Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives
“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen
Took another route around VIR this morning, walking 3.33 miles. Got lost at one point when the path vanished into the woods. Wondered on someone else’s property then jumped a fence to get back.
Going for a long walk around VIR (Virginia International Raceway). Accomplished 4.35 miles and hopefully lost a few pounds….it’s hot!
We planned to leave before 10 this morning to drive down to VIR but at around 6:15 we heard barking coming from the back yard. This less than a year old slanky dog was chasing the cats. After doing our best to find his owners in a short notice, made a decision to surrender him to BARCS.
Walking around Leaking park to save time this morning.
The hummers are still here. I spend a lot of time watching them. This one is a male Ruby-throated hummingbird.
We don’t have time today to do a long walk so we have to stick around our neighborhood.
Mag found another object to play with….
We haven’t been up at the PA line on NCR for a while so we start our morning here today.
Extra fun in Beetree run. Had to wash all the mud off. I didn’t pay attention and Mag charged through a mud pit.
There was a fundraiser today on the trail, originated from PA with a lot of dogs walking with their owners. Mag did super good not going bananas since the horses were soooo much more interesting. Ollie (miniature horse) didn’t come to us and I blame all the people. I think it was just to much happening at once.
Cylburn Arboretum small loop. Thanks to Mag, I’ve avoided to step on a box turtle. Cute little thing with beautiful yellow coloring.
Around the house
Still around the house….
It’s suppose to be in the 90s today so getting up early even though it would be a treat to sleep in – being Sunday. We’re heading over to Leakin Park before the sun melts us.
I love paying attention to my surroundings to be able to catch tiny glimpses of life all around.
Rose of Sharon bud, Lavender, Morning glory, Mint?
We are heading to Oregon Ridge Park for a quick morning walk and will pretty much stick to the red trail today. After arriving, first we walk towards the alternate parking lot to still fit in a healthy loop. I am glad we haven’t tried to park here, lot is closed for “Hot August Music”. We can still walk through it and head up on either of the clearings. The noise/music is eardrum blasting loud.
The humidity and these little freakedelic bugs are killing me. Mag just rolls in the grass happily, no care in the world.
We have found some interesting creatures today….
….along with some cool looking mushrooms and fungi….
….and pretty forest floor finds.
Since he took a bath yesterday it was common sense for him to roll in grass, ferns, leaves and jump into mud holes and running water as many chances he got.
We have accomplished 2.74 miles. Not too shabby.
When we got home Zebulon ran into the house and put himself in jail, hoping for a long stay. 10 minutes later he asked to be let outside….🤔
Morning walk in Sudbrook park
Polyphemus-Moth at the shop
When we only have time to squeeze in a short walk (always try to do at least a mile), I never no where we gonna end up. Since it’s already 8am we’ll head to Cylburn Arboretum.
I took a lot of pictures in their beautiful flower gardens as well but a man came over and said that I cannot be there with Mag. Gave me a stupid explanation about dogs not allowed at all around the flowers only on a less than 6 feet leash (paradox). At that time Mag was laying next to me on about a 2 feet piece. We just walked away. Cannot reason with stupid….
Extremely hard day today. Ziggi is leaving to pass over the rainbow bridge. He is part of my original 3 musketeers – Rusty, Ziggi and Clorox – brothers. He has been declining, even though he still gets around. I feel like it’s time. I will always love you!
Meadowood Park 1 miler this morning
Oregon Ridge big loop
Neighborhood walk in the evening
Starting August with NCR, walking about 1 mile total up to the first bridge and back. It’s early enough for being alone for most of it.
Evening critterfest on my butterfly bush and crepe myrtles.