Today felt almost springlike, with clear blue skies, bright sun, and the temperature inching towards 50 degrees. The ground is still covered with at least a foot of snow, but we couldn't help ourselves and left the front door open to circulate a little fresh air throughout the house. We finally decided that we could not bear to stay indoors on such a nice day, and set off for a hike through the back woods with the dogs.
Images above: bright blue sky through the trees // trail through the woods // wild turkey tracks in the snow // tiny buds starting to form on tree branches (spring is coming!) // abandoned hunting cabin up the road // beautiful old stone retaining wall at the hunting cabin // Riley & Fern sunning themselves after the walk