Life in a COVID-19 Hot Spot – Week 6 -Lockdown Extended 4 more weeks!
Cooped up with the morning paper and the hourly news, one would think the apocalypse is at hand. A walk in nature is called for, but where does one go during lockdown? Many parks are closed, or have closed the parking lots in order to discourage crowding, or at least have cordoned off picnic tables and playgrounds.
We found a little oasis not too far from our home – theBlackberry Farm Preserve. Normally, this green dell offers visits to farm animals and truck gardens as well as grassy paths, but these tours and visits are now locked off. The playground and picnic areas are also marked as dubious. But the stately redwoods, the creek, the twisted bay trees, the fearless deer, and the feral vincas are all still available to soothe the restless mind.