If you regularly follow my blog, and the weekly/video photo I would recommend skipping on to paragraph three, specific to this week’s video/photo. I have decided to add a weekly video/photo section to my blog. This blog will display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.
So if you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy. We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven. It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.
Today’s feature is a video from our Adventure to Dunn State Park earlier this month. We were traversing the trail around the pond at this simple, but lovely Park. We spotted what I believe to be a heron off the trail, on the pond’s edge. I wish I was filming a little lower as Shadow was quite enthused when he saw this elegant bird soon causing it to fly off. An exhilarating moment to add to our day. You can read more about this Park by searching for Dunn State Park in the search box, and reading our detailed blog. And although far from a professional video, I still thought I would share. Enjoy!
Today Shadow, Wilma, My Mom and I Adventured to the Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge in Gilbertville, Massachusetts. The Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge was built in the 1800s. It spans the Ware River, and is one of the few original covered bridges in the state.
We had a fun Adventure to the Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge. We had just finished a walk at Dunn State Park in Gardener Massachusetts. Dunn State Park is a small, and simple park yet quite pretty. I decided not to blog about Dunn State Park today as I have done so previously, however you can read this blog at: https://wp.me/p9RZ48-1s6, or by typing it directly into the search box. (This is my first attempt at linking a direct website to an individual blog so bear with me if it is not successful on this first try.)
We arrived at the Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge to find parking a bit limited so my Mom and I took turns walking through and along the Bridge. We were also able to wander down to the waters edge to take some photographs and enjoy the sounds of the rushing River. The Bridge was especially lovely from the side with a colorful wood grained panel framing the top of the lattice windows. The red front did not appear to match the style of the side, however added some bright color to the structure. We sauntered back and forth, pleased to see minimal vehicle traffic and no other visitors. A short but nice visit to the Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge today (Rating: 3)
Today Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to Dunn State Park in Gardner, Massachusetts. Dunn State Park is a 132 acre park that surrounds a 20 acre pond. It is popular for swimming, hiking, fishing, and boating. There is a 1.3 loop trail around the pond, and other trails throughout.
We had a short Adventure to Dunn State Park on our way to a family day out in Western Massachusetts. We have been to Dunn State Park numerous times in the past, although I believe this was Wilma’s first trip to the Park. Dunn State Park is simple, but lovely, and often vacant in the off seasons. Today we enjoyed part of the trail around the Pond, our favorite activity, while on past trips we have often enjoyed the beach and some swimming. The wind was blowing the snow that covered the ice on the pond, creating a mystical scene, while the snow gorgeously covered the trees. In some spots the water was flowing, while others it was still frozen. The trail included beautiful steps, bridges, benches along the way, and many scenic spots to stop and view the pond. A lovely Park to walk, and relax, not a visitor in site on this snowy morning. I have attached a collage from our past visits that started back in 2012, so glad to also have memories with our Buster as well (Rating: 4).