Small Town Discoveries

Yesterday, I said to myself, “Self, get your butt out there and walk.  Take some time for yourself.  Sweat a little.  See some things. Enjoy this crisp fall day. Be present in your own back yard.”

I love it when I talk that way.

I took my advice and I went around town, seeing the sites with a new eye, one honed on small town tranquility. Here’s what I saw:

A park with a gazebo.


Flowers still blooming next to dried leaves in front of the library.


My favorite restaurant with a sign out front that advertises locally grown produce. Yum!


Some amazing architecture.


I will admit to being irritated by the number of telephone and electric poles that got in the way of some great shots.  I wish all cables of this type were underground. Why can’t they be.  😦

I also saw a very cool street lamp.


An American flag, a staple for every small town in America.


A small town vista.  This was taken in front of the small town theatre.  🙂


A pink house with unique markings. And did you notice that sky. Gorgeous!


A stone lion. Weird, I know.


A park bench that has seen much use.


It was good to get out there today and have some me time.  It’s been too long since I’ve done that.  I started out without my camera, but then went back to get it.  So glad I did.  Hello Fall!