I'm not sure exactly what it was, but something with the low-slung body and sharply curved and narrow neck/head of a loon or cormernt was at the foot of the dam when I walked past today.
Also, the geese and their goslings--now leggily ado... Read more
I wasn't walking--I was driving home from this weekend's events--but I have to post about him anyway.
I saw a HUGE turtle on the side of the road--shell well over a foot in diameter--and he was, amazingly, quite alive, and somewhat cranky f... Read more
So yesterdays unexpected guests on my walk were goslings--a whole flotilla of them, twenty or more, arranged in sets of four or five between pairs of (presumably) parents. I've never seen them before, and I've no idea where they've been keeping... Read more
Unexpected duck is unexpected
So I walked yet another stretch of a related bike trail this weekend--this one not along a canal, which is part of why it was so extremely odd that there was a duck ON THE TRAIL. Just standing there, chillin' like a villain, and not inclined to... Read more
Walked a different part of the canal path again last night, and there were ducklings!
Weight seems to be stable or even still going down a bit, and I'm keeping up on exercise, though work is doing a number on my eating habits.... Read more
Variety, spice, and all of that
Variety being the spice of life, I walked a different chunk (of the same canal trail) tonight. Much less entertaining wildlife here (it's more industrial, sometimes even right up the the edge). A few small brown birds, moving very fast, and a ... Read more
Were led by a red fox, somewhat ragged but quite intent on some fox-snack-to-be in the grass.
The heron did not grace me with his presence, but there was the usual assortment of ducks and miscellaneous songbirds--including some shatteringly... Read more
Return of the heron
For the winter, the canal that I usually walk along was drained (into the river next to it), so there was only a few feet of water left--more at one end, less at the other, but still clearly low water. The ducks stayed--this winter being what i... Read more
It's spring, more or less
Went south this weekend, which is invariably odd at this time of year--from not-quite-spring to full-spring and back in 48 hours. I got my first real lilac fix (they're not *quite* in up here, though the tips are starting to bloom), and basked l... Read more
The heron's back, and so am I.
A variety of Life Issues meant that my running slipped a bit in late November/early December, at which point I gave myself permission to back down to walking until around the New Year. I've (almost!) kept up my 150 minutes of cardio and 5 miles... Read more
Code id by doze
One of the really annoying things about my recently reappeared dust allergy is that, sooner or later, it ends up leaving me easy pickings for any blasted virus to come along.
My head is stuffed, my mouth is dry, my nose is running (Catch it... Read more
Running with ducks
Since I"m not going to have extended daylight time until next weekend--and I'll be traveling then, so exercise prospects are uncertain--I pushed my luck with a second consecutive day of running--and a fairly long route, although I walked a highe... Read more
Still running, part two
Yes, I'm still on the wagon. I'm doing some temp work at the moment with a pretty nasty commute--which, with the DST change, means that I pretty much don't have daylight workout time these days. I'm eying some local gyms with predatory interes... Read more
Well, I did my 5k for the Virtual 5k of this week. I did it as a run-walk, because I knew I wasn't up to running it straight through--but I ran about 2.5 of the 3.1 miles, and I can still (more or less) walk. Phew. Done.
Short walk tomorr... Read more
So as I have mentioned here in the past, I don't have a good scale that works at home, and I don't have regular access to one anywhere else. This isn't a huge problem for me; I'm working to eat healthier and get into better shape, with losing w... Read more
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