I went for a walk early this evening–decided I should take advantage of the warm temperature this lovely fall evening offered, and I was not disappointed. I was even able to wear my comfy summer sandals and a light fleece jacket (and I also wore pants–don’t want you to get crazy ideas about me), but the point is I didn’t have to wear socks with my sandals (which apparently is not a good look, my daughter tells me).
Fall is usually quite nice here in my little corner of the world. Even though the days are shorter and the nights longer and cool the weather usually behaves and gives us lots of sunny days mingled in with the rainy ones that are so typical this time of year.
One of the best things about walking outdoors here in the fall is that by now most of the mosquitoes that made their homes here all spring and summer have now gone to wherever it is that mosquitoes go in October (Rio? Panama? To meet their maker?), so my evening walk was not punctuated by me slapping my arms or legs or the top of my head, and that is a definite bonus to me. From the number of other walkers I came across this evening I’d say being more-or-less mosquito-free is a bonus that most people here enjoy.
The Waterfowl Park where I walked is beautiful and I know that area residents are fortunate to have this natural wonder in our little town. Ducks are also fortunate to have this protected habitat for them and several of them quacked their agreement to me when I stopped to watch them from my boardwalk vantage point.
Well, that’s it for me tonight. I hope you’re enjoying a beautiful fall weekend wherever your little corner of the world is located and thanks so much for stopping by.
And come back again soon–don’t be a stranger!
Here are a few pictures I snapped this evening on my phone–next time I’ll try to remember to take my camera with me: