woke up this morning to a toasty toasty room because i turned my heat on before i went to sleep! it was so nice to wake up warm and cozy.
it was gorgeous out today, so i decided to take a walk! i didn't really have a destination in mind, but first i wandered down the street to the mall and there was a flea market going on! what a surprise! so i walked around listening to feist on my headphones and looking at all the knitted mittens and socks, the cakes and soups, the old tapes and books. it was such a nice flea market! i hadn't thought to take out my camera then, but i wish i had gotten some pictures!
speaking of pictures, after the mall i walked up the main road to west street, which is an adorable one way with all these shops and coffee places and a big church. it's so, so pretty down there. i sat in a coffee shop and had a blueberry muffin and hazlenut hot chocolate and looked out the window at the fall and the people! one lady had on a little skirt with boots, she must have been so cold. i was all bundled up in my coat and mittens.
after west street i went to walk back to the university but got sidetracked by another little street i found tucked away by the stairs leading to the pond. and i'm so glad i found it!! it was the most perfect little street, with big big trees and old houses with porches and porch swings, chimes hanging in the doorways and big wooden doors. one house had the most lovely lace curtains, i wish i'd gotten close enough to see them better!
the trees on that street were unbelievable, orange and red and yellow and tall tall tall. they were so big!! i danced a bit when walking, and sang along to my music. it was like a fairytale there. one house had rounded walls, and one had a big brick wall surrounding it, with a green gate on the front. it was gorgeous! i wish i could live on a street like that.
on my way back i passed a dad and a little girl and boy and a dog putting up halloween decorations in their trees. they were so cute! it was like something from a movie, that street.
then, when i went back to the stairs leading to the pond, i had to stop and look out over it because it was so pretty. and while i stopped and took some pictures and just took in the scenery, another man who was taking pictures asked me if he could take one of me! i said sure, and he took one of me just looking out over the pond like i'd been doing. after that i danced some more down the stairs.
i stopped on the way around the pond to look at the swans and ducks. unfortunately i didn't have any bread to feed them, but a little boy and his mom were there feeding them so i didn't feel too bad! the little boy kept trying to get in the water with the swans. i don't blame him! they are beautiful.
then i crossed the bridge to lead up to the hill to come back here. the bridge is so nice, with all of the rushing water underneath and the trees surrounding it. two little girls were underneath it throwing stones in the rapids. they were wearing sweet purple coats! they weren't by themselves don't worry, their parents were watching nearby!
i passed so many people on my walk and whenever i pass people i smile and say good afernoon and mostly everyone smiles back. it makes me happy knowing people are friendly and probably like being greeted with a smile just as much as i do!
i've got to go to the library soon before it closes and get the book Oedipus the King to read for my greek civilization class for tomorrow. i love Oedipus. i especially love the song by regina spektor! i listened to a lot of her on my walk today.
i hope you all had as magical a sunday as i did, and that your week is off to a beautiful start! xx