Sunday SignagePosted: January 13, 2013
Angry people are not always wise.
~ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
When I was young, and quite possibly stupid, I would become passionate in my anger during some of the arguments between M and myself. Consequently, objects (and implements) were known to suddenly take flight (and no, we did not have a poltergeist living with us). When I saw this sign while out on our walk yesterday, I laughed and laughed, thinking how fun it would be to have such a sign in my kitchen. I no longer throw things out of anger, but the occasional implement has been known to go flying out of my klutzy hands when I’m prepping food.
A Walk in Kent
M and I took a walk in Kent yesterday on the Portage Bike and Hike trail. With all the rain and snow-melt, we decided on the portion that runs through Kent State University. It’s paved, saving us the trouble of slipping and sliding in the mud or on the few icy spots that were left in the shade.
The weather was (and still is as of this writing) amazingly warm. I opened up some windows at home for a few hours yesterday and today. It feels good to air the place out before the next round of winter arrives and we have to batten down the hatches once again.
The part of the trail we took runs from Kent State’s Dix Stadium to the Kent State University Student Center. It’s 1.8 miles one way. We added on a little extra mileage checking out some other areas of the campus.
There were a few other people out and about, mostly students out for a jog. We expected to see more students than we did since the spring semester starts on Monday.
One of the things you’ll see while walking around the KSU campus are black squirrels. They are extremely cute little creatures, and very playful. When we lived in Kent we used to enjoy watching them while we ate our morning meal. They would chase each other around, up, down, and through the pine trees in our backyard. Black squirrels really stand out in the snow.
Some squirrels are more alive than others.
Some are more stuffed.
We picked up a couple of the stuffed variety while we were at the campus bookstore. We’re going to give them to our granddaughters.
If interested, you can read about the history of the black squirrels in Kent here. There were some black squirrels in Ohio (in Chardon) in the 1950′s, but they were killed off. The black squirrels found in Kent today are originally from Ontario, Canada.
Winter will be moving back in tonight. We’ll go from a high of around 60 degrees to a low overnight in the 20′s. I think the cold will be a shock to the system at first now that we’ve experienced a warm-up.
There was still some ice floating on the surface of the pond when I went for my walk this morning. Most of it was gone by afternoon.
That’s it from the Bogs for today. Thank you for visiting. If you’d like to take a walk around the pond, be careful. It’s mushy and slippery out there. A good pair of boots and a walking stick will help keep you upright and out of the mud.
Have a delightful day, evening, night… wherever and whenever you are on the spectrum of time. :)