Went for a walk in a lovely bit of woods, Copicut Woods. It was meant to be a wildflower walk/hike, but come on....this is Massachusetts....the wildflowers aren't terribly copius....especially in a forest. Still, the guide did a great job with what he was given. Too early for the wild lady slippers, which are the main draw I guess, but we spotted one or two. I'm still mixed between finding them pretty and finding them grotesque. I'll make up my mind someday.
<<Stonewall. A very New England thing (maybe elsewhere as well? I have no idea. Here is a good post about them-- pictures). The ground used to be very rocky in the whole New England area and when people were settling here and clearing fields they would have thousands of these stones and used them to build walls around their properties. Just jumbled little walls. But I love them. And they are everywhere. I love seeing them in the middle of forests. Signs of a forgotten time, place, and people. They are slightly haunting and very .... New England. Surrounding pastures and red barns. Running along old backroads and paths through the forest that I imagine used to be a thoroughfaire or homestead. Very cool. And very picturesque, though, there are so many here that you sort of take them for granted.
Well, it was a nice walk. I bought some bug spray for next time :/ I'm a walking mosquito magnet. It was nice to be out in the fresh air and it was a really beautiful day. Have I mentioned how much I love it not being winter? Screw you, SAD!