Saturday, April 25, 2020

living life lately looks like this

April 22nd was walk day.  It was also Earth Day, an overcast day and a day where Parks People were performing some kind of exercise.  It was a day too where coyote sightings were numerous.  The sunrise did not stand out nor did the landscape scenery.  I was though, intrigued by the Calgary Parks Contractor truck parked on Nose Hill and the two people with two dogs that exited the truck.  They wandered about and then stopped while the dogs barked and barked and barked.  Then back to the truck, they drove to another area on Nose Hill and did the same thing.  I found out from those in the know that they go to the coyote dens and the dogs bark to scare the coyotes away, to where, to the residential areas.  I had a few coyote sightings this morning and was able to capture photos of three of those.  The others were too fast on their feet.  The coyote sightings were scattered throughout this two hour walk and they were all heading in a northerly direction.  I enjoyed being one with the earth yet far from the coyotes on Earth Day 2020!     

Many hours have been spent already on this current cross-stitch project.  It surprises me when lifting my head after accomplishing only an inch worth of work, that so much time has passed.  If I got paid by the hour for this work, I would be a wealthy lady.  I do feel rich from the rewards of relaxation & escape that this craft pays me.

I have been preoccupied lately with what happened on the weekend in Nova Scotia!  While I have lived in Calgary for decades now, I still consider Nova Scotia home.  My thoughts and prayers are with my family and friends there and with everyone else.  I knew I had items displaying the province's tartan so went in search.  Yes I am a bluenoser through and through!   

April 23rd finally came!  We had been working to find a day and today was a good fit for both of us to be in each others company.  I needed to hear words of wisdom from the wise.  We discussed proper distancing and put a plan in place to make for a safe chat.  We visited on an open deck in her area with a far off view of the snow covered mountain peaks.  We donned our masks prior,  measured the correct distance then sat back and relaxed.   We enjoyed the view, the sun & warmth and each others company.  What was to be a wee visit turned into two hours.  I felt uplifted and rejuvenated after our visit.  Finding ways to lighten up a day for some one on the vulnerable side takes thought and preparation and we made it happen! 

 our view, the pond will be filled soon

It's Friday and a beautiful one at that!  I checked my "out & about" list to see where I might like to venture to this morning.  I picked a walk that begins at Bottomlands Park which is a city park, it's an easy drive from home and has parking.   Along the 13 kms route I passed by the Zoo which is closed, yet the path is close enough to see wildlife.  This route is a section of The Great Trail which includes the Nose Creek Pathway and the Bow River Pathway.  While I could see city centre, I was far enough away from it.  There were very few others out which made for easy social distancing, Saturday and Sunday though will be a different story.  A short portion of the path is close to a major road which was noisy but that was no big deal.  I left some of that behind when I went to the  river's edge to see the wild waves at Harvey Passage.   Feeling content, it was time to head on home and enjoy the balance of this gorgeous Friday!  

My mind is everywhere these days!  I can't believe we are on the verge of May already.  Time is flying.  I like to make the most of every day and I have always been that way.  I want to be able to have something to show for it.  Each day is precious and a gift.  Lately I have been so determined, like never before, to accomplish something good each and every day.  While loads of doors are closed these days, many doors have opened this past while and I am walking through them doing my best to see a positive on the other side.   While it has been challenging at times, and at times I don't know if I can make it happen,  yet even if only for two hours a day some days, I am trying to...

1 comment:

  1. Nice pics of the coyotes! We have them in our neighborhood too, although I never see them. They tend to like howling at night sometimes. Take care and fingers crossed we can get out on our hiking trails soon.


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