My Remicade infusion was done, and I didn’t have to be anywhere until 4 pm. I didn’t want to go home and disturb Puppy Cody, knowing I’d have to leave again an hour later. Cody hates it when I leave a second time.
It’s been months since I strolled through Walton Woods Park in Amherst, New York, and I felt like being outside. The temperature was in the mid-60s (F) – a perfect day for walking in the woods. Today, the park was nearly empty – I don’t know if it was because of COVID-19 or merely because I was there late in the afternoon, but I enjoyed the peace and quiet.
I was hoping that because the park was so empty, I would spot a few deer. That didn’t happen, but there were lots of squirrels:
(Look carefully – it’s a different photo than the one at the head of this post.)
And a chipmunk:
Then, I thought I heard hoof beats – was it a deer? No, wait, the thumps had a musical tone. Were the deer wearing jingle bells? Not.
For whatever reason, someone had hung some windchimes from a low branch in the middle of the woods:
Having now taken my fill of photos, it was time to head out to my 4 pm appointment. Arriving home, I saw lots of white smoke emanating from the property at the end of the street:
CM, is your neighbor’s house on fire?
No, thank heavens.
It was the annual barbecue at the church on the corner, which started at 4 pm, and my next door neighbor had kindly given us two tickets so hubby and I could each enjoy a wonderful dinner:
It’s so nice to finally have good neighbors. Life is so much easier now, at least in this neighborhood.
Hope all is well wherever you are. Hugs to any of my readers who are in areas currently being ravaged by fire, smoke, tornadoes, hurricanes and/or coronavirus. May you all come through safely.
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