Last Saturday was gray and a little chilly, but that meant I would have the trails around Mud Pond at Moreau Lake State Park mostly to myself, despite it being the weekend.
I was struck by how low the water has fallen, compared to a year ago. If not for the channels beavers had dug leading into their bank-side burrows, I could have walked all around the pond down on the flat areas next to the water.
I was eager to see if the masses of Trailing Arbutus were filling the entire steeply pitched south bank of the pond, as they had a year ago. There were not so many this year, I discovered. But still a good number of plants adorned the slope, all in beautiful bloom. Some of the flower were white: