Walked 3.79 Miles
I had another unexpected weekday off since I'll be working this weekend. It was great to get out and walk and enjoy the cloudy day. I seem to be rocking the shorts and coat look now, but I think it's only a matter of time before my coat is put away for the season. I wanted to increase my mileage a bit and I'm happy to be almost up to 4 miles.
Irises are very hard to take pictures of. I taken many pictures of them, but they don't seem to turn out. I thought I had lost my chance when we had several heavy rainstorms that flattened all of the blooming Irises. Luckily, a new batch is blooming.
A new building is coming down! I've been watching this building for awhile, because I knew it was only a matter of time.
I love how dramatic this looks with the dark clouds. It's fitting that I see so many trains on my walks while listening to Atlas Shrugged. I just started the 4th part of the audio book. It's broken up to 8 - eight hour chunks and I'm getting close to hitting the halfway mark.
With so much construction happening around my house, much of my walk is filled with things like this.
They are still digging that hole. The big beige-ish building in the upper left is the one that they are in the middle of tearing down; to give you a frame of reference.
There was a whole rash of these stickers in the neighborhood. While I'm all for street art, I don't like the fad of using USPS resources to tag neighborhoods. It's not creative and it seems like the easy way out. I also don't like the negative message.
It's hard to tell, but there are paintings on all the walls inside this fort. There were even paint supplies stored inside for easy accessibility. What a great idea!
These are sitting at the base of one of the big stone dogs at the Buddhist Temple. I don't know why they are filled with cement.
This might be my new favorite house. They had three of these pebbled walkways from the curb to the sidewalk. They also had the most incredible yard filled with very exotic looking plants. Right was I was taking this picture, the very friendly Irish Setter who lives there came up and licked my face. Very sweet, but also very surprising.
This is the first time I've walked past this fire station and the gate was open and they were doing some sort of maneuvers.