Thursday, September 22, 2011


Chikaming Nature Preserve is my new favorite place to take Gilda for a walk. What a gorgeous spot! And it's so close-by; just a few miles north of Three Oaks. The paths are really well maintained - it looks like it will be a great place for cross country skiing this winter too. First you walk along a cornfield, past wild concord grapes growing by its side. You come to a fork in the path - the left tine takes you through the pine forest and past the marsh while the left tine takes you through the meadow, past the crabapple trees and the pussy-willows. The two paths meet up in the middle, near the edge of a little farm. This is exactly the place that I've been looking for since we moved here. Gilda, of course, couldn't be more thrilled. And the little guy loves any opportunity for a backpack ride.

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