My First Photo Walk After Surgery
This is the milestone I've been waiting for. I've had cabin fever, but it was too rainy and cold to go for a real walk before today. Since I was supposed to start small, I decided to make the two-block trek to the neighborhood mailbox and back. I was crazy to leave because my husband was watching TV.
I found him a couple of movies I knew he'd love that were on today, the last two movies in the Lord of the Rings series, and they will keep him busy until 8 tonight. The only problem is, I can't handle all the suspense crescendos in the music and excited voices at the height of adventure. I don't watch adventures. Even though I've read the books, I don't want to see the movies , whereas he loves them. So I decided to take advantage of this lovely day and get out and walk. The blue sky is a welcome sight after the gray one we've had for the past few days.
It took me a few minutes to arrive at the mailbox, since I kept stopping to take photos . I was amazed at what was in bloom but I'll document that later. What blew me away was seeing my first iris of the season, a purple one, in my front yard. Later I saw some purple ones in another garden. I seem to remember not having irises in bloom until April. Later on, I was amazed to see some tall sunflowers still in bloom.
Just to prove we've really had some rain , I snapped this photo of some mushrooms growing under a tree about a block away. I'll bet there are some growing in our Templeton yard, too, but I can't get over there to take photos. I can't go anywhere too far to walk.
I finally arrived at the mailbox and emptied it. After walking home, I stayed just long enough to put my mail down. Then I left to take a real walk. I think that one was about a mile. I retraced my steps toward the mailbox and then headed for the park and walked through most of that. I'd been in such a hurry to leave home I'd forgotten my phone. As I turned from the path I was on to get back to the sidewalk path by the street, I saw my husband driving by towards home. I realized he was worried because I'd been gone so long but he didn't see me wave at him, since he was ahead of me on the road. I finally was able to borrow a phone from another walker to call Hubby to tell him I was safe and on my way home. I must remember to take the phone next time.
My box is 1 on the top on the right-hand group of mailboxes. Packages are in the boxes with a "P" after the number, and then we find the key to unlock them in our boxes with our mail.
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