April 24, 2017

Random-osity by the River

The Good: A week ago we took a short walk by the North Fork in Strasburg. The path has distances marked, and since my foot is still healing I only walked to the 1/8 mile sign and back. That's only a quarter mile but my foot did not get sore so it's a starting point.

The Random: The Virginia bluebells were blooming. These wildflowers seem to really like growing next to rivers.

By the way, five days later I walked at least three times that distance when we visited the gardens of Glen Burnie and my feet did get sore. The problem is partly that I can't find shoes that are both comfortable over the incision area and supportive enough for my weak ankles. So progress is annoyingly slow, but I plan to do more eventually.

The Fun: The weather was warm and people were wading in the river!  I believe the family on the left are Mennonites, for they are so modestly dressed. Mennonites and other Anabaptist groups have lived in the Shenandoah Valley for many generations.
Linkups: Seasons and Good, Random and Fun


  1. I hope they had spare clothes! Looks cold!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  2. It is too cold for wading!

  3. Pretty blue flowers! Take your time, your foot will heal eventually. Your last shot is quite different from anything I've seen while swimming!

  4. Those bluebells are so pretty! Hope your foot heals - I know recovery from any foot surgery takes such a long time!

  5. Those bluebells are quite a pretty sight. We have a large Mennonite population in south western Ontario, around the Kitchener-Waterloo area.

  6. Great you are enjoying the warm weather! The water maybe warm enough in Southern California, but here in the part it's still up and down - at the end of this week am hoping for some 70 degree weather! Thank you much for sharing this fun with All Seasons and hope your week stays this warm:)

  7. I'm glad you are making progress with your foot and being able to walk. Even though it seems like slow going, at least you are going in the right direction. Those bluebells are pretty.

  8. The wildflowers are so pretty this year. Or they were, before all these days of rain.

  9. I bet that water was chilly!!

  10. The bluebells are so pretty. I'm glad to hear that your foot is slowly getting better.

  11. Pleased to read that your foot is slowly healing ...
    Lovely collection of photographs here, those flowers are such a nice colour.

    All the best Jan

  12. My name is Jan Hammer. I am a guy. D.Harry Hammer Senior was my Great Grand Uncle. We must be related.
    I would very much like to hear from you. I am now on your email list.

    1. Hi! Your profile does not give contact info.


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