This pic is from a railroad trail in Piney River, Virginia. It is not heavily traveled and has great views of nearby rivers, forest and foothills. I had three or four great walks there!
I just came back from visiting my mother and brother in Virginia. I was helping my brother pack up things at his old house, since he has moved in with Mom after Dad died in May, and helping my mother pack up some of Dad's clothing for Goodwill. And I'm adjusting to life without my father. Since I'm 53 years old, I understand that I am at that point in life where more people I am close to die. But how I wish I could hear him on the phone, telling one of his recent jokes, or be able to ask him advice on this or that home repair job.
I quit my job as a cashier/tech at the Walmart Pharmacy near where I live in August, in order to spend several weeks with Mom and just "catch my breath." Now I'm job hunting again, hopefully for something that requires a college degree and uses my past teaching experience. I could write an entire blog about Walmart...have to think on that!