The frost was on the pumpkin this morning as I set out. The grass and some of the leaves also looked like powdered sugar had been sprinkled on top.
But, it was not slippery to walk … that was a good thing.
I set out, trying to bulk up my walking mileage on this sunny, but cold, day and decided to stroll down to the marina – there was no human activity going on there, but there were a few ducks paddling contently near a wooden dock.
I saw multiple flocks of Canada geese flying in formation this morning – they probably touched down in a grassy area to graze and didn’t like the feel of the frost on their feet, so off they went.
The colder temps made me snuggle down into my down coat and I appreciated that I had worn it, especially down by the water.
It seems impossible that the holiday season will kick off in less than two weeks – the colder air, the Christmas songs and the shelves at Meijer lined with holiday décor, treats and gifts still don’t make it seem real. Suddenly the year seems to be speeding by and 2017 is looming large on the horizon.
I am glad to leave this year behind – there has seemed to be a never-ending string of annoyances and calamities for me in 2016 … granted, they are just minor glitches and hiccups, but, they made my world get a little off-kilter.
Thus, I am thankful for long walks and cool breezes – they help to reset my brain and restore my soul.