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Hoping for a Breeze and Some Shade

All photos taken on July 26, 2022.

We skipped our weekly walk at Bunchberry Meadows last week. The bug jackets are fairly hot and sweating while beating off mosquitoes was not our idea of fun. But, today promised to be dry and cooler, so we got out early to do a morning walk of 8 km (5 miles) and see what had changed. A lot apparently.

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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.

5 thoughts on “Hoping for a Breeze and Some Shade

    1. After giving up our forest walks in most of 2020 (Covid and mosquitoes), we were determined to find a place and a way to socially distance from both pests. The bug jackets are about $20 C in our outdoor stores and have kept us walking. A shower always feels good after a walk anyway. Thanks for reading John. Allan


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