My daughter and I are in the middle of a week-long vacation. Last night it rained. This morning the wet earth and trees smelled like I imagine Heaven will. The mountains were wrapped in tendrils of fog and clouds.
By late morning, the overcast grey skies had transformed into deep blue scattered with shining white drifts of cloud. We set out for a walk.
We passed through this gate…
and came upon a pond.
As we walked around it, these are some of the things we found:
Some interesting trees to identify later
Black-Eyed Susans everywhere
The tiniest frog EVER
A beautiful feather, downy and soft
My favorite view of the pond
The circle complete, we went back to our temporary home away from home for lunch and a well-earned nap.