The wind has been blowing pollen* from the trees; with every gust, a cloud of yellow blooms from the tops of the evergreens. The spring rains follow, clearing the air for a respite and leaving evidence behind in puddles — and places where puddles have been.
*MusicMan has been living on Benedryl since he came home from college for the summer. It’s the first time he’s experienced these particular pollens; he’s never lived here before, and these past few weeks have been doozies when it comes to allergies.
The goal of My Town Monday is to show off some highlights of the city in which I live. There are so many places of interest around town that I could share with you (and I will, I promise! in time…) but I keep looking over my own back fence.
And really, can you blame me?
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Come out to the undeveloped park with me…
I haven’t been able to go for as many walks this spring as I had planned on taking. My feet troubles have been, well, troubling me. The last time that I “overdid it” was the act that sent me begging for a podiatry appointment.
Cortisone shots in my left heel have brought small doses of relief but the effect seems to wear off rapidly, leaving me frustrated. The doctor has been saying the S-word but I am not ready to go there yet. I’ve got some mental hurdles to get over first — and more importantly, an August wedding! So I take my Ibuprofen as prescribed and hold off any surgery until the icy winter keeps me off the streets.
I took these photos over the course of several days in May.
My walks were with some sun, some clouds, and some wildflowers freshly kissed by raindrops.
I have been able to ride my bike without foot pain, so I’m not without activity or outdoorsy time. It’s amazing the difference made by losing a bit of weight and getting a slightly better-designed bike (one that also weighs less and is a better fit for me). I enjoy going for rides, but it is difficult to take pictures while biking…