After speech therapy, we headed to Shaker Lakes with our friend India and her sons, River and Ian. They'd never been on this hike, so Aleks and Bastian led the way.
The water was stagnant, full of moss and algae. Despite melted snow, there was not enough rain to saturate the stream fully for flowing.
Bastian took this photo of me.
There were blue jay feathers all over, though we found no blue jay. Poop too.
We also found a dead bat.
Who was busy being eaten by ants.
The same stone heart, we'd found before.
The deer came out too. It was late enough, but much brighter than when we saw them in the fall.
The lighting was better for photographing them thanks to the end of Daylight Savings Time.
Bastian watched them race past.