How about starting up these Tuesday- English-Blog-Posts again, shall we?
I hope it is OK with you guys if I go on with them?
Old habits die hard, and all that …
The weekend has been a HOT one, people! You might think that we might have some Fall like temps here now. Especially considering that it is officially FALL now (first day of fall yesterday. Höstdagjämningen). WELL, that is NOT the case.
It is like summer here, the only differences are that the nights, mornings and evening are a bit colder. Also, of course, it is darker in the evenings and in the mornings now.
In the middle of the day, the temps reach up to 90 F (33 C). Sure, what you might call HOT weather.
Peter and I went for a fairly easy, but still long, hike on Saturday.
It was nice being out in nature again.
We went to a nearby state park in Clifton here in Northern Virginia.
The trail itself winds along the Bull Run River.
It is always nice to walk along water sources of all kinds.
Sometimes there were some climbs, but at a whole it was an easy hike.
And you know— that is good— my knees are not my best friends these days.
Sad, to quote a certain someone …
But, I’ll make the best of it and push thru the pain.
It's like walking on a dried up river bed, or in a canyon ...
Bull Run River in the early morning sun.
All in all Peter and I hiked 8 miles (12 kilometers).
At times it got really hot, especially when we were out in open (pretty) fields.
The sun was BAKING on us.
Well, you guys, don't you think that these mushrooms look exactly like chewy, sugary, fruity sweets?? I do!!! Yummy looking. But, I am not SURE they'd taste like sweets, haha.
Every time I am out hiking in nature here I keep on thinking about the olden days. You know, when the Native American tribes ruled this area.
I think everything must have looked kind of similar to what it looks like today. The same trees, the same river and probably almost the same path along the river and over the hills as we hikers hike on in present time.
I like that thought.
Sure, at times the path got really technical with jagged, hard rocks. At these times one really had to watch ones steps.
I LOVE seeing open land, like these meadows.
Oh well, my dears, I will hopefully see you all here tomorrow again.
Until then, have a very good Tuesday.