We got an early, by Stay at Home Camino standards, start, and today may have been the most superior walking weather in the history of the world.
One side note, I/we have been scooting up some rather big hills, and will often have days with thousand foot elevation changes, and guess what? Those climbs are not markedly easier, I/we are not stopping on the way up, just taking shorter steps, and doing some fancy synchronized breathing that a certain Neal Richard taught me for just such instances.
I have a notion in my head that one day I/we will just sprint up the beast of Sylvan Way hardly noticing as we go, but, so far?I am noticing!
Back to the weather, cool, sunny, with a hint of the warmer day ahead, I remember when it was the old folks who waxed rhapsodic about temperature,winds, humidity, and If I cared to connect the dots, I would have to come to a certain conclusion, so, just, no.
The opening of county parks is one of the re-opening phases that Governor Newsom has been planning in these past weeks. My sense of ambivalence about any steps to re-open or shut down our communities and businesses continues. Have we "flattened the curve"? Or just this curve? All I am certain of is we just don't know, and are taking best guesses constantly as citizens, leaders, health care providers.
Back to the weather! DIfferent wild flowers are blooming as spring goes on, and I pass many fragrant cultivated gardens on my own tour of 94062. Among the unexpected joys of this walk is going through these beautiful places created, sometimes by nature, sometimes by human, best of all is when these combine! Woodside has its own type of rose, the Albion, which must have been planted by a human person decades ago, and as it spread and grew, it now drapes across streets, yards in town, and as pretty as it is in its light pink glory, the smell is the most sure sign that spring is here, and summer is coming on strong.
Buen Camino, and good night.