I started out the day wanting to catch up with everyone in Blogland . I have fallen a bit behind due to seasonal allergies and my daughter having strep throat. It never fails that as soon as school starts she becomes sick with some kind of virus going around. Now that the weather is cooler, and my allergies under control, I am back in blogging mode.
The reason it is now half way through the day and I am just now getting around to blogging is because of my boyfriend. Kelvin is a railroader and he just got in this morning. He called me wanting to know if I wanted to go to Okie Pinokie for a walk. Seeing as how our time together is precious due to our work schedules, I jumped at the chance to go.
Okie Pinokie is a local wooded area with many trails. It lies next to a river and was once Native American ground. (It still is in my opinion.) Legend has it that the land is haunted. There are a few web sites dedicated to it. I have been going there for many years, including at night. Not once have I felt threatened or scared. For me it is a place to go hiking. Walking the many trails is great exercise and the scenery is enchanting.
I love how the sun filters through the trees in these two pictures.
The fog hovering over the river in the first photo was better seen in person. The crane in the bottom photo was unexpected. I turned around to say something to Kelvin and I spotted him. He took off after I took his picture. Thanks for posing for me Mr. Crane.
The two of us taking turns sitting in a make-shift corral for the trail riders and enjoying an after walk drink. Which is why we need to take these walks.
I am very happy that my day took an unexpected turn. I might be behind in what I wanted to accomplish today, but boy did I have fun. Thanks babe, for getting me out of the house.
Now that I have dinner started (green beans, potatoes and sausage, my daughters favorite) and my blog post written, I will be sure to visit your blogs throughout the rest of the day.
May you day be filled with unexpected blessings, Viv