I'm not complaining. How nice to be able to get out to walk in short sleeves in February. But February is not supposed to be like this.
Nevertheless I did enjoy a nice walk around the lake in downtown Columbia.
Looking back as I start out at the building complex where my home is. There is a tinge of color starting in the trees.
Here's the beginning of the lake.
Notice the long shadows? You'd think I was walking at sunrise or sunset but with it being February the sun is still low in the sky. This was at 10:30 am.
Across the lake from the east side. That white building is where Whole Foods is. I'll make a stop there.
I spied this nest in a tree. Hard to gauge the size from the photos but no bigger than a child's tea set cup.
There's such an assortment of grasses planted along this side of the lake.
As I came to the end of the lake I realized there was no dam. I hadn't realized that before.
Here is a look at the outflow point from the bridge crossing it. Maybe its like a spillway that only lets some water out. There are no natural lakes in Maryland. This is definitely man-made.
I stopped in Whole Foods for an elevenses snack and sat by the lake to eat it.
I recently discovered the coconut water and it takes me back to when I was a child living with my missionary parents in the Philippine Islands.
I also snacked on two stuffed grape leaves and two popcorn chicken pieces.
Then continued on home, warm from the sun.