There is a hike through the woods near the gate that presents a steep elevation change challenge. The walking staff was substituted in the place of the camera and for now there are no pictures. Next time the camera will be added to the inventory, but there have been rain delays recently.
Last August two bags of daffodil bulbs were purchased from the Daffodil Parade committee during the Sumner Arts Festival. They have sprouted and are ready to bloom at the first hint of sun and warmth.
This bud is waiting to open when the sun shines on it again.
After several days of clouds and rain, St. Paddy's Day brought the sunshine and the daffodils are beginning to open.
I acquired Auntie for an Awana project and the creature joined the hike on the 24th. First stop was the anthill along the road near the gate. There was a gallant battle that finally resulted in Auntie's retreat. That hoard of ants meant business.
Entering the woods on the path under the trees next to the anthill, it's an easy uphill climb, using the walking staff and a switch-back approach. At the top we can look back to the road below.
This picture was looking at the gate area from where the climb had brought us. The now cloudy skies opened into a gentle rain.
As we headed a ways up the road, several more anthills caught Auntie's eye and battles with similar results as before were waged.
We headed back down the hill at another point, (which now created a greater change in elevation than the route up), and glanced back from whence we came.
Auntie found a place to rest.
Auntie was able to take this picture for me.
In all, it made for a great, challenging, short walk. Come and join me sometime.
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