April in Massachusetts was a stop-and-start process towards spring. We heard spring peepers peeping, watched the maple trees bloom and then make itty-bitty seeds, and now we’re seeing leaves galore. The lilacs and cherry trees are in blossom, and I can smell flowers on my walks around the neighborhood. And unlike last year, there’s beenContinue reading “Bookends: April 2017”
If these walks were a pregnancy, it would be full-term as of the walk we took during the last week before the summer solstice.
During the twelfth week after the vernal equinox, we got to hike with our friend Linda again.
We left the house early to beat the heat for our hike during the eleventh week after the vernal equinox.
The tenth week after the vernal equinox, it was in the mid-80’s when we hiked.
I won’t try to tell you how much I have going on this week (the ninth since the vernal equinox) because even I don’t like to hear about it. But in spite of the full calendar, we did manage to take a hike the morning before my mom left.
The eighth week after the vernal equinox, we got to take our weekly hike with my mom! (Not pictured: my mom.)
I’m a little late posting the walk we took for the seventh week after the vernal equinox because this was supposed to be just a bonus hike.
This week—the sixth week after the vernal equinox—we hiked a very spring-like hike. Meaning, we hiked through a 40°F rain.
Due to vet visits and routine doctor appointments, our hike during the fifth week after the vernal equinox was delayed until a humid, 80-degree Friday. My daughter’s comment: “If it’s 80 in April, how hot will it be in summer?” Good question.