|A few trees still have leaves|
We Trailblazers usually don't go hiking on Thanksgiving, since everyone is gathering with family and friends to celebrate the holiday, with many traveling across the country as well. Not so much travel this year, in the middle of a raging pandemic, with our health officials warning against it and many of us older folks continuing to keep our distance to mitigate against possible spreading of the virus. However, I went out for a short five-mile walk down to Arroyo Park with my friends Melanie and Terry.
|Terry and Melanie on the Arroyo Park bridge|
It is cloudy and overcast today, but without any of the you-know-what (not supposed to come until later). We looked to see if there are still any salmon spawning in Chuckanut Creek, and we found plenty still striving to get upstream, with some dead ones on the sides. It's the end of the season; I'm not sure whether they had already spawned or just didn't have the strength to go the distance.
|The bridge and creek|
|Spooky tree roots|
When I first saw this tree, the roots first reminded me of a spider, but then I realized that this is what is left after an old log has decayed and left tree roots still intact. Nothing really spooky, but my imagination played tricks on me for awhile.
|Salads, pizza, and sweet potato rounds|
We ordered this delicious non-traditional Thanksgiving food from Greene's Corner yesterday. We were unable to eat it all at once, which was the plan: today we will enjoy the remainder of it, spreading our holiday treat out over a couple of days. Plus, nobody had to cook anything, just enjoy. It's something I might do again when I don't feel like cooking, and also support one of my favorite eateries during this trying time.
|My morning smiles|
And I'll leave you with this little guy, who greeted me when I woke yesterday, a gift from SG, who often leaves me little artistic creations that he knows will make me smile. I especially like the eyebrows.
Thank you for the smiles - and the beauty.ReplyDelete
Both gifts I so often find here.
I'd go for the pizza too.ReplyDelete
Loved the spider root tree! Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
I'd say you had a very enjoyable day and I know that you can acknowledge many things that you are thankful for.ReplyDelete
Good pics, and ya gotta love that tree.ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving! What a nice meal you all had and I like the artistic creation with the big eyebrows:)ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving and beyond!ReplyDelete
How fun that SG leaves you little happy surprises to fine in the morning.ReplyDelete
Your walk looks wonderful, bathing you in nature for a few hours!ReplyDelete
Love the almond person and the food was a great idea. No cooking for two days! Yay!
Now that is my idea of a Thanksgiving feast... I'm glad you had the day you did, DJan. Enjoyed that Almond Man too. :)ReplyDelete
No walking here. I hardly stepped outside as it was cold, about 50 degrees, and windy. We ate simple food for our thanksgiving dinner--soup and grilled cheese, but we did splurge with brownies. I told Terry we would get carryout for Friday as there would be no leftovers.ReplyDelete
The roots do look like spider legs.
Sweet almond man. :)
Looks like you had a good Thanksgiving. Pizza Hut was closed so we could not order any for our party.ReplyDelete
Now that sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving. Good food, fun walk, a spider tree and an almond man from SG. SG could stand for sweet guy also as well as smart guy.ReplyDelete
So glad you had a good Thanksgiving, DJan. It was a quiet one here, but lots of traditional food for the 3 of us... and we did take a walk (around the neighborhood) after eating . And then came home to dessert and coffee!ReplyDelete
Supporting the locals is what we did in October. Your meal is very unique. We opted for chicken and pecan pie and ate most for dinner. We are very thankful that we remain able to have what we wish for though we miss travelling. Lots of video chats with all but Buddy never says much. He misses the person to person contacts a lot.ReplyDelete
I need to support the locals more than I've been doing. As a single, I can't eat that much nor finish all the leftovers.ReplyDelete
Cute, cute, cute gift!! What a joyful way to greet you in the morningReplyDelete
Beautiful Thanksgiving jaunt with friends.
Aha! I see you had the same sort of non-traditional Thanksgiving that someone near and dear to my heart had. Your Smart Guy is a Sweet Guy.ReplyDelete