Happy Thorsday, little friday, Thankful Thursday and almost long weekend for some of you in the USA. Not that I’m jealous or anything… because I sure am.
I finally got a very special thank you up on the girls’ blog. Despite the other animal title, my post does kinda’ have something to do with the dogs, because it is Thorsday after all!
Growing up, I loved to find monkey vines in the woods, especially those shaped like a school-yard swing. I can’t tell you want a relief it was that searching Wikipedia turned up a link to said vines, because I was sure it was some silly nonsense my mother had made up and it would take me hours of research to find a name the rest of you might know…
That’s a great cluster of monkey vines. All of the photos in this post were taken on our walk Sunday. We’re blessed to have awesome neighbors who maintain a maze of paths back through the woods, up the little mountain, beside the river, and up back through the fields too. Sunday, it was bitter cold and very windy, but for some reason, it seemed like a good day to let Sissy dictate our route, and we ended up fording a little stream.
Both girls got their feet wet. I tried to stop Gg and pick her up, but my sometimes fearful girl will follow her big sister through the gates of hell. Here, she’s playing Vanna and showing you the glorious steps built into the banks on each side of the little stream. I was able to leap across, but the girls just waded on through…
I love my long walks with the girls, and I can’t thank my neighbors enough for allowing us to use their trails.
Do you have good neighbors?