On the first Monday of summer under the bluest skies and warmest sunshine I went to visit my mom – pandemic style. I pulled up under her apartment window, and gave her a ring, ‘hey mom, I’m down here to visit,’ and visit we did, waving and talking and planning our next exchange of books and things. Such is life in the pandemic for those living in senior communities. No going out and no visitors allowed inside so we find ways. It’s strict yes – maybe too strict – who’s to know? – but her community remains virus free. We hope and we hope for things to return to normal – whatever that will be.
She remains cheerful and so do I – buoyed by the weather and my next stop – Top Pot for a latte and donut – then to nearby Coulon Park.
I walked my normal route on the path next to the lake where children swam, eagles flew overhead, turtles rested in their favorite spots and the Mountain was out.
Crowds were thin and seemed properly distanced. Some wore masks – some did not – both made sense in the great outdoors. It’s what keeps us sane.
How was your Monday?
That’s so great that you can “visit” your mom and that her community is virus free! Also such a pretty walk, and, as ever the cute turtles😊
Yes I’m glad she’s close by and we can at least visit through the glass. 🙂 And I love the turtles of Coulon too! 🐢
We have those blue skies and hot weather here today once again. Great to see it back, but I wish we had the turtles too. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
Happy to hear you have good summer weather there too, even if no turtles. 😊
Thanks for taking us on that walk, Susanne.
So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for coming along. 🙂
Terrific photos: Turtles AND the Mountain!
Thanks John! It was a perfect day at the park. 😊
Yes, a wonderful start to summer!
No turtles or eagles here, but we did have a mother turkey and her five little turkeys in our backyard yesterday which made my Monday special.
That sounds wonderful. I’ve never seen wild turkeys in the Northwest.
Not quite as majestic as eagles. I can understand why they didn’t make it as the national bird.