Saturday, June 29, 2019

Saturday Snapshot: HOT Summer Days

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda at A Web of Stories (same host as always but with a new blog - check it out!).

Life around here has been an endless series of crises, so I haven't been able to get outdoors and walk like I normally do. This week, my 94-year-old father-in-law was in the hospital (he's fine now), so once he was settled back into his apartment Thursday night, I looked forward to a quiet, "normal" day on Friday. But it has been in the 90's and humid every day this week (and my car doesn't have A/C, so all those trips back and forth to the hospital were agony!). At 9 am, it was already too hot to walk in my neighborhood, so I drove a few miles to our local Ashland Nature Center, a beautiful, familiar, and shady place! I was still sweating by the end of my short hike, but it was far more tolerable in the shade, and I loved just getting outside for a bit. Here are some glimpses of the gorgeous trails, with everything lush and green.

I love this little bridge in the woods over the stream.

Cool stream running through all that green.

An enticing trail through a tunnel of lush green.

Robin's egg!

One of Delaware's two covered bridges reflected in the stream

Beautiful flowers in bloom in the butterfly garden.

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend and staying cool!


  1. Thanks for sharing your beautiful walk. There's something calming and restorative about spending time in nature. Looks like you have a lovely place nearby for an escape.
    My post features Silver Falls and Grove of the Patriarchs at Mount Rainier

    1. Thanks, Sandra - we love our nearby nature center!

  2. What a wonderful hike. I always seem to feel better after a nice long walk.

  3. What a beautiful place for a hike. So lovely and peaceful.

    1. Thanks - best of all, it is just a few miles away :)