It is a cold and rainy day. It rained much of yesterday. I slept a little longer this morning.
When I woke up Charlie was sleeping up against my stomach. He never does that. I was grateful for his warmth. And surprised. He is not one to sleep against you. Usually he stays at the foot of the bed.
I can see the rain dripping off the eaves. There is a lull in the continuous rainfall.
Ivy is perched on the sewing machine table on the left side of me, seeing what she can get into. And Charlie is laying on his bed on the right side of me. They pretty much keep me surrounded.
I just let Charlie in and out and saw that the yellow rose that was so pretty the last couple of days has now given way to the rain. The yellow petals have been pulled apart by and are now falling to the ground.
I wanted to show you some of my Woodward Park photos that I took last week. I really enjoy myself walking around with my camera there.
There are such beautiful carvings of nature’s critters on display. There are more, but I just took this one photo and moved on.
They have one enclosed section of vegetables. The trellis material they’ve used did a good job of holding up the pepper plants.
My one pepper plant is still producing peppers. I gave four of them to my new neighbor last Saturday.
I am always intrigued by the textures and many colors of gardens and nature. They are really the simplest of things, but I find them so very beautiful.
Can you see the squirrel that blends so well into this background?
You can imagine how much the wildlife at Woodward Park appreciate the many berries and fruits left behind for them for the winter months.
Is this chamomile?
Everywhere I looked there was something to see. To a person who doesn’t love nature or gardens, I suppose they might have been bored by the sights. But I reveled in them.
I don’t know what this flower is either. Looks a bit like a pansy, but it isn’t. The long stem brings that flower to mind.
The ponds and various waterfalls there are just breathtaking. Oh, and the koi of course that swim up to greet you when you walk near the ponds.
I admired the juxtaposition of the fall leaves against this black steel gate. I always look for interesting angles to photograph.
Tomorrow I’ll show you some of the photos I took at Swan Lake. I love that place as much as Woodward Park and the beautiful old homes surrounding it.
Whenever I go to Woodward Park, I typically drive the short distance to Swan Lake as well.
And of course I have a few token photos of the pet babies.
Ivy found a paper towel I’d squirreled away somewhere and it is now shredded on the floor. That little toot. If she’s going to tear it up, I wish I could teach her to clean it up afterward.
I guess that wouldn’t be as much fun for her.
What is the weather like where you are? Have the leaves all fallen yet? They are really just starting to fall here.
I’m staying in today just as I did yesterday. I will enjoy the day with the pet babies in the warmth and dryness of my little apartment.