Getting ready to go out still takes about 15 minutes, but instead of bundling up, I apply sunblock and wait (and wait and wait) for it soak in. My hat helps protect my face and keeps me cool. I pair it with sunglasses because my eyes not do appreciate bright light.
This is one of the trails I frequent (mostly because it's about 2 minutes from my front door):
The stream looks different these days . . no ice!
It's pretty wet everywhere in fact. Lots of rain this past week!
I noticed a good bit of wildlife, but everything was much too fast for a photo - a butterfly, tons of bugs and birds, a frog, and a rabbit. And plants! Take a look at this leaf:
I was following a butterfly (should've learned my lesson from Alice in Wonderland, right?) down a gully that I usually just walk by and came across that tree. The leaves are massive! Google tells me it's a yellow poplar and the leaves grow to be 8 inches long.
What are you seeing on your walks these days?