July 29, 2021

Signs of Change Aren't Always Welcome.

I noticed some new signs at the entrance to the Carson Trail by the Shenandoah River. For many years this area has been free to use but new management at the adjacent golf course has decided to charge for everything except the trail. I've often seen teenage boys fishing there and I don't know if they'll be able to pay $15 each time.

I'm puzzled by the second sign. Social? Duck?  Okay, I suppose they mean hanging out by "Social," but what do they mean by "Duck" and what is the season for it? You can't go duck hunting here because it is in a populated area with homes and shopping nearby. 

Oh well. Here's a cute sign at an animal hospital.

Meanwhile, our reprieve from mask-wearing is likely to end. We never stopped wearing them in medical offices due to regulations here in Virginia, and that seems logical to me. After all, the first place someone with respiratory symptoms will go for help is a doctor's office.

With coronavirus variants showing up in our country, another lockdown is possible. I blame the people who refused to get vaccinated or wear masks. They spread the virus, and many of them are paying a price by getting very ill. 

Be careful, my friends!


  1. Beware of that Snake looming over your shoulder!

  2. Seems like a lot of money to fish for one day. I like your mask. I think to be safe, I will be earing a mask inside public places now too. Have a great day and a happy weekend!

  3. This whole controversy surrounding masks is getting ridiculous. Wear the damn things and let's get this pandemic behind us. And vote out of office all the idiot politicians who counsel otherwise.

  4. Rather strange things to charge fees for! I just learned that those who have had COVID the disease should still get vaccinated.

  5. ...the Carson Trail has become a money maker!


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