Thursday, April 28, 2016

A lovely day not hiking in the woods

Rhododendrons in bloom
Another day not hiking with the Trailblazers. My knee is SO much better, but I'm not willing to have a setback, or worse yet, need to be hauled out of the woods by my friends again. So I'm taking it slow. Plus today was a rather steep, hard hike that I didn't mind missing. I sure miss my friends, though, and hanging out with them for a day. This was Week Three and I suppose it'll be another couple of weeks before I feel safe. So I drove around and took pictures of the rhododendrons, Washington's state flower, which are in full bloom all around town.
Just beautiful out there today
Our hikes to the High Country might be starting soon, and I'll be there, hopefully, with my knee ready for heavy use. In any event, it's not easy to hold back when I think I'm doing well, but I'm learning the hard way.
Sophie taking her wares to the market
Speaking of the hard way, Sophie of Raven Breads hauls her entire Saturday's offerings to the Farmers' Market by bike and trailer. Somewhere on there she also has a toaster, which gets lots of use toasting up her dense fabulous breads for her customers. I partake almost every Saturday myself.

This Saturday I will make an attempt to walk with the ladies for the first time in three weeks, and I expect to do just fine. It will be a test for me of my readiness to resume my regularly scheduled activities.
:-)

19 comments:

  1. i know you miss the hikes, but i'm glad you're being careful and patient. sophie - wow!

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  2. So glad that you are healing so quickly though I bet it doesn't feel quick to you!

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  3. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday :)

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  4. Aren't the rhodies wonderful right now? Glad to hear your knee is doing better. You'll be back hiking with your friends before you know it!

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  5. Those flowers are beautiful! I think you will do okay on Saturday, just go really slow if you go downhill...take a walking stick:)

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  6. Torn muscles, tendons and broken bones usually need 6-8 weeks to heal properly. I'm happy to read you're taking the time to keep the damaged knee well-rested.

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    1. PS...dang....I wanted to say the flowers are BEAUTIFUL.

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  7. Excelente trabalho e boas fotografias.
    Um abra├žo e bom fim de semana.
    http://andarilharar.blogspot.pt/

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  8. It's probably not a bad idea to take it slow ... and a walk down to the Farmer's Market sounds like just the ticket.

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  9. Glad your knoee is coming along so well!

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  10. Testing your knee on easier walks is a smart idea. Glad you are holding back. Wouldn't want to hear you were trapped on a mountainside again!

    Love that bike and trailer set up. I know how much you love her breads. A good long wak around the market might be in order. ;)

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  11. It's a good idea to rest that knee and not make it worse. Lovely photos of those flowers and I wouldn't mind having a bite of that bread.

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  12. It's good that you are taking things easy for the moment. The rhodos are looking good.

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  13. Sure hope you continue to do so well and keep taking it slow. A set back from over doing is soooo much harder to take than the original injury. I did that with my back once and was really mad at myself.
    That Sophie is amazing. What a gal.

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  14. That Sophie is an impressive woman!
    Remember not to push yourself too hard tomorrow morning. You can go slower, you know.

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  15. Those flowering shrubs are gorgeous. Wish we could grow them here more readily....

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  16. So glad that you are resting your knee! Good for you to be careful. Love the flower photos. Sophie pedaling her wares to market is a great pic, as well!
    Keep resting your knee and you'll be ready for those hikes before you know it! Hugs!

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  17. You really must have the most beautiful rhododendrons in the whole country. I just wish I could spell the word easily.

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