I like going to the beach to walk, and I also enjoy walking in Bear Creek Park, where I can stop on my way home and walk around the garden in 25 minutes or so.
Some days it rains hard and I venture no further than a nearby path along the other side of the creek that backs our property. That walk takes just twenty minutes.
Yesterday the path was so wet that my boots got squelchy and I decided to come along the sidewalk home.
On such an occasion, I felt it was important to enjoy my late magnolia tree, now well established and just coming into bloom. The rich purple cheered my eye after the dark and heavy rain soaked my parka right through.