Yesterday I looked up restaurants in the vicinity of Woodward Park, where I love to take photos in the spring and the fall.
I found a little place in that neighborhood of nested restaurants online that sounded good. Cherry Street Kitchen. It had good ratings, and I put a lot of store in ratings other people have taken the time to leave.
So I went there for lunch. I took this photo as I was leaving from my car window.
Seemed there specialty was chicken salad, so I ordered a chicken salad sandwich. They made their own chips, which were extremely tasty.
It was a small space, so I took a seat at the counter at the window facing the street.
After that I drove to Woodward Park. The leaves hadn’t changed colors much there yet, so I strolled over to the gardens.
There was a small school group in front of me. I’d pause to take a photo and then be in their way, and vice versa. Then one of the volunteers started talking to me.
My ankle was feeling weak and getting painful and I didn’t want to stand there long. I was itching to take pictures.
This wasn’t one of my best excursions there and I only got about half the photos I usually take. But the sun and the light wasn’t giving me the best shots. And like I said, my ankle was starting to talk to me.
I typically then go to Swan Lake, but I skipped that and went home. Good thing. Charlie had been sick on the living room floor.
This isn’t that unusual. I should have given him a Composure pill. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. He just doesn’t like to be left. And it wasn’t one of those outings I could take him on.
I took about 120 photos instead of my usual 200 plus, which is usually my take for the day at that park. But still I enjoyed myself. Being out among so many plants and trees and watching the koi swimming in the connecting ponds was relaxing.
I am most at peace with my camera in my hand strolling through nature.
I figured since it was a cool day I wouldn’t encounter many people, but it was actually the opposite. Perhaps other people had the same idea I did. Plus I don’t usually run into school groups.
Still, I got to wander the grounds and take over 100 photos and so I left a happy camper. I’ll have to go again when the leaves have changed colors a bit more.
Plus I tried a new restaurant and had an excellent chicken salad sandwich complete with homemade chips which were divine. I plan to eat there again sometime.