SO WHAT’S NEXT? – Marilyn Armstrong

There’s nothing going on. I have a telephone doctor visit on Monday and in June, there are tests and examinations. I have no idea what will be going on by then.

May, last year

While the infection and death rate is slowly diminishing in Massachusetts, it isn’t nearly as low as I need it to be before I am comfortable “out there.” Really, until someone can give me even the most basic statistics of what is going on in Worcester County, how can anyone know what to do? I hear that they are making significant progress on the vaccine in England, but by the time they test it and make sure it’s safe, it’ll be another year.

I can’t believe it’s already May. April never happened. It came, we did nothing. It went. We are still doing nothing. Which is okay. I really don’t mind the isolation since we tend to be isolated anyway by choice. But the grim, cold, wet, icy, sleety weather is maddening. We have no flowers. All we have is mud. I hear flowers are blooming elsewhere, but we haven’t had two days in a row of sunshine so I guess that is a miracle of spring.

The little footbridge in the merry month of May by the dam on the Mumford

I’m not bored, but I’m restless. I’d like to go take some pictures. I’d like to see the rivers, the dams. I’d love to just see a few small buds on the trees. A blooming magnolia and a lilac. I’m being patient. Maybe if we go down to the canal late in the day when everyone else has gone home … assuming it ever stops raining … I can take a few pictures.

Photo: Garry Armstrong

Water plants along the river

Meanwhile, enjoy these pictures from days of yore when I could go places and take pictures.



Categories: Blackstone River, Coronavirus - Covid 19, Health, Marilyn Armstrong, Photography, Spring

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  1. I’d like to go and take some pictures too. I was just starting to photograph Burnie when lockdown started. I won’t be able to continue until it is acceptable to go out for non-essential reasons. We’ve had some restrictions lifted but at the moment the idea seems to be that you go out, get what you need and go home. It’s is time-consuming and expensive for me to go anywhere so I’m not going to do it until I can have a good old browse in the shops, eat lunch in a cafe and wander around with my camera for an hour or so afterwards. That is my idea of a decent outing.

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    • Owen’s birthday is next Thursday and we’ve had to make plans to get out to buy a cheesecake. Everything gets so complicated. And “senior hours” at the grocery are between 7 and 8 in the morning. Maybe I’ll get a nice piece of something to eat for dinner.

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      • They did that here too. I find it very weird that they make senior hours a time of day when retired people don’t really need to go out. I would have thought that an hour between say 10-11am would have made more sense. Working people would probably appreciate the early shopping slot more.

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  2. What a difference from May of last year…..

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  3. I am on the other side of the world, but it is not much different here. Cold and wet and uninviting and photos only from my place isolation,

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  4. I guess you could go and drive around!

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