For some reason, my usually even-keeled Piedmont is having weather fits. Last week, the river along our walking trails overflowed its banks to a point I’d not seen it in the brief year we’ve been walking these trails.
The main part of the photo is our normally grassy but cut close path along the river. The straw and debris was strewn about by the Rivanna, which you can see in the top right. She’s still muddy, grumpy and “up”. The Rivanna is no mighty river. Fond as I am of her, she’s pretty puny as rivers go. She’s generally a good 10-15 feet below the path in that spot, just to give you an idea.
That’s our happy little crossing point. Note the split logs now in place because the nice steps are just too muddy and slick right now! We’re very lucky that our nice neighbors maintain the trails and allow us to use them.
Please note the muddy DIVA. She was pretty darned happy about it too, and didn’t want to stop long to pose. She was a filthy mess, but look how happy she is! Who can argue with that?! That’s why I bought the Gortex running shoes… and they’re performing admirably.
I miss our walks. The first week, I was so consumed with caring for Gretchen that I didn’t have time to miss them and needed the extra yoga to relax and stretch out those tense muscles. Last week, I still needed and enjoyed the yoga, but now, we’re all a little stir-crazy and are ready to get back to our regular routine. Well… Sissy and I are ready, and Gg THINKS she is, but she’s still on phase I of her restrictions, so we’re trying – in vain – to keep her quiet until this weekend.
How is Mother Nature treating you?