For Mother’s Day, Hannah said she wanted to take me to breakfast and then on a hike – mother/daughter day of adventure. We could go and do whatever I wanted.
Our adventure started at Chester Pike’s Galley, my favorite place for breakfast.
We moseyed on to Surry Gardens where we found pleasure in the colors and textures of the plants and flowers.
Hannah plucked up this Streptocarpella ‘Good Hope’ (aka Cape Primrose) for me when I admired it.
She’s telling me some story here.
Our adventure led us to Birds Acre where I admired the rescued hawks (Red Shouldered?) that appear much larger up close.
We whispered as we studied this little Saw Whet, trying not to disturb her.
And then, this beautiful Great Horned Owl.
We set out on a supposed two-mile hike along the perimeter trail at the Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary.
Ferns elegantly unfurling into spring.
Grow where you’re planted.
Worshiping at “The Queens Throne where thrushes sing and eventide.”
Last year’s cattails going to seed look like sentries across the marsh.
Ninety minutes later we found our way out of the woods. Many wrong turns, we never made it around the perimeter trail and likely clocked more than two miles.
We rewarded ourselves with wonderful mozzarella, tomato, and basil sandwiches on focaccia at Finelli’s before setting off in search of Bald Eagles.
Rather than eagles, we spotted Osprey feeding in the river.
The picture of the day is this Osprey catching her lunch.
Our day wound down with a little shopping before taking the long way home.
Adventures with Hannah; the recipe for a perfect day.