Saturday, August 06, 2011
where geese do the flamingo
Since the care facility / nursing home era of living with Multiple Sclerosis I find myself motivated not only by a commitment to 4-5 outings per week but an effort to make each outing 'hand picked'.
With temperatures only in the 80’s we could actually try some outside time. Parks are favorites as most are wheelchair accessible and while Patti is visually impaired nature is supportive with sounds and smells.
There is something special about enjoying a ‘ciggie’ while LeTort Spring Run chased itself over rocks and under ducks.
Nature trails in general are reasonably accessible though as pictured genuine accessibility in nature takes maintenance.
Shrinking government budgets plus more volatile summer weather can make it challenging.
That was OK we had plenty to explore. A huge wooden playground, pavilions, shady grassy areas and a spray pool – almost a throwback to open urban fire hydrants of days long gone.
While I resisted my ‘inner imp’ to just roll Patti under it – I have no doubt were it last week with 100 degree temps we would have been rolling through there like a train schedule.
Our half was however mostly accessible or "pushable" if determined and certainly enjoyable.
All things said and done, just relaxing and watching a Canadian Goose do the flamingo was rather entertaining.
When he or she decided to try being a songbird shattering the twilight peace with a honking serenade – I’m not sure which was louder the honking or our laughter.
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer
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