We had some scary wind blowing last night. The doors and windows rattled like crazy. I've found twigs and branches in our garden, but no real damage.
The last two days we had 25C, plus a warm wind was blowing. We went for a walk on Friday, again to Mary Lake. This time we met two standard poodles, a Labrador, and some white fluffball little doggy with their families. This was very exciting for Happy. He got spooked by an old tree trunk. I wonder what Happy saw in that. After I coaxed him to sniff it, he was fine of course, and on our way back he didn't even glance at it. It was nice, but hot.
Yesterday we decided to drive to a different part of the Oak Ridges Trail, one we've not been to before. I have to say, that Happy still doesn't want to get into the car, even with all those nice walks at the end of the car ride.
I made a mistake and left the map at home, so we had a hard time finding the entrance to this part of the trail at first. There was no other car there, when we started out to walk. The below photo was made right at the beginning of our walk. This part was VERY hilly! I can't imagine walking this when it had rained, and the ground is wet. Too many possibilities to slip and hurt yourself.
The path goes straight ahead, as I mentioned with up and downs, but not many curves. There's still not very much green to be seen, except for lovely moss, which I like. First we've met two Ladies with a Golden Retriever, and a 11 month old Newfoundland puppy. This meeting went smooth, and was nice for everybody.
Later as we entered the woodsy part of the trail, I looked behind us, and saw a lone rider coming, on a huge black beautiful horse. We stepped off the trail to give him enough space to pass us. He was going slow, so we could talk with him, until he passed. This was the first time Happy saw a horse, and he looked in wonderment, until they were way past, then he started to bark after them, and pulled and wanted to follow. Since we didn't know the trail ahead, we went back a little, and found another smaller trail to the left, which we followed, because there was this noise coming from this direction, which I wanted to check out. It was clear that it came from toads and frogs. The closer we got the louder it got. I've never heard anything like this! It was unbelievable, and beautiful too.
I didn't see a single toad, but there must have been hundreds if not thousands there, giving that concert. The place where this took place is on the first photo in second row. In a few weeks, this water must ripple with tadpoles, I'm sure. Maybe we'll be back there at some point.
I didn't think of taking a picture of the horse, too bad, I only got a hoof print.
We encountered a couple of Ladies with yet another little white furball of puppy. As soon as Happy saw them, he jumped into lets play position with his front paws down on the ground, and was yapping to get to them. It was clear that they all were scared of him, so we tried to move on quietly, but he was a brat and barked after them. Now they think he's a monster, I'm sure. Not everybody wants to say Hello. We've got to work on his behavior in such cases. It was embarrassing for us.
On the way into the trail, Happy was pulling, and sniffing, and on our way back, I was counting on him pulling me up those steep hills, because my steam was almost all gone, but NO, he was walking perfectly beside me.
We said we would go there maybe today again, but my knees hurt so bad during the night, that I could not sleep. I'm not used to walking that far every day. But the beautiful sunshine is sure tempting to get going again.
We are not celebrating Easter, but I could not pass those two tins, when I saw them at the store. The chocolate is gone, of course, and stitch markers moved into the oval tin. An improvement for them, since they were housed in a white plastic container before. The larger tin is still empty, but I'll find use for it too.
Happy Easter for those who celebrate it, and for all the others, have a wonderful Sunday!