The other surprise was the time...
Sleeping in is so rare these days that when I realize that I have slept in
it comes as a SHOCK!
it comes as a SHOCK!
My morning luxury is to brew an espresso and serve it in a bowl with foamed milk.
This habit started in Paris and I have never looked back.
For me this starts my day off on a positive note.
I take a few minutes to check out Instagram, Facebook and read blogs.
After my shower I dress in my walking clothes...
this helps me stay motivated to go for my walk.
If I dress up in "going out" clothes right away
I can find a million excuses NOT to go for a walk!
black yoga pants
a long top
puffy vest or puffy jacket
(choice is dependent on the forecast)
sock and athletic shoes
I took an alternate route
and ventured into the Ross Bay Cemetery.
It is very beautiful, peaceful, and full of all kinds of wildlife...
birds, squirrels, deer.
Heritage Trees form a canopy over the lanes.
The seafront is just beyond the edge of the grass...
you can see the seawall and ocean if you look closely.
Spectacular Autumn colours
Inside a crevice in a tree
I spy fungi...
Not sure what kind of toadstools or mushrooms these might be but they look quite happy here...if fungi can actually be happy in its environment.
I would like to think that happiness on some level can be felt by all living things.
Speaking of happiness...
I must confess that I had my knickers in a twist...
not my usual comfortable happy place and I had to snap out of it.
I started going for my walk...
on the regular route.
Dozens maybe Hundreds
of people running towards me.
Dear reader I had encountered a marathon!
A loud rock band was playing under a tent at the corner
there was a water station set up where runners were grabbing cups
guzzling down the water and then tossing the cups willy nilly on the street.
I feared that I would be knocked over so I grumbled a bit under my breath and took off in another direction...the direction of the cemetery.
All in all it was a lovely walk and I felt totally refreshed when I came home.
~ Crunch crunch crunch crackle ~
the sounds under my feet as the dried leaves collapse.
~ water droplets on a leaf ~
~ the veins in these leaves are so pretty ~
There is so much beauty in the ordinary
it is worth looking closely at every day things that we encounter.
What surprise might we see?
Orange and yellow dinner plate sized Dahlia
still blooming in mid October in a garden on Hollywood Crescent.
This is Chester
the little rascal will not stay off the table.
This is where I have my lap top and where I write my blog posts.
Perhaps this pose is his way of saying I am cute, really I am,
and you know that you love me despite my hi jinx.
There are 3 storms forecast to hit our coast in the next few days and the weather experts are advising us to charge up all our devices, buy extra food and batteries and brace ourselves for power outages and possible flooding.
So if you don't hear from me for a few days
you'll know why!
Thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~