Yesterday was another beautiful day in Eastern PA and work cooperated nicely (meaning nothing was going on) that I could get out for another walk. This time I decided to walk the path that I love with the canal on one side and the Schuylkill River on the other. There were folks out running and biking and some walking dogs, but again it was not terribly crowded. I even saw a kayaker on the canal and another on the river. This time my round trip walk was just over 3 miles. My biggest surprise was seeing ice on the canal!
I had not expected that at all. There were clumps of snow in the woods, but parts of the trail were covered in ice as well. Our weather has been so warm it really surprised me. The trail was also pretty muddy in places. Even the ice could not keep the turtles away!
It was good to see them basking in the sun. Also my old friend:
Still no mask on the dear fellow.
There were a lot of clumps of pretty yellow flowers. I believe these are cinquefoil.
It was so nice to be back along that trail. Last year there were several trees that had fallen across the canal, making it interesting for those kayaking or canoeing. I noticed yesterday that they have all been cleared out.
I did make curried vegetables for dinner (onions, pepper, ginger, garlic, eggplant, cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini) along with jasmine rice. It was good, but not great. I can't seem to find a really good curried vegetable recipe. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Later, Fletch lit a fire and we sat outside for almost two hours - it was delightful!
Another wonderful day. I am hoping to get out for another walk today, but first I have my usual Thursday financial reports I need to run and distribute. Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!