My Sweet Sis Martha (@Taz1263) arrived in Hot Springs late last night so I run out for a quick Twilight hike this morning. As I reached the park entrance an adorable Chipmunk appears, I love watching it gathered it’s morning feast. I have to stifle a giggle as the sweet creature began stuffing it’s mouth with tender seed strings.
The hike up the Floral, and Upper Dogwood Trails is beautiful in the half light. I can hear the gentle rustling of leaves along the trail edges as the light begins to crest Hot Springs Mountain. It is breakfast time in the Forest and everyone is on the move.
When I reach the top of the Upper Dogwood Trail a lovely Blue Jay teasingly peeks at me from the leaves of a tall tree. As I hike along the Lower Dogwood Trail the sun begins to shine between the Trees above the trail. I Love the peace of my early morning hike, serenity in the Forest.
I hike down off North Mountain via the Floral Trail and head toward home on Fountain Street. The park borders the left hand side and I am often greeted by a Squirrel as I walk on the sidewalk. Today two appear, one on the ground and another in a Tree above me. While on forages for nuts another is perched on a limb feasting on a newly unearthed treasure. It has been a wonderful early morning hike, thank You for joining me.
Love to You All,