Last week I posted about finding a new trail which I felt sure would connect up with the ones I normally walk on but I never got to anything familiar. Bill and I ended up walking on the trail on Sunday, and as it turned out if I'd walked a few hundred more yards last week I would have ended up knowing where I was. Pardon the quality of the photographs of this duck couple. Between the light and their movements, I didn't get any great shots but I still thought they were cute enough to post. Definitely a couple of love duckies.
When we got to the point of our walk where we were going to turn around, there was a sign posted about an upcoming meeting about the restoration of the stream. Not sure what will be involved but Bill said he would go and report back to me. I should probably go myself but he can fill me in on whether or not there will be volunteer opportunities that I could help with.
I definitely would be interested in helping out if I can, within the context of some of my current physical limitations. I try to pick up trash when I walk on the trails but I fear that's about the extent to which I have helped maintain these trails which I enjoy so much. Bill told me that stream restoration usually involves dealing with erosion and flood prevention but that these streams don't seem to have an obvious problem with those issues which is part of why he's curious about what the meeting will be about.
I decided to go ahead and put up a new blog header since May is almost over and my other one was about May being Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month. Since summer is starting soon where I live, I thought I'd still go with a safe sun theme. I don't know whether my melanoma was caused by UV exposure or not but I know that I for one will never feel the same way about unprotected sun. I don't hide from the sun but sensible precautions make sense.