The early morning walk enabled my avoidance behavior, but it also gave me the impetus to get back to walking. I've been neglecting Maya's exercise needs for the last two months as I focused on yard work. Without the regular walking I've put on weight again and my legs have gotten stiff and sore, so the walk was just what we needed.
It wasn't a strenuous hike by any means because Tricia needed to take pictures for a photo essay for the local newspaper. These pictures are mine, but look for hers in an upcoming issue of the Fluvanna Review.
|I was a bit surprised that there wasn't more|
water in the creeks and streams after the 40
days of rain we've had around here.
|Maya thought that Tricia's behavior was somewhat odd.|
She stopped frequently and laid down in the dirt.
We don't do that on our walks normally.
|Maya examined it as well but failed to|
see the attraction or interest.
|The mountain laurel was in bloom and |
was very pretty.
|Anything to get the shot. She's sitting in mud, half|
in the water. I carried the tripod when it wasn't in use
and handed her lenses out of her bag upon request.
|Maya is particularly pretty in dappled sunlight.|