By 11:00 Monday morning I had had enough of the lazy life and almost called my co-workers to see if they needed any of my invaluable expertise (hah!). I'm sure things are fine back at my desk, and if they're not...oh, well. It'll do until I get back to straighten up the loose ends. I, on the other hand, needed relief from boredom.
So I took a walk to the library for a quilting book and two videos, stopped at the drug store for some non-stick gauze pads, and looped my walk around the neighborhood. The 45 minute trek made me tired. I expected to be able to do more but the reality is I'm still physically wiped out.
On my expedition I discovered that there's more to my neighborhood than I had imagined. Yes, I enjoyed the earthy smell of the warm sun on the fallen leaves and the warmth of that sun on my shoulders. And I saw the remains of the strongest colored trees in their waning glory. But I also got a peak into spots that I normally miss when I drive past.
Who would have guessed that someone was growing cucuzzi in their backyard?
In all the years I've planted Dusty Miller, I've never known it to have these little yellow blooms.
These roses were as inviting as the first blooms of summer.
There's a hidden stream so close to me.
And someone couldn't resist the wet cement!
We're supposed to get rain tomorrow. On the next clear day I'll walk a little further to see what I find...
How well do you know your neighborhood? Look around and enjoy!
Have a wonderful day!