Anyway - back to the run. the further I went, the worse I felt - just no energy and I started taking some 'walk breaks'. Then I noticed things that caught my eye and remembering my iPhone, stopped to take some pictures. Now although I've been fairly computer literate for years, phones have always left me in the land of the Neanderthals. Only recently have I discovered what a wonderful piece of kit this is and started installing apps on it. So instead of making a mental note to return with a camera, (which I rarely did) I can now stop and take instant pics for you folks. The pic above is of the garden of an empty house with a boundary of wonderfully neglected bougainvilleas. The irrigation must be still running as everything dies when the water or electricity is disconnected. I guess the frost will have damaged them but at that point they still looked good. Then I became aware of some wonderful shadow patterns created by the low but intense winter sunshine. Sadly the other sight that caught my eye was a landscape where every tree was hideously pruned, even some pines - every leader and branch tip removed. Why do they do it? What an enormous annual cost!
|Why do people do this to a tree? Makes no sense!|
So I finished the run, more of a walk really, spending more time on pictures than on exercise. A day later I am recovering from a rather nasty stomach bug (the less said the better) but at least it explained the reason for my appalling 6 miler!