If you have been here before,
you know I like to try to get out and about
with my camera and some diet coke
every Friday...well...really...every chance I can get
when it's nice out, Friday or not.
I am definitely not limiting myself to Fridays
but they often work best.
A couple of weeks ago,
I had no plan in mind but wanted to
go on a trail.
I love trails...but have become slightly
nervous of coyotes after hearing a portion of a trail
that I have been on before had been closed
due to coyote behavior....
and I'm not going to lie....
my personality is naturally a little anxious
so this...well...it freaked me out a bit.
So I thought I would do the Cavendish Grove trail
because it seems to be pretty wide
and groomed and well traveled.
And I told myself coyotes don't go to Cavendish,
it's for the tourists.
I told myself coyotes don't go to the beach.
I told myself it would be ok.
And it was.
I walked part of the trail. I still haven't done the
"Homestead Trail" because I didn't bring any water,
or anything to eat, or most importantly, bug spray.
So I had to save that part for another day.
But I did stop at a bench that overlooked the dunes
and a shallow expanse of blue water.
There were ducks and geese just hanging out...
until suddenly, there was a loud ruckus
and everyone was flying and diving and quacking and honking
and I saw an eagle fly over the tops of the trees.
in your own backyard...
maybe in your neighbor's front yard...
or the park across the street...
close enough to walk to...
that's my point.
after complaining about the
yuckiness of the weather
i met up with a best friend for
treats and laughing
(so much laughing...my face hurt)
at a favorite coffee shop.
it started to pour rain
while we were there
but, by the time i got home,
the sun had come out
and the light
i couldn't stop myself...
i was only going to take a couple photos
but ended up being gone for over 2 hours.
it all started with the park at the end of my street...
and yeah...if you live close to me and
have lilacs...i might have been skulking around your
front yard (totally not brave enough to
skulk around someone's BACK yard...)
OUT OF THIS WORLD amazing...
and then i embarrassed myself a little
but practically laying on the ground
in their gardens to take photos of the flowers
BUT I CAN'T HELP MYSELF.
and the stroll ended at the boardwalk
by the water
as the sun was going down
which is when i realized
that the sun was going down
would be coming out
so i pretty much ran-walk the whole way home...
about the walk i took yesterday
after it rained
and the sun came out
and the light was all golden hour-y
and how i was just going to
take some photos in the yard
but then saw the tree across the street
with all its pretty in pink blossoms
but then...wait a minute, look at the entrance to the park
i'll just walk down that far...
but then i remembered there were lilacs
a little further
and two hours, one sundae and 237 photos later
i was fast walking
to get home before the june bugs
i was going to tell you about that today
and show you pictures
but...the sun is out...
and the camera battery
and i think i am just going to have to go
for a drive...
messy hair and all.