It was a glorious, sunny when I woke up so I decided to get out of the house and take a walk. Unfortunately the good weather didn’t last long. Pretty soon it clouded over and got quite dark and gloomy. The weather forecast even suggested rain. Still I’d decided to go out. I took the dog for a one hour walk around the neighborhood and after a brief rest on returning home I caught a ride to the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. On the way there I decided I would try to walk back to the house so I walked through the park, onto the Old Croton Aqueduct trail, along Route 9 and then up the hill along Scarborough Road back to the house. All told it took me about three hours. So including the walk with the dog I walked for about four hours in all. Above: Bridge over the Pocantico River. Although most of the trees were still bare, a few were starting to show leaves.

Pocantico River. We’ve had quite a lot of rain lately and it was in full flow.

Skunk Cabbage (I think). A low growing plant that grows in wetlands and moist hill slopes of eastern North America. Apparently if you bruise the leaves they present an odor reminiscent of skunks. I can’t confirm this as I’ve never actually tried to bruise one.

A pair of fellow walkers and their dog. I didn’t take Harley because he’d already had his walk and I was carrying a fairly large, heavy camera. It’s hard to control the dog and use such a camera at the same time.

Stone wall.

Mossy stones.

Patterns in stone

Taken with a Canon EOS 5DII and Canon EF20-105mm f3.5-4.5 II USM

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