I hiked down a muddy path until it came to a small stream running across the path and down the side of a grassy embankment to a large pond. The water looked murky shades of green and blue. The scent ferns, wild flowers hung in the damp air.
The sky was pale blue, and overcast with clouds blocking out the sun. It seemed so serene at this shady spot by the inlet at the secluded slough.