I Face Timed today with a friend in California. We have known each other since college, which means more than 40 years and seems kind of crazy. But while we were talking the sun came out here so I decided to take my exercise outside.
So did a bunch of other people, but everyone was mindful of keeping distance. Honestly it was just nice to be out. I cut down some alleys. I grew up in a small town and in the country, so alleys were like little grassy lanes. Sure, the garbage trucks drove down once a week and all manner of car mechanics went on there, but there’s something alluring and homey about them to me.
Everything is in bloom, especially the camellias. I’d have taken more pictures, but it felt sort of invasive to be taking pictures of people’s houses while zeroing in on a plant.
The neighborhood is really lovely right now, with things in bloom, leaves coming out, and a profusion of bulb flowers.
There are a few places where there were drifts of violets across lawns. I shot these rather solitary ones when I was taking a photo of our camellia.
And this flowering quince, not in its full glory, but still lovely, was on one of the streets.
It was good to be out and say hello to neighbors from a distance. I will try to keep up my outdoor exercise when I can and do videos when I can’t. I’m looking forward to venturing back in the garden on a nice evening this week. We’ll see.
Have a good week.