Yesterday morning was such a glorious New England summer day and I just had to get outside on the Bike Path and enjoy all Mother Nature had to offer.
A piece of the old Blackstone Canal works jutting into the water.
I walked a bit later than usual, around 10:00 am instead of 8:00 am and saw a whole different crowd of people out on the path today. It was even crowded. I normally pass less than 10-15 people in total during a 2-3 mile walk but this morning I must have passed at least 100 people. But it was indeed a beautiful day and the kids are out of school now, so I must expect it to get busier. Time for me to go back to the earlier schedule.
As I was walking I was thinking of not being able to get outside the past 2 days due to torrential downpours Monday and a court day sitting on my butt for hours on Tuesday. That made my morning constitutional all that much better to me. I smiled at all the new walkers, runners, bikers and rollerbladers I passed, along with their furry companions.
The Goose Family area. Look out for the poo!
The Goose Family had Mama and Papa out on the edge with the little ones all snoozing in the summer sunshine. You have to make sure to step carefully around them since the path is littered with green poo and Papa occasionally gets a bit hissy if you get too close. I give them a wide berth and swing wide around them. Better to avoid confrontation with a ticked-off goose. Those suckers can run!
The water on the canal side shimmered a cocoa brown in the dappled sun and the river side looked so cool and refreshing. Just wanted to dip my toes in it, but no easy way to get to the water safely from where I was. Plus I didn’t need anyone calling the police saying I was trying to do away with myself in the river.
The flowers along the sides were swaying in the light breeze and called for me to snap their picture. Some were definitely weeds, but colorful nonetheless. Here are some of my pictures from Wednesday morning. Enjoy!
The muddy brown water of the Blackstone Canal.
The Blackstone River through the trees from the Bike Path.
Daylilies along the canal side.
A majestic yellow weed.
Tiny white flowers with yellow centers.