I park my car at the farthest point in the park, at the bottom of a hill by the lake. That way, the beginning of our walk is uphill, and we go downhill on the way back to the car.
We saw geese and swans on the lake yesterday. (Discovered that the HDR setting on my iPhone isn't all that great in bright sunlight for things that are moving.)
Weird double image of swans
A mixed flock of geese.
Mama and Papa Canada Geese, with four goslings.
Millions of tiny tadpoles at the edge of the lake.
The park has a well-maintained nature trail that winds through the woods on both sides of the road. The one side is fairly sunny (and has more poison ivy on the edge of the path than I'm comfortable with.). We took the shadier path down the hill and back to the car.
It feels really good to get out in the sunshine and work up a sweat like that. Ruby seems to enjoy these walks as much as I do. (I will let you know when I get to the point where I can scale that hill more easily.)