Post 38/2020 Saturday 28 November . . . Tired of photos of leaves, trees, fields and forests? Ha, ha. I’ve another batch to make you yawn. Ha, ha. Or wake you up. Ha, ha. A relative often ended his sentences with, “Ha, ha, by golly!” Oh, Clayton, I remember your gregarious and infectious mannerisms well. Long may memory last. As you would have said, “Ha, ha, ha, by golly!”
Let’s go for a tromp through woods and along river.
May our memories of fall 2020 draw us to love and care for the environment, for wild things, for clean air and pure water, for patience, for times past, for my bit in improving the present, even so, as my Dove chocolate wrapper notes, “Celebrate the season with love.” May these photos bring a smile to your virtuously masked face. Ha, ha, ha.
Another forest in Goshen
I’m impressed with the access to the natural world offered within the City of Goshen. That’s because the Parks Department manages a goodly part of the floodway and related public areas along the Elkhart River. The Beachy Classified Forest covers 34.5 acres and includes 23 species of trees.
A little farm
Tiresome at times
Our friend Oscar, who lives in an assisted living facility in Chicago, in a recent phone call, lamented that the inability “to go outside at one’s will gets tiresome at times.” It surely does. Yet, Oscar, like other forward-looking people, asserts that even as our individual liberties are constrained in this global pandemic we can do no better than earnestly look out for both our own and others best welfare. Today’s collective urgency drives all of us to, as many did at Thanksgiving, skip just one holiday to enjoy less tiresome times ahead.