This year, I find I am not mentally prepared for the oncoming winter. Maybe the mild fall which has continued into November hasn't helped but I have witnessed the foreshadowing of winter. As a result, I find I am taking advantage of such days whenever we can. Yesterday, Quinn and I made a trek to a local conservation area. I am not exaggerating when I say that, aside from a few staff members, we were the only people there. We had the whole place to ourselves.
The dark corners of the play barn seemed a little darker yesterday, without other children running around. Quinn: "I'm a little sad there are no other children." That didn't stop him from enjoying the zip line.
We enjoyed getting up close (but behind enclosures) with the various birds of the raptor centre who are there for rehabilitation. I had an interesting encounter with a bald eagle who took an instant dislike to me. Without getting into details, those birds can be intimidating. Quinn told me to stop doing whatever it was I was doing to upset the bird but I swear, I wasn't doing anything. I can still feel its eyes staring at me, as it moved closer to the barrier. A little unnerving but amazing to be in its presence.
More exploring . . .
Many wishes for November days spent exploring.