Our In Step Walking Group met again today. We were small in number....but the fellowship and fun were sweet. It was hazy. You can barely see the mountain behind us - there are several wildfires raging in Alaska just now. The air didn't SMELL bad, it didn't hurt our lungs...we were happy to be outside.
|Britney, Stacia, Krista, Jen, Jacque, Nani, Josiah, Caleb|
|Britney, Krista, Josiah, Caleb, Jen, Jacque, Me, Nani|
We live in a pretty area. I really enjoyed walking this path. It winds all the way from our town to a river the next little town over. I've watched families and groups of friends walking, riding, and jogging on it - it made me happy to be on it today.
No one was able to tell me the name of these purple wildflowers. I WAS told they are NOT indigenous to the state and are invasive. We are allowed to pick all we want. I can't help but wonder if they would conquer the Devil's Club in the "back 40."
Fireweed - so pretty
We walked about an hour and then went to a nearby park to let the kids play and enjoy a picnic lunch - under a shady pavilion. It was about 10* cooler today - it really was a relief. In a land with 20 hours of sun a day - it gets old when the temps are high. LOL Arielle and Lindsey joined us at the park with their kids.
Sydney and Harper found these great rocks. Nani, Krista and I struck out!