I don’t go into work till noon on Thursdays, so I waited till the sun was up to take my walk. I decided to take advantage of the light and bring my cell phone so I could make a Pedestrian Post with pictures. Full disclosure: I am not making the post on my phone as I walk but merely took the pictures. I am now at my house, ten-finger typing on my dining-room-table-top (must get a new laptop one of these days).
The weather was cold and gloomy, with snow off and on. It was off as I started but had stuck on the sidewalk, so I walked with caution and did not set as brisk a pace as I might have on bare pavement. I admit I do not always set a particularly brisk pace no matter the walking surface, but today I felt I had an excuse. I had a payment on a bill to put in the mail, so I was also walking with a purpose. I headed towards the post office.
As I went through Meyer’s Park, I noticed they had taken the Christmas lights down from the gazebo. Regular readers know I love to look at lights when I am walking, so I felt a little sad this morning. Yes, yes, I know, it is January, Christmas is over, I should get on with my life. I can still feel a little sad, can’t I? Sheesh! Anyways, I took a picture to share the gloomy scene.
I soon made it to the post office and mailed the bill. Then I crossed the street to take a picture of the post office.
I continued towards Main Street, which I crossed and went by Municipal Hall. I felt I had a kind of a theme of public spaces going on here, so I took another picture.
Close by Municipal Hall is what used to be the Baptist Church but is now owned by the Business and Professional Association of Herkimer. Pre-Covid, there were big plans for the space. I must reach out to the association and find out the current status of the building.
Having three pictures in my phone, I felt I had fulfilled my blogging obligation and concentrated on my walk. I slid once on an icy patch, which was a little scary (I guess I am easily frightened), but I stayed upright and did not encounter any more ice. Soon it began to snow like a Christmas card, so I thought I would try for a picture of that.
I’m afraid I did not capture the snow. It soon turned to a fine, not very visible snow, and I was soon finished with my walk.
My walk lasted 30 minutes, the longest since I started walking again after my bout of flu. I felt pretty good about that. I may try for a run on Saturday, but after my little slip on the ice, it will rather depend on the weather.