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Itching for a Walk in the Forest

All photos taken on July 4, 2022.

It has been a very rainy couple of weeks. Rather than risk worse weather later in the week, we changed our original afternoon walk plan to a morning walk in Bunchberry. The weather was cloudy, but mild, so off we went.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

6 thoughts on “Itching for a Walk in the Forest

  1. Oh lord, the squirrel’s tail! That can’t have been a good ending surely, do squirrels naturally lose their tails!? A fine collection of flowers, especially the Alberta Wild Roses and the Yellow Goat’s Beard.

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    1. Yes. I think a coyote may have tried to catch him. Hope he got away. Squirrels can lose their tales in a fight, but they do not grow back. This would likely hamper the squirrel’ ability to jump through the tree branches, which may mean a lesser chance of survival in the long run. The flowers are amazing out there, every week a new one. So many that I wear my fingers out Googling what they are. Thanks for reading Leighton. Allan

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