|Let's go hiking, Mama Jean!|
The last time we visited Grace Road Park was in the fall. The waterfall had dried up and the river was low. Sadie B and Eddie decided it was time to show Mitzi the river, and commandeered Gail and I to drive them to the trailhead.
|Hey little buddy, you'll like this place!|
(which also has another name, but I've forgotten it)
but there was still lots of rocky river bank to explore, and the water was clear with a translucent green tint that reminds me of a watercolour painting. My pocket camera didn't capture it well; local readers just might have to check it out for themselves!
|Ah hope you don't expect me to go swimming!|
Eddie and Mitzi explored the shoreline, while Sadie B paddled along the edge of the river:
Gail and I chatted loudly after seeing what we think were the tracks of a young bear in the sand. I expect he was long gone, but a little conversation is always a wise precaution in bear country in spring.
|Go 'way, Bear!|
I is not a snack!
After a few treats to restore their energy,
|Auntie Gail has the BEST treats in the world!|
We headed into the trees again, wandering on paths where bleeding heart and trillium were already in bloom:
|Trillium in bloom|
|First blooms of bleeding heart|
On the way back up the hill to the parking area, Sadie B thought a thorough splash in a mud puddle would be fun:
|Mud, glorious mud!|
A good time was had by all, and just as we reached the cars a spring shower began. Good timing!