Monday, June 13, 2011

One Final Rest Stop At An Old Farm Site

I was on my way home with the dogs from a trip up to the farm and had taken many more rest stops than normal. My last stops had been at the Keene Cemetery and Marcy Field, but when I arrived at the intersection where Routes 73 and 9N split, I thought that perhaps one more rest stop would be in order before we joined the main highway with its high speed traffic jostling and jockeying for lane space. It's so serene in the Adirondacks, but the last 2 hours on the highway can be jarring. Our little Ausable River campsite was occupied, so I pulled into a grassy lane leading into a green forest and let the dogs out:

They ran full speed toward the forest edge where old apple trees were in full bloom:

Seamus still smelled like swamp mud, but we were all happy and enjoying the beauty. The old apple trees, lilacs and open space got me thinking that this was the site of a former farm home:

Daphne and Clover, AKA "The Silly Sisters," ran like miniature Greyhounds into the forest, biting and wrestling with each other the entire way:

We managed to calm down and have some quiet time in that lovely spot:

But then, as always, it was time to go back to the car and finish the drive home. There's no stopping on the limited access highway, so this is the final photo from that trip:

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