Our clocks went forward this morning. I have no idea why the clocks change here on a different week to when they do in the US and Canada, but there you go!
Anyway, I didn't get much sleep last night so was up, dressed, done with chores, etc, by 8:30 am new time and figured I'd go ahead and walk Kero early. Man was it quiet out there! The only sounds - until just as I was getting home - were the river, the birds, and the scraping sort of sound my cane tip makes as it rolls back and forth across the path (I was wearing my plimsoles, so they weren't making a noise). Even for a Sunday that was quiet!
Not that I'm complaining... It was nice having my walk in peace, listening to the birds singing all around me, and the river - still quite high from all the snow then rain we had - roaring as it rushes past. And with the sun shining too... And the smell of the grass and dirt - still damp with the morning dew - it was a pretty good way to start the day!
The first sign of another human being was just as I was coming back off the path to walk the short distance from the entrance to the path to our gate. Someone came out of their front door, got in their car, and drove away. I thought it was a shame. Not that they were disturbing my peace and solitude - though that was a shame - but that they were going wherever they were going by car on such a nice morning instead of walking.