Thursday, April 9, 2020

Scenes from the New Normal

Elkridge, MD
April 7, 2020
The daily dog walk represents the only way we actually are guaranteed of leaving the house every day during the Stay at Home order. 

Flowering Crab Apple Tree
Elkridge, MD
April 7, 2020
Chris and I have taken to noticing the springtime as it develops and documenting it to provide us some relief form the constant stream of coronavirus news--most of it bad. 

Chris took all of the images in today's article during our Tuesday morning walk. The day was a beautiful, sporting a blue sky against which the flowers of the trees were accentuated. The walk itself was almost routine, but it was highlighted by the flowers of the Spring which were anything but routine. 

We took time to stop and smell the flowers along the way. The walk with the dog, or dogs depending upon Makayla's desire, is not about the destination it is about the journey. I could wish for grand scenery or a small lake to daily walk around and enjoy, but there is none. The walk is about the small things--the flowers, the animals, the neighborhood as it changes to meet the progression of the seasons. 

Finding things to keep busy and our minds engaged during the coronavirus Stay at Home is critical and the daily dog walk is something that will be part of the new normal when we are finally free to move about the county, state, country, and world again.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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