October 29, 2020

Heroes, Humor, and Recreation.

Heroes at Work. This sign is in front of Shenandoah Memorial Hospital. We are thankful for the dedication of our health care workers. 

Looks like Borden's Hardware is putting up funny signs again! I'm glad! I need a smile now and then.

I found a car with a smile. Apparently there is really such a thing as a clown car!

Halloween is just a few days away and there are a few events scheduled, although many were cancelled this year to avoid contagion. Those that remain are making efforts to ensure social distancing.

The rest of today's pictures are from Seven Bends State Park in Woodstock. To get there we drive down a narrow road and cross the North Fork of the Shenandoah. 

I was pleased to see that the new flyer for Friends of Seven Bends State Park was available near the parking lot. I am on a committee that worked to develop the flyer, and it is gratifying to see our efforts paying off. Our meetings have been virtual since March, and we are working with park staff and Friends of the North Fork to promote volunteering, recreation, and learning opportunities.

The park gets very busy on the weekend so I usually visit during the week. I have an annual pass to Virginia's State Parks.


  1. ...Linda, the first one hits home, our DIL is a RM and her unit is bursting at the seams with Covid-19 patients, perhaps we really haven't turned the corner!!! Thanks for joining the party, take care.

  2. It's nice to see you put a nice touch of kindness and humor to lighten up the pandemic. I too only visit the local nature preserve on weekdays, to attempt social distancing (which is sometimes difficult when the boardwalk is only 5 feet wide). It is great that you are able to continue your contribution as a prk volunteer, For the first time in years I will not be able to lead my "First Saturday" nature walks for South Florida Audubon, as I am on an immunosuppressive drug and must be extra careful. No one else volunteers, but I cannot blame them!

  3. Much needed in these times..

  4. Great photos! Our health care workers really are our heroes this year. I'm so thankful for their dedication. Love the hardware sign and the smiling car too :)

  5. Great signs, especially the inside joke one
    Love the car!
    Have a blessed day!

  6. Hello,
    The park looks very nice, love the view of the river. I like all the signs, thankful the heros the essential workers. The We can all use the smiles and laughs. Take care, have a happy weekend!

  7. Such a lovely selection of photographs, thank you.

    All the best Jan

  8. We had some socially distanced Halloween activities in my small town. Strange times, but we all seem to be adapting. Thanks for linking up.


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