by Jim and Melanie
Squire Point trail is a favorite place for hikes. We go there several times a year in different seasons to see the variety of ways nature presents. Today was day 1 of the new year. The Sun was out. The wind was not strong. The temperature was above 32˚F. We bundled up and went there. It was a good day to be out.
We stopped and chatted briefly with two of Jim’s former teaching colleagues. Their dogs were huge. Several families were out with small children enjoying the day. One father was especially loud but good natured. The lake was frozen over solid but we did not venture onto it. There were icy patches on the trail we negotiated very carefully.
Melanie pointed out these tiny fungi that looked like plates or saucers. The biggest is about 1/2″ wide.
Jim risked falling into the stream to get this picture of a small frozen water fall about 2′ tall.
We both spotted this bear cub hugging a small 6″ tree. We were surprised to have never noticed it before on our hikes.