It happens every year, but every year it’s a drag. The spring snowstorm(s). I had five days off at Easter (April 15-19) and only one of those days was nice (Monday, April 18). The rest were either too windy and dreary to walk, or snowmaggedon (Tuesday, April 19 – about 15cm). Yes, it’s pretty, and yes, the moisture is good, but it’s still deflating. When I lived close to Mill Creek Ravine, the day after would have guaranteed I’d be in the snow covered woods, but it’s different now, with two people and a ravine that is quite steep. That’s my excuse anyway…
Tom and I often end up at a coffee shop during our walks, so this is just a little appreciation post for tables. I mean, regular waist-level tables that you can rest your arms on and lean into, not the barbaric knee-level tables in coffee shops that are meant to be ‘casual’ but are actually the opposite, cruelly exposing one’s soft underbelly and leaving us open to all manner of predatory attack. And what do you do with your arms?? It’s a minor quibble, but for those of us who are not comfortable exposing ourselves to strangers, give us normal tables. And thanks for the coffee.
Also, we saw a coyote along Ravine Drive next to MacKinnon Ravine. He seemed unimpressed by our presence, focused on something in the bush. Also, he seemed to be molting, or hadn’t seen a brush for awhile. Tom spotted this one, and also the last one we saw in Glenora near his old house. He’s got some kind of coyote radar.
The walk was pleasant enough. -2C but very windy, as all of the days have been in April.
A VERY windy lunchtime walk today, via my old haunt, the museum. 9C.
Nice to see the river is breaking up. Another beautiful walk with Tom. 11C. Back in running shoes.
Lunchtime walk. That’s right It is 19 frickin’ degrees outside!! It would eventually get to 23C!
Lunch time walk – a study in puddles. 11C.