POV pictures from my hike today. Those woods are pretty old and used to be part of a farmstead. When I was a kid you could go back and explore a barn that was built in the 1830’s. A storm a couple of years ago knocked it down, and some one salvaged all the wood and metal. The kind of arch that you see in the second picture had never been there before. I guess deer must be living back in that hollow most of the time and formed the trail.
It is unseasonably warm today in Indiana. I was out with only a windbreaker and was over heating. I saw at least six male cardinals and one unusually vibrant female. There was an alarming amount of green. Aside from the ice melt the hike was incredibly pleasant. I’m glad I got to scratch my feet a bit.