Over the weekend I saw a couple of television advertisements that inferred school was right around the corner. Then late Sunday night I saw the National Football League talking about Monday night football coming soon.
Is fall really right around the corner? Is my summer of freedom winding down already?
Sunday on my walk in a local park I saw….gasp….horror…..goldenrod! I didn’t have a camera with me and I didn’t want to record it anyway.
Much better to ignore all of this.
This morning, early, I headed back out to the park. But instead of the usual walk along the bike path I took the camera and wandered among the nature trails. At the beginning of my walk a man, also with camera, was coming off the hill. He smiled at me and said “Just about perfect isn’t it!?” I smiled back and agreed.
The nature trail winds around a hill behind the nature center. It’s surrounded with fields and hills popping with wildflowers. I scared up a rabbit or two, a few larger birds, a few bumble bees.
Mostly I was on my own, listening to the crunching of my own feet, and lost in the photos around every corner.
This is what summer should be. Aimless wandering through fields of wildflowers under a blue sky, a slight breeze tugging at your hair.
Nowhere to be. No to do list. Just sunshine, flowers, fresh air and delight.
Fall will show up soon enough, but for right now I’m going to concentrate on summer.
I wish each of you a day like this, somewhere close to you, sometime when you get a moment.