Mother Nature has outdone herself this week, but today was something special. There was just the smallest hint of fog when I left the house this morning, and by the time I arrived at Council Point Park, the sun was suddenly high in the sky and shooting sunbeams at me as well as across the endless expanse of soccer and baseball fields. It reminded me of a day last Summer and my post about the amazing sunbeam: https://lindaschaubblog.net/2013/08/18/sunbeam/. I was awestruck then, just as I was this morning. But, today the sun seemed to slice right through the morning mist and cast its light on the Creek and the grass. It was a little breathtaking. The sun was dancing along on a few trees that have already started to turn red and yellow, illuminating those leaves and it was very picturesque. There were several people on the perimeter path, including the woman who rollerblades – I hadn’t seen her in several weeks, and thought perhaps she had given up that sport now that the leaves and acorns have started littering the trail and she was concerned about them getting caught in the wheels. Once again I saw Ann Marie whom I met a few days ago, and we chitchatted once again, picking up our conversation where we left off. We finished up the trail, left the Park and walked some more and gabbed some more. After we parted, I knew I should head for home since I had an agenda of items to do in the house, plus for work. Yet, I wanted to linger outside to enjoy the awesome Autumn day just a little longer. So, I meandered over to Memorial Park and did a complete lap of that Park from Fort Street to Electric. But, then I was still greedy in wanting to enjoy the pretty morning so I walked still another complete lap. I had not strapped on my pedometer because I intended to do my usual Park route with two laps which would give me five miles, so I left it at home. I am sure I walked at least six miles today. I was feeling great, and pretty smug as well, by the time I arrived home. My letter carrier, Jenny, was just leaving my house and we stopped a moment to visit, and, of course, to remark on the beautiful day. I said I had been walking a solid two hours and racked up at least six miles. She laughed and said each day her route covers eleven miles. Well, that sort of burst my bubble, but my trek was a wonderful jaunt just the same.