There were many treasures discovered on our very very long nature walk on a path often taken by my husband during the cross country skiing season. Half way we needed to take the less groomed path, with two beaten narrow grooves that looked like a small vehicle would fit or trails for deer and other animals.
Our conversations were as natural as the surroundings and the pace we were strolling along with a pause here and there. We observed wasps chasing the monarchs away from the flowers, a garter snake before disappearing in the grasses, a hawk above in the trees, scat from several different animals and a beaver dam as tall as us.
This last photo shows us being all giddy from the fresh air, exercise and pure beauty that was all around us!