This year it seems like winter would never end. I think most of the country has felt that way. Today it got up to 60 degrees and I decided to get outside to walk. I’ve been walking indoors since probably December. I walked up to the track at AU and went around the track several times and then walked home. I walked a total of 3.46 miles! I didn’t think I’d be able to do that much since I haven’t walked outside in so long but I did! I’m very proud of myself. It was absolutely beautiful outside today.
This morning I went to Huntley Meadows in Alexandria to go bird watching. I did photograph several new birds. I will be updating the count soon. I did see this beautiful turtle too. The weather was pretty nice and I wasn’t cold today. I think I got something like 10 new birds.
Today I went to a winery to talk with the winemaker, taste some wines and see the vineyards. The weather was crazy. It was 77 degrees in DC. By the time I got to Loudoun County it was 54 degrees. I wore shorts. I was freezing up there on the mountain. The wind was blowing really hard and there was a light rain hitting our faces. The wine was great and we learned a lot about the vineyards but I was freezing!
I took a walk around our building today and found these lenten roses. We haven’t had many warm days yet but I guess just enough to make these flowers come up. We are expecting a snow storm early this week so we’ll see how strong a hold Spring has. It’s supposed to be the first day of Spring on Wednesday. We’ll see!
Today I decided to take a walk on the trail and look for birds. I didn’t find any new birds but I did see some icy creeks. I thought it was beautiful.
In other news our horrible president said this about immigration: “Why do we want all these people from ‘shithole countries’ coming here?” Can you believe this is the leader of the free world? What a shithole racist he is. I don’t know how much more of this man I can take. Our country is so embarrassed by his words. It’s so sad. He really needs to be removed from office.
No walking today. We went to Skyline Drive instead. We wanted to see the fall colors in the mountains of western Virginia. We do this every year. We saw some great colors and the weather was perfect. We also went to a few wineries along the way. Fall is my favorite color!
This morning I had an MRI on my right wrist to figure out where some pain is coming from. I had to be there very early this morning. I’ll get the results in about a week I guess. On the way home I saw this sky and just had to take a picture. I think it’s beautiful!
Of course I also walked today. I walked 3.10 miles but it was a little later in the morning. I didn’t take any pictures on the walk though since I had that amazing photo above.
The weather was perfect today! But the track team was on the track at AU so I couldn’t walk on the track. I ended up walking around the neighborhood. I walked 2.81 miles today. I was up early enough to see the sun through he trees. Here’s a cool shot of the sun and the trees.
I walked 2.23 miles this beautiful morning. It was 61 degrees and low humidity. Just like yesterday, my kind of weather. And the sky was pretty too. I didn’t have any podcasts to listen to so I cranked up my Madonna playlist and walked to the beat of the music. I’m old school Madonna so none of the newer stuff she’d done. Most of mine is from the 80s and 90s. Here’s the sky this morning.
The Glover-Archbold trail was starting to dry out so I decided to walk on the trail today. I walked 2.11 miles today. The scenery is always gorgeous but the rocks and tree roots makes it easy to trip. I saw this beautiful scene while walking.