Thursday. It’s Friday eve!

“HAPPY THURSDAY!

Sorry, but I am saving my “woo-hoo!” for friday.”

Peony

We are sort of fresh and ready take on today, after a whopping – less than – 6 hours of sleep. I was trapping a mouse in our bedroom – this is a first in 19 years being in this house – until midnight. Successfully I might add (no mouse was harmed in the process). I am still wondering how could this happen with all the cats we have?

I think Mag loves to chase his invisible yard monster because it’s a great way to wake himself every morning. I might follow suit.

Today is very overcast (I am loving it!) and I feel a super light sprinkle in the air. If you would ask me, I’ll say it’s the perfect day! However it’s going to be around 90F today so my #Itotallylovethisday party will be shot down around 9am when temps will start to climb – it’s not my kind of hike – with 90% humidity.

My original plan was ditched as soon as we were turning onto Falls rd. to go to the trails around Lake Roland. Heavy traffic indicated road construction, hopefully at the entrance of the trail. You’ll here my tuned back rant about the parking situation tomorrow. IF, we can approach the area.

So….we are heading to the closest spot

….located across from Greenspring station on the North side of I83 (outer loop).

Super popular park with generously sized parking lot (with some shade towards the side), paved loops, athletic fields, picnic areas and playground.

Vantage point

Total paved path length is .8 miles but we always walk on the perimeter of the grass, to be able to stretch it to 1.2 miles!

Thanks to Lake Roland to the South and Oregon Ridge on the North, wildlife in this area is still very present. Part of the Jones Falls is a County designated environmental greenway.

At the entrance we can take pleasure in walking through a footbridge over Deep Run stream followed by a beautiful Hardy Rain Garden

Even though the park itself is neatly kept, some areas are forest buffers, keeping wildlife around for people to enjoy.

Wild garlic, Milkweed with insects, Trumpet-vine, Sweet William, Cabbage white

Mag had to take a few breaks, thanks to the heat and humidity index, but we made it around the big loop.

Doggone hot

Rolled around in the grass,

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sniffed all the flowers, met new friends – Eloise and Zeek – and set on the bench under a Sycamore tree.

Grateful for this bench

All around it was a nice, leisurely walk.

Map

Back at Yoda we checked for ticks. None found! Drank some water. Turned the AC on full blast and headed back to our shop.

Tomorrow another adventure awaits! We cannot wait!

C ya!

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