Every so often, as I escape into the thorn bushes that is Real World, I'll grab my camera, or the wife's, if she'll let me have it and take some photos of the world around me.
The other day was such a day.
The rain had finally stopped long enough to run outside and jump in mud puddles the size of the Great Lakes and laugh like children as we did so.
Every so often, you have to go outside and feel the grass between your toes, look up at the sky and say,
"Damn, don't like the looks of them clouds!"
The squirrel agreed.
"Looks like rain!"
And rain it did, but not before we were miles from the car or any sort of protection.
But who cared, for now, it was not raining and there were pictures to take.
The ducks were taking a break from their literal swimming pool on the side walk.
"Tis a grand days to be a duck, water here, there, everywhere! Who doesn't like never ending swimming holes?"
"Well, I don't, really, in particular, " the robin replied, "But, the worms that come up, are much easier to catch and are quite tasty!! Chirp!"
Chirp being the term in bird for 'Nummy nummy!'.
One of the benefits of not having a job, besides not having to put up with stupid people for eight hours a day, is, I can go out and take in the nature porn that the world seems to throw out in bucket loads.
Most of the photos, if not all(think the squirrel actually came from a trip to the Louisville Zoo) came from Sam Peden Community Park in New Albany, Indiana.
As stolen from here --- > http://www.nafcparks.org/Sam%20Peden%20Community%20Park.htm
The biggest park in Floyd County, with 104.5 acres, people come from all over Floyd County (and some out of county) to enjoy. Fifteen water acres have also been used in developing the park; citizens may fish, or even take specified boats out on Kiwanis Lake. In addition to the water activities, there are 4 covered shelters with tables, 4 playground areas, 3 restroom facilities, 6 basketball goals, 11 tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, 6 horseshoe pits, and a 3 mile trail for walking, jogging, or biking. The Floyd County Soccer Association also plays most of their games on the several soccer fields available at the park.
Not mentioned was, at one time, the smart thinkers at City Hall almost sold this wonderful place off to Walmart so they could build a super center there.
Better brain cells kicked in(mostly the citizens said, WE'LL KILL YA IF YOU DO!) and Walmart built their store down the street.
Good night and have a better tomorrow!