There was little possibility of a Scattered Saturday post, as I spent much of the day fighting a headache and recruiting my energies for tonight’s performance for Morning’s at Seven at Ilion Little Theatre (just to continue my theme of All Morning’s at Seven All The Time). When two naps did not resolve the problem, although 800 mg of ibuprofen took the edge off, I decided to try the effects of a little fresh air and exercise (am I the only on that every time I hear “fresh air,” a little voice in my head says, “Times Square!”?). I took my Tablet along, thinking to make a Pedestrian Post. Warning: this post may be long and heavy on pictures.
I have not been running in too long a time, or I might have gone for a Running Commentary. However, there are advantages in walking, one being that I could shower before and not after. Also, the Tablet thing. The only problem is, when I run and narrate in my head, I can choose not to use everything. When I take a picture, it just feels wrong not to use it. No matter. On with the post.
Yes, I still need to deal with last year’s leaves.
The first thing that struck my eyes was the beginnings of my peony bush, which magically appeared some years ago after Steven had successfully mowed down the wild day lilies enough times. I said my stalker planted it, but I was just being silly. Still, that is kind of a play on words: plant, stalk. Yes, I just have to be that way. Anyways, I see I have to get out and pull up the day lilies AGAIN. I’m not sure if the other greenery is violets or daisies, but I will let them live, because they don’t choke out the peonies.
Also in my front yard.
These are the same tulips I shared on my last Throwback Thursday post, two years later. I hope to take another picture when they bloom.
Trinity Lutheran Church.
I walked up to German Street and turned right. I hesitated to take pictures of people’s houses, because of privacy issues, but I thought a House of Worship would be all right.
You don’t know how anxiously I have waited to see green!
Further up the street, I got a shot of some white violets and dandelions.
This is an elegant place to stay, although I have never seen the inside.
I was certain a picture of the Bellinger Rose Bed and Breakfast would be good, because, you know, advertising. I may save up for a night’s stay there, for the sake of another blog post as well as a romantic evening with my husband.
This is a relatively new sign, when they decided they no longer wanted to be called “H-Trip-C”
This is the sign at the bottom of the killer hill I run up when I am in good running shape (Preview of Coming Attractions, I hope!).
I didn’t realize I got my sneakers in this one.
I thought to include some purple violets along with the white ones.
I tried not to get the house in but loved the tulips.
I missed the buds in the tree. Rats!
These two were taken at the same house. They also had tulips next to their front walk, but I did not get a picture.
I was afraid the colors would not come out quite right.
My favorite part of this time of year is the delicate green of the trees with brand new leaves. I’m afraid this picture did not adequately capture it, but it’s the best I could do.
These have actually spread to two places in my lawn.
When I got home, I went out back to get a picture of some perennials which came up. I positively must get out there and clean things up so others can bloom. After getting the picture, I went further back, to retrieve the cup I had seen this morning (and mentioned in my Late Lame Friday post). It turned out to be a yogurt container, which no doubt blew out of somebody’s recyclable “one and done” container. I picked it up and put in in ours.
Bunny and daffodils! Alas, not a good picture of either one.
I unfortunately startled a visitor to my lawn. Yes, I know, these animals eat flowers and the vegetables I hope to plant, but I think they are cute.
The walk turned out to be just what I needed. I am feeling much better, although it is almost time to start getting nervous for tonight’s performance. Happy Saturday, all!