Sunday, September 8, 2013
Olga and I wandered down to the canal yesterday for a long, off-leash outing. She ran around and sniffed things and chased geese and played endlessly with a plastic yogurt cup that she found. (My cats used to do that, too -- make toys out of trash, when I'd supplied them with enough cat toys to keep them happy for all nine lifetimes. Further proof that pet toys really are more for the owners.)
We found the once-submerged remains of a moped (I think?) on the canal bank, covered with mussels and adorned with a peculiar and oddly ceremonial red feather.
The canal banks have been mowed, so the long grasses and weeds that Olga romped through earlier in the season are now gone. (Bad news for the canalside caterpillar.) We're easing into autumn -- the green leaves are browning and crisping, spiny seed pods are maturing. Temperatures dropped into the 40s last night and it's 52º F right now. It feels great.
We watched "Risky Business" and "Juno" yesterday afternoon -- a teen angst double feature!