Another great weekend after lunch hike, this time south of the city at Lake Farm County Park. I carried my heavier camera, because I liked the photos from the previous walk at Indian Lake. This past Sunday, we set off hiking through a small forest with friends. During our first jaunt down the path, I saw a bird family’s former home. Who’s nest was this?
After a couple of miles we came upon an enormous bridge that connects Lake Farm County Park to the village of McFarland, along the wetlands of Lake Waubesa. It’s part of the Lower Yahara River trail. Once we reached the other side, Eagle was famished from the three mile (5K) walk. We ate a 3 pm dinner in McFarland. The Green Lantern there is a great restaurant for fish. We ordered grilled salmon take out and ate it at a picnic table in McDaniel Park on the McFarland side the bridge. Our friends weren’t hungry and kept hiking.
This was the view from our picnic table as we ate. This restaurant has atmosphere!
As we returned along the one mile bridge, the clouds started flirting with the sun. I think this is my favorite time of day, where the clouds and sun mirror themselves in the water.
I would have liked to join the paddler on the golden water.
The clouds were in constant motion, perhaps due to the cold front coming into Madison.
Near the end of the bridge, I went to take a photo of three ducks. As I swiveled the camera to the ready, I realized one of them was a muskrat!
We wandered the paths that led from the bridge to the parking area. The sun was setting. Would we reach the hike’s end before dark?
Sunset comes early this time of year in Madison. About 4:20 pm pink clouds began to glow.
We arrived at our car just as darkness fell. Since it was another 5K later, we ate an apple snack in the car. Then Eagle asked when our real dinner would be. Day in the life of a tween!
What time of day do you like best for the quality of light?