Hike in the Pasture

A couple weeks ago Andrew and I, along with his parents and one of his uncles (his aunt was there for a bit too) hiked around the pasture.  The pasture is his grandmother’s land.  There are almost 200 acres that in the past have been home to a Christmas tree farm and an apple orchard.

It’s always fun to go walking around in the pasture.  You never know what you’ll see.  We had a great day for our walk, which was over two hours long.

Walking AlongMost of the time I was lagging behind because I was taking photos.  Lots of two-track trails make it easy to get around.

PastureMuch of the pasture looks like this.  Various groves of trees and open areas.

Tamarack PineAndrew wanted to check out the Tamarack Pines.  They’re pretty cool trees.  But we didn’t get too close to this group because they’re in a swampy area (where they like to grow).   They’re in the process of dropping their needles.

Twisted BranchThis branch, still part of a living tree is twisted.  Nature does some interesting things!

PuffballThis mushroom looks like an old Nerf ball.  When pushed upon it gives off a dusty film.

Deer ScrapeThere was also evidence of deer rubbing antlers against some trees.

Multi-trunked MapleSome trees have lots of trunks.

Old TreeOther trees are big, old, and lumpy looking.

Center FocusEven weeds make good subjects for photography.

Dried Up PoneUsually this area is filled with water.  Beacon has done some fetching here in the past.  But right now it’s all dried up!

We always have a good time walking around the pasture.   This time we didn’t take the dogs with us but they also love running around.  They’ve seen and chased turkeys and deer.  We’ll have to plan a trip back and take the canines with us.

If you want to see other photos from our hike that I uploaded check them out in my Flickr album.

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4 Responses to Hike in the Pasture

  1. mizunogirl says:

    great Photos. I love days like this, with the clear blue skies and I assume crisp air!

  2. Freedom Smith says:

    It looks like a wonderful place to hike and take pictures! Such a lovely setting, with the trees and the many things you took pictures of. I bet your dogs love to romp and play here, and they would love the water, as well, right?

  3. Aussie Emjay says:

    This is a really cool post – so many different things about the trees. I love the big, old lumpy trees.

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