Come Take a Walk With Me.
It occurs to me I can use this article to serve two purposes. One purpose would be to bring you with me on one of my walks.
The other purpose would be to submit it to PromptlyJonica under the Nature prompt.
I mean, of course, I hope it catches the attention of our faithful AI and generates thousands of tips.
I'm realistic, though. This will be one of my shorter articles. And I've only earned beaucoup benjamins when my articles are more than a five minute read.
This one won't be that.
Yesterday, though busy with other things including crafting a community (!) and writing the weekly prompt, I took a walk.
The main reason I went out for a walk is my internet went out on all of my devices. Turns out my husband's tablet lost internet at the same time. But his phone never lost service.
The only thing these three devices have in common are they were purchased through Verizon. But we switched (for many many many reasons) from Verizon to T-Mobile a few months ago.
We hadn't had any problems up until yesterday. I still don't know what the problem was, just that it is now fixed and I can get back to work!
But yesterday was a different story. I decided to go take a walk. I brought my phone for photos and for my audiobook, which is thankfully downloaded and unrealiant on the internet.
I didn't walk far or for very long. The sun was high in the sky and it was getting hotter by the minute. Also, I'm not supposed to be outside without sunscreen between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and I hate wearing sunscreen.
In August 2019 I had a skin cancer removed from just below my eye in a procedure called MOHS surgery. The doctors insisted I either wear long sleeves and sunscreen or stay indoors.
I can't wear long sleeves in the humidity we've been having lately. And sunscreen is just a slimy, sticky, stinky mess.
So I kept my walk short.
Of course my eyes caught all the bright and beautiful things. These red wildflowers are an especial favorite of mine.
When we first moved out here, eleven years ago, my husband would bring me one of these flowers every morning with a kiss and a cup of coffee.
And naturally, I had to stop and say "hay" to the horses.
They didn't pay me very much mind.
I caught some gorgeous big sky open field scenery. It was already getting super hot, so I snapped these pics on the fly.
It was at this point in my walk that I really started to feel the heat. I debated going father as there was a field of cows just a little bit farther down the road.
But I decided to play it safe rather than feel sorry later.
On the way back, I saw a few red tail hawks, but they flew away before I could get my phone out of my back pocket.
But since I had my phone out anyway, I grabbed a quick shot of the brooding sky and my path back home.
Next time I go out, I will go earlier and farther. Hopefully I can get some cows to pose pretty for the camera.
Til next time!