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.