It was 38 degrees this morning. No rain and no wind at all!! I walked on over to the lake. About half way around the lake the sky looked like this. (You were right MJ, I was out there with my camera!) A few minutes later there was nothing but a cloudy sky.
Lots of geese around and I saw two heron flying over the water together.
Not that many people out around the lake. As the weather turns cooler there are less and less people around and this will be the usual now. I love this time of year for walking.
The little stream I walk along on the way to the lake was high but not over it's banks like it was. You can tell from the picture how the grass is along the sides that the water was high over it's banks. I took this picture on the way home when it was light out.
********************I am happy to say that my friend Bernice who lives in New Jersey down by the shore where Sandy hit is fine and well. Her neighborhood held up fine but the flooding came close!! We talked this morning on the phone for quite a while.
I have another friend who I haven't been able to get in touch with yet who lives on the bay side in Point Pleasant. I pray all is well with her and her family too.
Yesterday we got a call from our neighbor Ron up at Happy Trails to tell us that all is well at our place and they got 2 feet of snow up there!!!
I read The Handmaid and the Carpenter by Elizabeth Berg yesterday. It is about Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. Berg wrote of the feelings Mary and Joseph must have felt way back then. I thought it was very good.
I went to the commissary late this morning. Just got 20 items again so I could get in and out. Had to get the ingredients for a cheese cake. Ken has a birthday coming up and I always bake him a cheese cake - his favorite!!
I like using the little carts they have for just a few items. I've mentioned before that I keep my items nice and neat in my cart. I took a picture of my cart. : )
Hope your day is happy and bright.
To find the universal elements enough;
to find the air and the water exhilarating;
to be refreshed by a morning walk
or an evening saunter;
to be thrilled by the stars at night;
to be elated over a bird's nest
or a wildflower in spring.
These are some of the rewards of the simple life.
~ John BurroughsComment replies:
Dot - no sorry don't remember the man with the strawberry cart. I lived there in 1972. Maybe he was gone by then.