Saturday, April 9, 2011

Oh my god, I'm a hippie.

My husband and I went for a hike today. We went to a a park we'd never been to before. It was really nice to get out and stretch my legs. The whole park had these gorgeous flowers blooming all over the place.

I'm so glad spring is here! The weather was so warm and humid I broke a sweat. I'd say that that's unusual for Iowa, but no weather is unusual for Iowa. This beauty was at the trail head.

Hubby and I followed the trail to a dead end, and then kept going. Probably, we were following a deer trail for a while. We followed a creek for a ways until it turned and went towards the road. This is what we saw when we stopped to turn back.
I think you get a 1up if you eat it. (Just kidding. Unless you're Mario or Luigi, don't eat red mushrooms!)

We hiked through the steep terrain for about an hour, and then decided to eat lunch. As I sat there eating my peanut butter sandwich on homemade whole wheat potato bread, looking at my Honda Civic (that should have been my first clue), and thinking about how I'd rather spend my Saturday hiking than playing with my new iPad, I realized, "OH MY GOD, I'M A HIPPIE!" I've probably been one for a while, I just didn't know it until today.

We also saw a lot of these all around the park. Very pretty foliage. Anyone know what it is?

1 comment:

  1. I am a hippie, always have been! lol!
    I think that's a buttercup, ranunculus.