Yes that's me. I took the photo with my cell phone and immediately sent it to Gregg who was at work in front of his computer. No I didn't send it to him to make him envious, I thought he would get a kick out of the fact that I was at Walney Pond . Normally we always go here together but this day was different.
I had to run a few quick errands and when I got up to our main road the traffic lights were not working, and two police officers were in position making sure we all got through safely. We always have a lot of traffic around here and one little hiccup causes a major traffic jam, so after I did my shopping and wanting to wait long enough for the lights to get fixed, I detoured to Walney Pond and decided to get some exercise while taking photos at the same time.
Walking around the pond I came across the basket with the fishing net. Presumably these were who they belonged to, a small class out on a nature trip with a teacher and a couple of moms in tow.
It had rained slightly that day and I loved the smell of the wet earth and vegetation. I find it almost intoxicating, and I am so glad I am able to get outside and enjoy one of my favorite spots.
We have a resident beaver but I think he was safely tucked inside his lodge as there was no sign of him.
I felt it had been long enough to return home and start to fix dinner for Gregg. The skies were just gorgeous, and yes the traffic lights had been fixed and everyone was getting home okay. This photo was taken at another intersection about a mile away, and as you can see it was still pretty quiet here. For other posts about Walney Pond, click on the label below this post.
Right now I have the windows open and I am listening to the sound of the birds chirping. It's a little nippy, only 54 degrees F. but I love to feel the freshness in the air. It won't be long before it will be hot and humid and we'll be watching the fireflies outside.
We had an overnight guest, one of our nephews, Gregg's sister's youngest son who was in town to attend a discussion in the field he was interested getting a job in. Unfortunately we didn't get a photo. He arrived last night and we didn't want to bother him after a 200 mile journey, thought that we could get a photo this morning but it didn't happen. We'll have to wait until next time. It was great seeing him and being able to talk one-on-one, as we so rarely get to do that with him being away at school most of the year. It was a lot of fun enjoying his company.