This little lake is the source of the municipal water works and is fed by another lake piped underground and our little creek that runs through our property.
It is an overcast day with temperatures in the low 60' . Sorry the sun didn't choose to shine on our outing. But--"the sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar--tomorrow--."
It's a pretty lake. Here we are looking across at a pasture where cows are protected by their donkey friends. Locally farmers keep donkeys in with their cattle because the donkeys are said to dislike coyotes and stomp any that get near the herd.
This is the inlet where our creek flows out and we are looking toward our nephews home place here on the right side of the creek.
If we could have seen around the bend of the lake you could almost see the bridge on my nephews land, some of which is on the other side of the creek.
Along the stream are wonderful bushes and stands of Jewelweed like you see here. I believe smearing jewelweed on a mosquito bit is suppose to soothe the itch. It is a tried and true remedy for poison ivy. (I have added this because Aisling reminded me with her comment.)
A friendly dragonfly follows us along the pathway as we wander homeward.
Here we have found some very curious looking mushrooms at the base of this tree. They look like thin wood shavings that have curled around into little disks. I continue to be amazed at the different ways mushrooms choose to appear.
Finally our last photo opportunity is at the site of a beavers handiwork. This log didn't get hauled away and seems to have been here for a few years. We took many more pictures along the way and had a good time reblazing the old trail.
Be sure to check out the other strollers who have checked in at The Quiet Country House.