Around ten past five this afternoon, I started my walk, opting for the six mile circuit with its road exposure. Today, passing the creek on my course, I saw an Eastern Bluebird. This is roughly the same place where I saw a goldfinch last week. How cool is this.

Spotting a lovely bird is a totally exhilarating experience. I pressed on, finishing my six mile walk. Afterwards, I saw my neighbor and asked if I could give a treat to Scout, their dog, when I saw him. She said, “Yes”.

So life is good. At times it is frustrating and lonely. But I have a home and I live in a community with nice neighbours.