It’s a rare weekend that we don’t take Thistle for a good, long meander through the mountains. So I thought I’d start sharing snippets of our walks with YOU come Monday. A good way to start the week, I think.

This is what we call Fairy Tale Trail. If you wonder why, just check out that massive, mossy tree, its roots twisting into the trail. The path winds along the creek with the mountain rising steeply on either side. There are pools and rills and stepping stones. It’s kind of magical. The flower is a woods lily. They typically grow in groups–you can see more in the background. And can’t you just picture a fairy pausing to rest on that mossy stone?