Not as active this last week. Tuesday my mother-in-law had surgery for cataracts so we spent the day with her. Her right eye went as well as the left eye; she should be seeing without glasses — except for reading. Wednesday was Sam and my 20th anniversary and we hung out together before going to a very nice dinner. Thursday and Friday I had a mild flu but did a bit of walking on Thursday. I didn’t get as much gardening done this week because of a birthday picnic on Sunday but I have more photos. It feels great to have finished all the weeding before September. It will be possible to get the lilacs and rhododendrons trimmed this year. The forsythia also needs to be cut back severely; this plant would take over the world if given a chance. I’m considering removing the four plants we have but they have such beautiful yellow flowers very early in spring that it is hard to remove them. Also the neighbor’s evergreen hedge was damaged last October by an early, very wet snow storm. The dead branches need to be cut back. Anyway, I wasn’t very regular but today was a good day.
Thursday: walking, 4.39 km (2.73 miles) – 1 hour, 8,330 steps
Saturday, gardening, 4 hours
Monday: cycling, 9.2 km (5.7 miles) – 32 minutes; walking, 3.51 km (2.2 m) – 51 minutes; Stairs, 5 flights —- 10,789 steps!
I’ve posted some more pictures of my gardens. It has been a bit dry and some of the plants, e.g., bleeding hearts, Jacob’s ladder and some of the ferns are done for the year so they are looking a bit brown.
Who ever it was that suggested the walkmeter on the iPhone, you had a wonderful suggestion. I love it. It is satisfying the gadget person in me; it makes graphs of the elevation changes along with a street map of your path, etc.!