Today dawned cold and foggy. It was also drizzling. It was the perfect day to hibernate at home.
Instead, Sadie and I went to our park. The usual spectacular view of the foothills was hidden by the thick blanket of fog.
Seeing the hills rise out of the mist reminded me of the movie Brigadoon.
Sadly, Gene Kelly did not appear out of the mist to dance with me.
In fact, we didn’t see many other people at all.
On a warm day the walking trail is filled with dogs and their people. Today we often had it to ourselves.
Sadie used the solitude to enjoy a moment of quiet reflection.
The park is beginning to show signs of life after a cold and snowy winter. Today I saw the first buds of the year.
There is also grass sprouting in the woods and Sadie sniffed every bit of it.
At one point she was so absorbed in the grass that she walked into a bush.
As always, Sadie enjoyed splashing in the stream.
She even explored the waterfalls.
Splashing in the stream and the mist in the air combined to create a soaking wet dog. Sadie paused often to try to shake off the water.
The weather was no match and by the time we got back to the car we were both wet and muddy.
Despite the weather related misery, it was a lot more fun than staying at home.