old pond trail

monday afternoon
take myself out after working on a visio diagram all morning
high energy for walking on the old pond trail
soon dissipated as I got too warm
realized mosquitoes bit as soon as I slowed down
so I couldn’t rest, not really, had to keep the pace
wanted to get to the far shore
but didn’t make it
some other day

saw many flowers and flowering shrubs
another goal – identify them

4.8 miles
1:43 hours

crabtree loop

put on my boots to ward off ticks
walked after rain in crabtree neck preserve
memories of snow, all gone now
into general wetness
dripping sopping
lots of emerald moss and white wildflower blooms
split log bridges – fun to cross
met other people, first time in these woods
she said a sweet hello
and he was silent

one mile, 31 minutes

haruki lunchtime

lunchtime sunshine
took a walk down water street
on the wrong side, without the sidewalk
rough shoulders and facing into traffic
early lupine blooms, a view of the water
Union River
stockmen loading seafood into trucks
with a Maine accent
three women browsing gravestones at
Dunn and Sons
Kafka on the Shore under my arm
to be returned
ordered at Serendib
then headed to the library
picked up Wind Up Bird Chronicles
chatted with librarian
about magical realism – friendly!
back to Serendib
back to work

one mile


lunchtime walk down Water Street
to Serendib and back

apple trees in bloom
and full of bees

hot or rather humid
upon return I had to

remove layers until
my temperature returned to normal

1.3 miles

my garden, my beach

again to the community garden
making a habit of this!
with a side trip to the beach
at Jellison’s cove

grayness, refreshing breeze
2.3 miles
taking it slow