Yesterday wasn’t too bad of an evening weather-wise, so I thought I would take a walk. I brought my phone in case of any photo ops. I have mentioned how I hesitate to take pictures of people’s houses without their permission. One Facebook friend told me I could take a picture of her house, but, alas, her lights were not on when I went by. Still, I found a few things to snap. I discovered after I got home that my pictures had not turned out very well. Under the heading Waste Not, Want Not, I decided to use a few anyways.
A lot of houses are beautifully decorated, so I was enjoying my walk quite a bit. However, I adhered to my rule of not photographing other people’s houses without permission. Then something in a tree caught my eye. It was a ghost! Not, I imagine, the Ghost of Christmas Past, but I suppose you never know.
I decided to walk by my beloved Herkimer Historic Four Corners. As I approached, I noticed a village decoration on a street lamp. First I wanted a shot of a lighted tree in Herkimer County Historic Society’s Suiter House and Herkimer Reformed Church.
I crossed the street to get a shot of the County Courthouse. As I look at all the reflections in these pictures, all I can think of is the “orbs” in other pictures that people say are ghosts. I’m pretty sure these actually are reflections, but considering the ghost in the first picture and in the spirit of the season, I am willing to keep an open mind.
I wasn’t sure that would be a good picture, so I tried to take one from the middle of the road. Naturally I picked a moment when there were no cars.
I had to hurry back across the street as another car came along. I took a picture of the jail from the same side of the street.
I tried to get another shot of the church before continuing down Church Street.
I turned down Prospect Street to make my walk a little longer, since I had not been running since Saturday. I saw some nice lights in front of Bruce Ward Realty. I was sure a business would not mind being shown in my blog.
My real goal was Meyers Park, where I had previously noticed the gazebo (or is it a band stand?) was lit.
I do not often think to take a walk after dark, but this time of year it is a delightful thing to do. That was one of my favorite things about having a dog: the last walk of the day during December. Now that I am once again gainfully employed, I might see about adopting another furry friend.