Sweet Little Sister and I went to Wilderness Park (just outside Frontenac, Kansas) for an afternoon walk with the dogs. I was really proud of Sister--we did the mile and a half loop with nary a complaint and made plans to go back in the Spring when things are in bloom.
But the bareness was nice too. We enjoyed being able to see through the trees down to the water. There was so little growing that the different textures of bark and moss and leaves were easy to spot. The few little spots of color we found stood out starkly against the brown grass and trees.