Good Morning and Happy Friday! Happy Long Weekend!!
Work has really slowed which is always the case leading up to a holiday weekend. Yesterday my only conference call scheduled for today was cancelled, so I feel rather free and really don't plan on doing much work at all. I've already done a few things this a.m., answered emails, etc. My hope/plan is to get out for a walk early before it gets hot.
Yesterday I finally walked by the canal. I managed to do the usual 3 miles but was a bit on the warm side when I got back to my car (I walked from 9-10 a.m.). It's been a number of weeks since I walked anywhere - my feet have been bothering me ever since we walked around China Town when we went into Philadelphia for Dim Sum a few weeks back. Not sure why - maybe because I was walking in leather flats rather than sneakers...and walking on city pavement rather than a trail. Anyway, it felt good to get out yesterday. Flowers have started to bloom alongside the canal.
So pretty! There were also day lilies, purple loosestrife, some tiny white flowers and other "weeds" which are just so nice to see.
There were also some animals. No blue herons sighted, but there was a cute baby duck:
And, perhaps my favorite turtle picture:
The back legs on that one turtle crack me up! They are so wide!!
I saw a few other walkers, a couple of joggers, a couple of folks on bicycles and 3 kayaks on the canal. I'm hoping to get out before 8 a.m. today and am thinking I'll walk at Oaks along the Perkiomen Creek.
The day will also be filled with some errands. I need to gas up the car (particularly painful these days), pick up a couple of prescriptions at CVS, get to the bank to get some $$$ and pick up a few things at the grocery store. I'm making pizza for dinner and our mushrooms in the frig are fairly slimy, so I want to get fresh. And, the store I'll go to has cherries on sale!
Yesterday before dinner Fletch and I were sitting on the patio with our beverages and there was a goldfinch on the thistle at our side yard. We had just been commenting that the goldfinches were not around much this year!
I know it looks more like a yellow leaf in this picture, but it was the best shot I could get with my phone camera.
Sweet Mabel, of course, was right near us.
Wishing you all a fabulous weekend and a great 4th of July!!