Sunday, October 19, 2014

Awfully nice day

An October day can't be much nicer than this one. NCW was gone for a couple of days to Pengilly for a baby shower, and since that's mainly for people with two X chromosomes, I stayed here and enjoyed the best week of the month. When she came back this afternoon, we decided to walk around the Minneapolis park with the highest waterfalls. We weren't alone. Nowhere near alone. The Se Salt restaurant had a long line out the door and down the street, but we weren't there for the clams. We just wanted to see the falls and the walk in the crunchy fallen leaves. We walked over to the less used Hiawatha garden, near the place where the old zoo stood. In the early part of the 1900's it was a hopping, popular place to visit on a beautiful October day. The attractions of the place have mostly disappeared leaving only a battered old statue of Longfellow, the guy who wrote the Song of Hiawatha. The area is being restored to prairie grass, a project that is endorsed by the Prairie Princess, and by me, too.

Another beautiful maple tree caught my eye as we began to exit the park. It seems like the maples have outdone themselves this year with their sparkling oranges and reds. They'll be done showing off soon, but in the meantime we can enjoy their transition.

If this isn't nice, what is?


Mrs Smith said...

This is very nice. What a day and that's a beautiful maple tree. Life is good.

Santini said...

That sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Crunchy leaves underfoot remind me of walking home after school, for some reason. One of my favorite sounds. I'm searching for a word to describe that maple tree -- resplendent is the one that comes to mind. Nice.