Unfortunately, I did not own this lovely coat yet last Monday, when we had our first ground frost here in Glasgow.
It was my day off and I decided to go for a short walk along the canal to the shops and back.
It was most peaceful and I enjoyed myself very much. There were not very many people out there at this time of day. I love breaking ice that has formed on small puddles!
I also love walking through fallen leaves. These were actually crunching under my feet rather than rustling.
I was collecting sun light for the long dark winter ahead (remembering "Frederick" by Leo Lionni, a beloved picture book from my child hood. It is about a mouse who is collecting sun light whilst all the other wee mice are gathering food and bedding for the winter ahead).
I was admiring the beautiful plants along the canal.
Some sights reminded me of the big city. It is easy to forget on a lovely walk like that. Don't get me wrong, I love this city! But I do love a bit of nature, too. Have you tried IrnBru, the Scottish National Fizz?
I just love the way this high rise building is reflected in the canal! But I also appreciate that I do not live in this very building but have my own semi detached pebble dash mid twenties house with a big garden.
It was a lovely walk, a good beginning of a busy week. Cx