Friday, February 8, 2013

Out for a Walk

Earlier this week, we had one lovely, sunny day.  I was feeling a bit pent up, so I loaded Ruby into the car and she and I went in search of somewhere to waste time.  The 'Hogue Tract Trail' along the Rappanannock River in Fauquier County was exactly what we needed.

 
 
This trail runs through the woods along the top of the ridge above the river. 
 
 
 
 
 
Ruby was excited and alert ... listening and watching and sniffing ... wagging her tail and obviously enjoying herself immensely.
 
 
 
 
 
On two occasions, she stopped and cocked her head and listened ... her attention riveted on something I could not see or hear.  After a few moments, she pounced into the leaves just off the trail.  I'm assuming she was after a vole, or something like that.
 
 
 
We were only gone for a little over an hour.  Walking the trail, just my dog and me, soaking up sunshine and enjoying each other's company ... it was just what we both needed.
 

8 comments:

missing moments said...

Always the best sort of medicine!

Lynn said...

A very enjoyable post, Connie. Happy weekend.

deborah said...

the best way to relieve cabin fever - for both of you!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Have to take complete advantage of the sunny days this time of the year..... otherwise total cabin fever sets in. Looks like you two had a perfect adventure. xox

JC said...

What a nice way to spend the day.

Low Tide High Style said...

She looks just like Misty in that last photo, when she's after a mole or a vole. Glad you got a chance to get out and enjoy the sunshine!

Kat

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

A wonderful walk~ thanks for taking us along~
smiles
Teresa

Heaven's Walk said...

It's so nice to see photos of your walk....with no snow, Connie. lol! Reminds me that spring is truly on her way. :) What a nice way to spend your day with Ruby! :)

xoxo laurie

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