Scarlett’s 1st Birthday!!!

Today was Scarlett’s 1st birthday! Yay!  I had planned on a fun hike today for us but work got in the way.  So we didn’t get outdoors until around 11 am.  I decided to hike in Corrales as we hadn’t been there in a little while and the day was beautiful after all that wind.

We hiked for 4 hours and went 6.4 miles.  Scarlett loved every minute of it.  We hiked first on the trail that follows the river.

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She’s thinking… hurry up mom!

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Miss Scarlett at 1 year old

 

Along the trail I came across a large hollow log.  So of course I had to make Scarlett pose for a photo!

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Can you see Scarlett in the log?

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My fun girl!

 

 

After that I found a side trail to the river.

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Rio Grande with the Sandia Mountains in the background. There’s a hint of green starting to show in the Bosque.

She was thrilled to see the water!  That dog just loves water!

 

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She’s getting more brave in deeper water.

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But it’s still the most fun to run and splash in the shallow water along the shore.

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Doesn’t she look like she’s having a blast!?!

 

After splashing around in the water she came out for a good shake.

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She was rejuvenated by the cold water.  So she ran around in circles in the sand.

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Look at that big dog grin!

 

Scarlett has the longest tail!

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It was time to turn around and head back to the car.  So we left the Bosque and headed back along the irrigation ditch behind Corrales. There were a few butterflies floating around.  There was a white butterfly I tried to get a photo of, but it would never land.  Of the few I managed to photograph, I didn’t get very good pics

Even though it was the middle of the day, there were quite a few birds out.  I’m guessing they didn’t get to eat much yesterday in those hurricane force winds.  I saw about 4 Cooper’s Hawks flying by but couldn’t get a photo.

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Pine Siskin

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White-Breasted Nuthatch looking in the crevices of the bark for goodies.

 

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Black-Capped Chickadee

 

The best bird photo of the day was of a Hermit Thrush.   I love this bird’s song.

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Hermit Thrush

 

Scarlett crossed every bridge along the ditch.  She kept thinking there was a way to get to that water.  But I wouldn’t let her swim in the ditch.  It was deep and flowing fast.

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Scarlett wanting to get in the water.  Crazy girl!

Whenever I would stop to photograph something, she was happy to sit back and relax.  She’s such a good sweet girl!

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So I think you’ll agree with me.  Scarlett had a great birthday! 🙂

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