…but there was some mud in my day today.
This afternoon, I expected to have a fairly brief and unchallenging walk to get a bit of exercise. I walked around Elk Lake. Well, I thought that was where I was going. Things started out fairly normally….nice scenery, trees, blossoms and greenery….
These signs were all over the trail. And I sadly saw NO turtles….
.but the “face” in this bark looks a bit like the giant tortoises in the Galapagos. I know, its a stretch….
Hearts of the day, natural and “man made”….
I walked by the rowing training centre….
.. and some very whiffy skunk cabbage coming into bloom….
A web of “something” (it didn’t have the shape of a spider web) that had caught various dusts, pollens and who knows what else (wasn’t that a “scientific description”? HA!!)….
..an “accidentally aquatic” bench.
…and some hollow reeds, in the water and broken off, floating and making an interesting pattern.
THEN the fun started. I took a wrong bend in a trail…one that started out normally. But about half way to where I was going (0r thought I was going) it turned into this…..
I was too far to too back, so gently and carefully navigated around the bogs and mud marshes. Unfortunately, I failed gentle and careful bog and mud marsh navigation when I was in University (HA), so my shoes, socks and the bottom of my skirt will never be the same again…
What should have been a walk of less than an hour turned into about 2.5 hours out and about. Had I not been pressed for time, I would have taken my shoes and socks off and walked barefoot through the mud, because I bet it would feel great! Maybe next time. Just kidding, I’m not planning on another visit to “mudville” any time soon.
Why was I pressed for time. My friend Marion picked me up and I went with her and her family to the local television station. Her daughter Anna was given an award for being an “awesome kid”. Yay Anna, you truly are!!!! The presentation was during the evening’s newscast, and part of the hoopla is to have friends and family there, along with representatives from the company sponsoring the award.
As you can see in the photo above, if you look carefully, Marion’s other daughter Sara (who is one of the most hilarious people EVER) and I (also one of the most hilarious people EVER! HA!) have both perfected the art of the “right eye peek”. It’s what hilarious people do!! :)
On the way home, we saw an incredible sky (I had never seen such a pronounced shadow from a plane’s entrail before)….
then stopped by Marion and Carlo’s home for a visit. This is their dog Lily…
…who is VERY high strung and easily stressed. NOT! Oh Lily!!!
That’s the day’s news. Other than my Mom continues to get stronger and heal from her surgery. I’m glad I’m able to be here and help out! How’s everyone’s week gone? I’m STILL so behind in catching up with many of you! Sending hugs and hi’s to all!!!