We had a wonderful walk today despite the realisation that the egg hunt we planed to take part in was the day before! Turns out we don’t regret it at all. Three hundred people showed up. Not exactly what I was looking forward to.

We enjoyed the green wet forest and saw a lot of interesting critters that Krista pointed out. I had never seen frog’s eggs before and I totally missed the salamander on the trail the first time I walked by. She also took home a sampling of owl pellets found in the crook of a tree with the hopes of dissecting them later. Too cool! I had just been reading about owl pellets this morning!

Can you spot Kale? He’s hiding to scare his brother who was dancing down the trail!

Sam running to catch up with the bigger kids!

Frog’s eggs in gelatinous fluid. It floats in the water and kind of attaches or catches on sticks and other things in the water.

Salamander

He had a cute orange underside and as you can see we were soaking by the end of the walk. It was quite wet!

The day ended with a delicious shared meal. Krista’s family supplied the roast chicken and pumpkin cinnamon buns and we brought roasted potato and asparagus salad with chili vinaigrette and cilantro¬†. It was all so good!

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5 Responses to Morrell in the Rain

  1. JT says:

    Wow…It looks amazing there, almost majestic!

  2. lisa says:

    What a gorgeous forest. So crisp and clean. Neat-o frog eggs and salamander. Really great photos.

  3. Annie says:

    I was impressed with the photos if you can believe it. Krista kept wondering if it’d be too dark. I wondered the same thing because of the basicness of my camera and the rainy day.

  4. Alyssa says:

    This makes me miss Washington! I grew up in the northwest and have since lived in the mountain west and am now in Kentucky, where it looks like we’ll be for a while.

    Though I am looking forward to getting to know this new area, seeing pictures of the gorgeous forests and all the water really make me miss home.

    Thanks for the inspiration to get out and go hiking!

  5. Annie says:

    It’s so beautiful up here for sure but it’s true that wherever you are it will be beautiful if you look close enough! Do you blog, Alyssa? You should show off the beauty of Kentucky. I happen to know a couple of people who live there!

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