I hardly have illusions towards Buffdom but you know, I did quit cigarettes recently (117 days, 21 hours, 32 minutes and 11 seconds ago, actually), and while Altoids and a variety of fresh fruit have largely filled that void, there’s also been the occasional Three Musketeers bar or tiny little pint of Ben and Jerry‘s Something or Other.
I’ve been doing some sit-ups and crunches and stretching in the living room, but I find the big danger there is Badum climbing onto me to watch (is the Burgess Meredith as the Trainer from “Rocky” impersonation just my imagination?) me exercise. It’s hard enough doing these things early in the morning when I’d like to still be in bed…and then Mister Purrypants climbs aboard, curling around and tucking his paws under himself and settling in on my chest to look me in the eye, “Okay, let’s see some of this exercising…” and then with the purring and the lack of coffee, I’m asleep on the hard living room floor.
So yesterday morning, which was both chillly and sunny…bracing, let’s say, founding me exploring the neighborhood, on safari for fresh air, sunshine and exercise…and yes, some pretty pics for the blog. I was thinking of a bike ride, but the bicycle requires some maintenance which would’ve eaten more of the morning than I had to spare, so a walk it was, down a sidestreet. Just a quiet neighborhood, snuggled along the edge of a marsh where two towns meet.
You can see I’m still having some fun with Photoshop, though at some point I will have to see if there’s a proper tutorial to show me ALL the options. Being a guy, I’ve been thus far avoiding looking for instructions/ directions and just exploring the program. But I’m NOT lost.
I love those fancy mum flowers up above. I’m especially tickled by the way the petals curl like little tubes…and the colors are pretty great, too.
I’m especially glad to have gotten out for a walk this week. I’ve been missing the walking and look forward to re-establishing that habit. I might even get the Cat a leash and harness and see if he wants to come with.
Our fall colors seem especially brilliant and long-lasting this year. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such a stunning range of rich autumn tones as the oak leaves are giving us this year. Or maybe I’m just seeing them more clearly.