Today we had finally time to enjoy a wonderful autumn day. This year is a strange one as the incredible hot and dry summer has shown already. Also this autumn is a very warm one and I could even wear shorts and t-shirt until a week ago. Now that we have at least today a bit more time we took the kids and our puppy out for a nice walk through the nearby park. Last time I wrote about such walk was back in 2015!
The street we live in is an old one full of historical buildings. It is always nice to walk by them as they have such a different feeling to them compared to what has been built here since WWII. Nearly all of them have some interesting story attached to them such as the family who built them or that one even has been moved to its current location by a kilometer over a hundred years ago to make space for a much bigger mansion. Sometimes I envy those people who live in those buildings but then again I remember how much work it takes (and money) to maintain those old houses not to speak about the terrible insulation they often have.
Our main goal today was the park just five minutes away from our home. Autumn turns the entire forest to a colorful place from some fairytale. Not only did our children enjoyed running around the park but also our puppy Haruki. Usually I always need a leash for him as he wants to play with everyone we pass by so going to the park was a perfect opportunity to let him run freely around. He never ran far and was very happy that he had no restriction and perhaps also because he felt that we trust him (more or less, he is a crazy one). Shibas are a bit different and many of them never really experience to run around without a leash as they have their own mind and decide on their own when to listen to their “master”. For now Haruki still listens to us but we still have over 1 1/2 years till he is more or less grown up and a lot can happen.
It is nice to have sometimes a bit less to do and have more time for the family. The walk was really refreshing and it felt like I had more energy after it. The entire week was a bit wild with lots of work, helping a friend renovating and moving and going crazy with my computer (there might a post about my computer upgrading stuff even though I know that 99% of my readership does not have any interest in such things).
Are you enjoying walks through parks/ forests on sunny autumn days?
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11 thoughts on “Enjoying the colorful autumn”
Lovely pictures. I would love to have a walk in a fall park. It’s still pretty warm here, though.
Here it was also too warm till a week ago, reaching up to 25 degrees Celsius (usually summer might reach for a few times a bit over 30 degrees Celsius)
Autumn has also been delayed here, it’s still pretty warm. I like the autumn leaves, my favourite are the ginkgo ones, they become a beautiful yellow. But autumn is also when the air starts being more polluted, in preparation for the winter which is the worst in terms of air quality.
Yeah autumn time is the beginning of the bad air in China. Weird enough we did not sell any airfilter masks at all last year. The air was bad but apparently not bad enough for our customers 😂
Beautiful sunny-day photos. I love the look of those historic houses. I can just imagine how much fun your kids and dog had running around the park. And watching one’s kids have fun is the best kind of entertainment for parents.
It was really an enjoyable morning and really refrehsing. Just wish there would be more days like that!
I have been going running in our local park in the mornings and really enjoying all the autumnal colours.
Going running in parks in the best. Back when I lived in Finland I had my favorite running tracks through the parks and forests here
That is so true that those old buildings have horrible insulation, especially too cold in the winter. I don’t mind a good walk in the park on a warm day. Good exercise but always choose the ones with some people around. You don’t know if random dodgy people will jump out.
Yeah there are always some strange people so we always go as a group / they wouldn’t try anything with me even I guess. For now we plan always to have some nice hour long walk each Sunday:)