It was wonderful to be out walking on the trails again this week after a herniated disc in my lower back a month ago.
As someone trying to avoid surgery, one of the things I learned while recovering when this happened three years ago was the absolute importance to keep moving and walking as much as the pain and numbness allowed. This was the first walk back at the park and the first without my Nikon camera in years. I wasn’t sure how I was going to cope with the walk and only my iPhone, but other than some numbness the rest of the day and pouting about not having my Nikon when a hawk was playing hide-and-seek in the woods, it was absolutely wonderful.
The cranes were nice enough to pose close to the road, but
there was no way I was getting close enough to capture the bees enjoying these flowers.
I found myself enjoying different aspects of the park and shots,
beautiful skies and
many favorites that were kind enough to come very close to the trails.