Friday, November 5, 2010
I love a nice walk in the rain, love the sound of the raindrops on my huge umbrella, the splashing under my waterproof sneakers. I love the photo ops available when it rains, especially in the fall when leaves are plastered all over everything, shiny and pretty.
When I got rid of my car all those years ago, I learned about the pleasures of dressing for the weather. Waterproof shoes, a good raincoat, a big ole umbrella make all the difference. I can get out there, yet feel snug and dry all at the same time.
Still ... halfway through my walk yesterday I suddenly thought, "What am I doing? I don't actually HAVE to be out here." It was kind of breezy so managing the umbrella and the camera turned out to be a challenge.
The fresh air and exercise did me a lot of good. Even better was coming home, stripping off all the wet clothing, putting on my sweats, making some tea, and watching "Hannah and Her Sisters" streamed into my computer from Netflix.
Is there anything finer than Autumn? I think not!! Happy weekend, y'all.