This was 280108...
It began with this colourful dawn...
Then, after my daughter's check up at the hospital was over, we went to a true-blue Barbeque place.."Bandana's BBQ"..not for the steaks, but for the "goobers"...that is, peanuts. Here are the boiled salted peanuts being despatched....imagine that we paid $2.79 for one of those bowls, or about Rs.110...compare with even Rs.TEN worth of salted boiled peanuts from a pushcart in India...
After we came back home, I set off for my usual walk, and very close to Washington U, saw a campaign meeting for Hilary Clinton going on, and just outside the cafe, parked to a side, was this Fox newsvan..lookit all that gadgetry!
I walked past the St Louis History Museum in Forest Park, one of my favourite haunts, but I didn't enter it this day:
I was looking, actually, for that Red-Tailed Hawk that I have seen often in the trees in this area. No luck, but this skein of Canadian geese flew past:
I also walked past the face of poverty in urban St Louis:
No, nowadays I no longer feel threatened when I pass these places. A brisk walker presents, I think, a less obvious target for any prospective mugger than a slow-moving, fearful-looking person!
As I started to come home the sun started going "home" too....the clouds right now really look very monsoonish, and I enjoyed the light drops of rain as much as I would enjoy them in Bangalore:
I do love my daily walks....but today I get to do an hour's swim, as well, in the evening!