11 07 Ferns

11 07 Red Berries These little red berries, and I do mean little – the plants were only about 2 or 3 inches tall, just caught my eye amongst all of the brown.

11 07 Mini conifers
Newborn evergreens I assume?

11 07 Mushrooms on a tree
Mushrooms growing 20 (or so) feet up in the tree canopy.  Isn’t nature amazing??

11 07 Birdhouse
I was kind of surprised to see this.  Probably a recent installation since the wood still looks kind of new.

 11 07 Swans
One of God’s beautiful creatures….the swan.
They are curious creatures and approached us along the shoreline.
11 07 Swans 2
Probably hoping for food.  The Pug (aka city dog) had a bark-fest – they were not bothered in any way.

11 07 Elsa wants to go home
Can we go home now?  I’m thirsty……and pooped!

I have been down to the reservoir 4 or 5 times this past week and plan to do so until the snow comes.  I will post more about my adventures – boring as they may be!  Fun for me though.    And Elsa.   And my butt thanks me.


Chatty Crone said...

Oh my favorite dogs in the world are pugs (but I am allergic to them for some reason) - you're little guy is so cute.

You sure did find a lot of interesting things on your walk.


Pam said...

That looks so relaxing. I guess I could have the same experience if I got off my butt! The pug sure had a good time.

Verde Farm said...

Thanks for taking us on your walk with that beautiful Pug of yours. My in-laws have one very similar and her name is Daisy. We all love her. You have beautiful scenery on your trail and the swans are gorgeous to say the least. I need to get walking myself. For today...I'm going to be content with your walk :) LOL

fiftyodd said...

Gorgeous pics! Your blog makes me relax and think of good things. Thank you.

troutbirder said...

I love walks with my big puppy and coming along with you on yours was very nice. Thanks

Ima Weed said...

Looks like a great place to be taking walks daily, weekly or whenever. Your buddy would like it everyday I am sure. My buddy always knows when it is walk time whether I am ready or not.

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Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed your fall pictures with the pug. Happy Nikolaus day.

Katerina said...

Beautiful photos! I love your blog!

Plase, check out y blog too

cindy said...

Those little green plants are mountain laurel. It is so pretty in the winter.