Monday, December 14, 2015
A Wet, Misty Day
I took Olga for a walk to Hampstead Heath yesterday morning. It was a very wet day and I wasn't sure she'd even want to go, as persnickety as she can sometimes be about rain. But it wasn't really raining, just misting -- and as long as Olga doesn't feel drops coming down on her body she seems OK with getting wet.
The gray weather was actually kind of beautiful and there weren't many people out. The only sounds were dripping leaves and occasional fluttering magpies and crows. Oh, and squirrels, of course.
Olga had some opportunities to chase her Kong on the sodden playing fields...
...where she got a bit muddy.
Needless to say, a bath was required when she got home. She carried a flower bed's worth of soil into the bathtub with her.
Afterwards I zipped off to school to see the high school music department's holiday concert. It's always interesting to see and hear first-hand the pieces that Dave has been talking about all semester -- including, this time, a medley of marches from "Star Wars." Appropriate, right? The students did a great job, as usual!