A nasty virus took hold of me during the trip and has not let go. However, a searing cough and an inability to keep hydrated in this elevation cannot stop me. These are perfect conditions for a nature walk. The Carolyn Holmberg Preserve at Rock Creek Farm is only 2 miles from our apartment, with flat easy walking/biking/horseback trails. For once, it was nice to be out in the heat and not feel as if one is a seal experiencing birth (I’m looking at you, humid Virginia and Illinois). Enough talking. Pictures here will suffice.