Walking song in the key of blue

Posted on April 6, 2011


Hold a good thought for good weather on Sunday. I’ve given it a lot of thought, and measured it out as best I can, and I think the best route for the Don Gould Memorial 5k Walk runs from the Day Park to the Nature Preserve and up the beach to Eden Shores, with a shuttle back to the Day Park. Here’s a sampling of what you might see, all except for one picture, but it was blue and you might see it if you make a little detour:

While I was out there plotting I saw a ruffed grouse, a whole lot of gulls, and some stubborn snow. I’m hoping for Dutchmen’s Breeches and Skunk Cabbage by the 10th. What, you don’t like Skunk Cabbage? How about wild leeks? Never mind, I’ll make sure there are treats. They won’t be Sonny’s treats, because Chris and Sonny won’t be open until April 15, but they will be excellent treats anyway. I promised.

We have a couple of alternative routes in mind Just In Case. We’ll meet in the parking lot of the Bill Good Day Park a little before noon so that we can start the walk itself at noon.

Maybe I’ll start practicing The Happy Wanderer.
Val-deriiiiii, Val-deraaaaa,
Val-deriiiiii, Val-dera-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha,
Val-deriiiiii, Val-deraaaaa,
My knapsack on my baaaaaack . . .

Where did you think I was planning to keep the excellent treats?