A Little Walk

 


I needed a bit of peace and quiet this morning so, instead of doing my usual boring at-home exercise, I went for a walk all by myself. I dropped my husband off at an appointment and then wandered into a nearby park. It was supposed to rain this morning and it was grey and gloomy the whole time I was walking. Now that I am home the sun has come out. If that isn't a metaphor for life lately then I don't know what is. 





One of these days I am going to manage to have my actual camera with me instead of just my phone. My kids bought me a new lens for my camera and I really want to experiment with it but I haven't had the chance. Maybe I should just take it with me when I leave the house so I have it when I make unexpected stops like this walk. 





I know it is a bit stereotypical to say that fall is my favorite time of year but it is true. I love the leaves changing color, the smell of them on the ground, the cool, crisp air, and the chance to do things without melting into a puddle of sweat. The leaves are definitely starting to change in Connecticut but we are having one last burst of warm weather and I am so done with that. Red and yellow leaves do not go with warm and muggy temperatures. 




I am home now with a long and boring list of practical things that must be done today. However, for half an hour or so this morning I scuffled through leaves, listened to the sound of a murmuring stream, and rejoiced in the color all around me. It wasn't a bad way to start the day. 

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  1. I always enjoy walks in less than optimal weather. When it's cloudy, colors are more vivid. Poor weather also keeps (other) people indoors, and I appreciate the solitude. Love your photos!

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    1. I didn't see anyone else on the whole trail until just before I got back to my car. It was lovely.

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  2. Beautiful. I especially like the one of the road. x

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    1. I want to try to go back and take that one again when the colors are more vivid.

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  3. So beautiful. What a gorgeous place to be at this time of the year.

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    1. New England in the fall is my absolute favorite. I love the colors.

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  4. How lovely to see your autumnal photos as we race headlong into another spring.

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    1. Spring is my second favorite season. Enjoy all the blooms!

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  5. You take such lovely photos with "only" your phone - you have an excellent eye.

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  6. beautiful walk, it seems autumn is in full swing in your area

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    1. We usually have peak color about mid-October. Everything is looking so pretty now.

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