I’ll admit it: warm winter days make me nervous.

Like so many people, I fret about the Earth and our human impact, but I try not to be that person who grumbles global warming when other folk sigh what a beautiful day this is! Because it was a beautiful day when my partner and I joined friends and their young’ins up at Ponkapoag Pond in the Blue Hills for hiking, exploring, and cheese-eating.

Girls watch the water

Ice shard

Tree spirits

The group hikes

Following the board walk