Today we had more snow and cold weather, so I didn't get to go anywhere. I really wouldn't have a big problem hiking in a snowstorm, but I have no way to get to any of the nature parks. The problem is driving on the snow filled roads. It gets kind of treacherous.
I was actually very tempted to go back to one of my hiking trails, and just walk around enjoying the snowfall. As long as you're dressed warmly, walking in the middle of all that snow can be just as enjoyable as walking in any quiet forest in the warm summertime.
Just one week ago we were experiencing a sort of false spring around here. Everybody hoped it was the real thing, but we all knew it was still way too early. We still have a little over a month before we start to see the first signs of spring around here.
I mentioned last week because I was back out at my new nature park, Carpenter Lake. Unfortunately I didn't have Alice with me this time, but I did get to enjoy the peaceful solitude of the forest. I know that some of you like when I have Alice along, but I can do many more adventurous and dangerous things if she's not there.
That's not to say that I would ever leave her behind if she was with me, but I only see her every few months. I guess it gets hard to leave Wonderland very often when you've chosen to live there permanently. Besides, would you want to leave a place like that for very long?
Oh, but I'm neglecting to tell you about my two pictures of the day. These photos look almost identical, but there are a few differences. The one at the top was from my last visit to Carpenter. They are both shots of my new fancy bridge playground. At the end of it is the fishing platform.
If you look at the right side of both photos, you can see in the one at the top that the ice on the lake has begun to melt. It was like that all over the park that day. Nobody would foolishly walk out on that lake now. Maybe only something as small as a rabbit would be safe out there.
These photos are just to give you a preview of what I did that day, and I really like the photos very much. Don't worry though, I still have a few last stories of Alice's latest visit for you. I just held them back so I would have them in reserve for you. I guess the most interesting story is what happened to make Alice not want to go back out there the next day.