We walk around Red's development as there is no traffic, Usually, everyone has gone to work when we walk our route. From the development, we walk down Birch St., a main road. Sometimes, a little tricky to navigate as there are no sidewalks and sometimes cars speed down the road even though the speed is a 30 mph zone. We walk to Whitins Reservoir. Check out the dam spilling water into the Mumford River. No matter how hot the weather is, there's always a cool breeze at the reservoir. Back the way we came back through the development to Red's house. The walk at a leisurely pace takes about an hour. According to Red's gadget we walked 7,000 steps or about 3.5 miles.
Some things we saw along our walk. Clockwise from top left: My shoe, cap, and water bottle before I left my house. Yellow and purple crocus at Red's house. The rock that was split and a birch tree growing out of it. I think the rock looks like a whale. A patch of dirty snow in the woods along Birch St. The halfway point, a view of Whitins Reservoir from the top of the hill. Because of the heavy rains, the water was running fast and furious in the Mumford River. Someone lost a pontoon. A view of the reservoir (middle) with some gorgeous homes. The no trespassing, no swimming, no boating, no breathing signs on our side of the reservoir. The picture of the little cove (which I forgot to edit) where Red used to take her baby daughter (now almost 29 years old!) swimming. A bluejay feather. Another area where swimming was allowed. Swimming was banned because one year it was so blazing hot, people came from all over to swim and cool off. They blocked the road and people's driveways so spoiled a good thing. Signs of Spring, tulip, iris, daylily, vinca and back to Red's and looking at her perennial garden
Can you see the Slinky toy around the bird feeder pole? It's to keep the squirrels from climbing up and raiding the bird feeder. Red is so clever.
Red's Mister was busy over the weekend
After the walk, Red asked if I wanted a cup of tea. I told her I was dying for a cup. Godzilla was dying for a cup of tea, too.
She had lots of fancy tea choices, but I decided I just wanted a plain, ol' cuppa tea.
Ah, perfect. And one of Red's too pretty to use napkins. She loves lighthouses.
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