Today I was getting over a migraine brought on by recent dental derring-do. It was really no big deal, I had this deep cleaning, pretty much describes it. I get migraines in response to anything. They are not terrible migraines. They do not put me out of business.
Still I would rather be without them, you know? And so today I went for a walk in the park.
This walk in the park was no walk in the park!
It started out nice and sunny. I loved it. I slipped back my hood and got me some Vitamin D. There was a smoky aroma in the air. I could not remember when I had enjoyed a walk so much. Blissing out, I took the picture up above.
And this picture, of Ashker's in the Park all shuttered for the season.
This was in contrast to my summer sketch of Ashker's in the Park ...
... that led in a roundabout way to my show going on now at Ashker's on Elmwood.
I loved doing that drawing, sitting on a tree stump on a summer day. But I love winter too. I love the stillness, the snow. Thinking thoughts like this I rounded the corner by the bathrooms and continued counter-clockwise parallel to the expressway.
That was about when things began to go south. I mean north! Because it got colder and windier. The sun was still out but somehow it was not hitting me.
I worried I would slip on black ice. Trying to walk in the snow to avoid that I got snow in my boots. Yikes and zut alors!
I struggled on. This being Buffalo I kept passing a bicyclist. Of course people were bicycling in the park, you know? You have to love this town. The thought made me smile as I entered the home stretch. Finally, finally. With the end in sight, I began enjoying myself again. The view really was stunning. I mean, if you showed someone this picture ...
The bison did not care what kind of day it was.
Watch that ice!
And a picture of the walkway because I love this view and take pictures of it in all seasons. And this being winter there were no cars ruining the view.
Wow, look at this gallery! Pushing a button on my camera is a lot easier than drawing, I will tell you that right now! And one other thing, my head had stopped aching.
A winter walk will work miracles! And when you get home you can have brandy.
That makes it even better!