Thursday, February 14, 2019

Melanie and me

Today's Senior Trailblazers
Both Senior Trailblazer hikes were canceled today, and Melanie and I decided, after offering everybody the chance to join us, to take a nice stroll down the Boulevard Park 2.5-mile walk from downtown Bellingham to Fairhaven. It was not difficult terrain, since there's no hills to speak of, but we did finally strap on our Microspikes so we wouldn't keep slipping. Neither of us had any problem at all, but we didn't have any additional snow or rain while we were out.
Big and little snowman and me
The clouds were threatening during the hours we were walking, but nothing came out of them. It is expected that later today the rain should start, and the temperature rose from around freezing all the way up to 40°F (4.5°C) while we were out.
Buffleheads again
I captured that same group of buffleheads (I assume) that were there last time I was here. The snow in the foreground has definitely begun to melt, but we have so much more snow than we are accustomed to. Piles line the major streets after snowplows have come through.
Distant mountains
In the distance, we could see mountains in Canada just below the gray skies. It was beautiful, to me at least, to gaze out at the darkness, the gray-green water, and the snow. We covered around five miles total, and there were plenty of other people out enjoying the fresh air. I'm hoping that by next week we can return to more normal activities. But in any event, it was a lovely way to spend a few hours with a super friend.
:-)

19 comments:

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  2. Pretty scenes...and all the more special with a good friend.

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  3. Sounds like a lot of fun, glad you two enjoyed yourselves. I enjoyed your day in the snow. Your photos are beautiful.

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  4. I looks lovely. The big snowman is HUGE. And needs a snow-woman to keep him company.

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  5. I wondered how you would keep from slipping. It looks like the snow is well packed down. I exercised in the garage agin today, on my stationary bike.

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  6. Well, into every life a little winter must fall! You enjoyed the snow.

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  7. Love that giant snowman! Glad you were able to get a walk with your friend.

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  8. It looks so cold, but I'm sure you were both well bundled up !
    Beautiful scenery as always, and what a huge snowman :)
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  9. That was one BIG snowman and I loved the little one. Not use to seeing you in snow without being in a high location. Glad you could get out and enjoy.

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  10. You are close to Canada for sure!

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  11. It must be bad if they canceled the hikes. But, you go above and beyond. Always! You're an inspiration.

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  12. I'm like Sharon, that must be some really rough weather for your intrepid hikers to take the day off! That big snowman is evidence to all the snow you have gotten. Brrrr. Glad you have the clothes for such weather. I would be homebound.

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  13. Somebody tall or with a ladder made that big snowman--LOL! Glad you had somebody to go on a little excursion with you. :)

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  14. That's a very impressive snowman. Some giant must have made it. We have friends from Seattle visiting right now and they tell me it's been an incredible season. I'm hoping spring will warm things up soon for you.

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