March 6, 2010

Into the Woods

It's too early to say "spring has sprung." We do, after all, live in New England! But man, it sure has been invigorating this week to see crocuses popping up and to romp around outside in 50 degree weather. Once I saw the weekend forecast, I knew I had to get into the woods this weekend. It is perfect hiking weather and it's been a long time since we've been able to enjoy nature without donning snow pants, hats, gloves, and puffy coats. We went a little north of the city to the Middlesex Fells Reservation, specifically to Bellevue Pond. I have no map of the trails, but we made our way up, down, and around some of the Skyline Trail, getting directions back to Bellevue pond when it was clear we were heading too far away from where we wanted to end up.

Sadly, Colin could not enjoy the weather with us. He has a committee meeting this coming Thursday and is working away. Prayers are much appreciated, for all of us, but mostly for him, his work, and his sanity. We may be looking forward to the end of graduate school. Maybe. Just a little....

In the meantime, here are some photos from our excursion.

The pond in the background is still frozen.

There are a couple of swings by the pond.

Our trail blazer!

Testing out some walking sticks.

Brian would NOT look at the camera!

Strange rock circles.

A bridge over a babbling brook.

I'm thinking there may be another hiking trip on the cards for tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to the woods being full of life again as spring nudges her way in, leaving winter behind her!


  1. there is nothing sweeter than spring after a long winter. glad you are out enjoying the warmer weather!!! and why are those rocks in a weird circle?? is it a melting pattern thing?

    praying for colin, and all of you!!

  2. oh, that's a really fun spot! Did you make it up to the castle-like structure? I can't remember if it's a full building or just a tower. It's been soooo nice to get out - maybe next Friday we can get out together?