Today I decided that I have cooped up for too long. A person only gets so many perfect August afternoons in a lifetime so it would be foolish to waste it. I grabbed my camera and set out on what was supposed to be a short walk. At least that was the plan. once I started walking I started seeing more and more wonderful things so I kept going until I couldn’t. When that happened I sat by the creek and rested in the company of a wonderful green heron. After a while I was ready to walk back to my car.
It was good to be back outside again.

Today I decided that I have cooped up for too long. A person only gets so many perfect August afternoons in a lifetime so it would be foolish to waste it. I grabbed my camera and set out on what was supposed to be a short walk. At least that was the plan. once I started walking I started seeing more and more wonderful things so I kept going until I couldn’t. When that happened I sat by the creek and rested in the company of a wonderful green heron. After a while I was ready to walk back to my car.

It was good to be back outside again.

Chillin’ with my hedgehog.

Chillin’ with my hedgehog.

Amy and I ran up to Johns Hopkins again this morning, and Dr. Niparko didn’t have good news for us. I’ll fill you all in on what’s going on after Amy and I have had time to process everything.

On the way home we stopped my the Benedictine Monastery and wandered through the garden watching the bees do their work. A summer storm was rolling in blessing us with a cool breeze. A hawk was in the tall pine trees and … well, it was just perfect being in that quiet place with my beautiful Amy. Not a bad way to come home.

Dear Old Dad and myself just moments before we got on stage together for the very first time.
Happy Father’s Day, Pop. Thanks for being willing to take part in so many adventures. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Dear Old Dad and myself just moments before we got on stage together for the very first time.

Happy Father’s Day, Pop. Thanks for being willing to take part in so many adventures. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

It appears that I am getting the snot kicked out of me on two fronts. I already told you about my neck, well it seems my ears are also acting up. My left ear is infected badly enough that we have to go back to Johns Hopkins on the fifteenth to so some kind of bone scan so that Dr. Niparko can figure out what to do. In the meantime the pain is pretty bad – actually the proper word to describe it is huge.

I went out to the battlefield today and walked down a path I had never taken before. I wound up sitting on a hill in the sunshine listening to the birds sing for a long time. It was only as I was getting ready to leave that I realized I had been sitting just a few feet from a deer. Apparently we had both been sitting there watching the wind and sunlight caress the grass.

As the deer ran into the high grass and I found myself laughing out loud at the sheer wonder of it.

Maybe tomorrow I’ll go back with my guitar.

Amy and I wandered around our favorite places in Manassas this afternoon.

Tomorrow we have to run back up to Johns Hopkins to get my ears checked out again. I’m still in a lot of pain from the infection that put me in the hospital last weekend, so this road trip has me a little worried.

All of the medical stuff aside, it was a beautiful early summer afternoon. Just perfect for long walks holding my true love’s hand and sipping cold glasses of lemonade when we got home.

Walking in the woods of Manassas.

Played 11 times

http://www.keystothehighway.com/

  • Give Me Back My Wig - Hound Dog Taylor
  • Shine On Moon - Kokomo Arnold
  • Jealous Hearted - Ma Rainey
  • When The Levee Breaks - Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe
  • You Are My Sunshine - Jimmie Davis
  • Poor Black mattie - RL Burnside
  • Big House Bound - Blind Boy Fuller
  • Streamline Special - Bukka White
  • Sweet Home Chicago - Magic Sam
  • Convoy - C.W. McCall