Sunday was a perfect, beautiful New England day! For Father's Day, Rick wanted to take a picnic lunch and hike around Gates Pond which is about five minutes from our home. The two-mile trail is a fairly easy hike. As you can see, we really do live in the woods. Miss Emma was soooo excited~look at her running up the trail!
Okay, here's your warning: there will be a LOT of tree branch photos in this post! LOL Tree branches and water reflections are my favorite things to photograph. Well, Emma is my favorite thing to photograph, as if you haven't noticed that. But next to her, it's tree branches and water reflections. This was our view from our picnic spot.
And here are two even better views~they have tree branches, water reflections, AND Emma!
These don't really need captions...
Emma was really interested in a bug of some sort.
She was hoping Nemo would swim by and flap a fin at her.
I think this is a crane.
Emma wanted me to take a photo of this cool spider in its web.
It's hard to see in the photo, but this tree is completely hollow.
Looking straight up...
Check out these branches~too cool!
These rock walls are everywhere. The rocks literally float to the surface of the soil, so people just gather them and make walls and planters out of them.
This one cracks me up~Emma is using her water bottle as a phone to check with her babysitter to make sure that Lucy (her Bitty Baby) is okay!
Emma stuck out her belly and proclaimed that she ate too many peanut M&M's as we hiked!
My favorite girls!
At the end of the trail, Rick and I indulged in a water fight. (Yes, we are still two goofy high school kids in love!) We doused each other, and Emma thought it was hilarious! She begged us to douse her, too~here's the result. She said that was her favorite part of the hike.