A Warm Winter Stroll

Winter does not mean a snowy, cold climate to me.

Where I live, the weather is generally warm or hot.

Winter means there are very brief spells of “cold” weather,

then the temperature rises and becomes comfortable again.

Yes, “cold” is a relative term!

Yesterday, I took a quick break from work and decided to take a walk.

My workplace is comprised of several buildings that surround a natural area.

The grounds are very well kept.

The walking path to the buildings wher I work surround a natural area.  Many people walk the circular path for exercise when the weather is pleasant!

The walking path to the buildings wher I work surround a natural area. Many people walk the circular path for exercise when the weather is pleasant!

Many people regularly walk the path that surrounds this open area.

It’s a pleasant way to spend a few minutes away from a hectic, busy desk!

Some of the paths between the buildings are not paved.   It's a testament to those who designed this location that the natural habitat was left intact in many areas.

Some of the paths between the buildings are not paved. It’s a testament to those who designed this location that the natural habitat was left intact in many areas.

I approached beds of roses, and saw they were blooming!

As I came closer to them I was amazed by what I saw!

Two bees share the nectar of a lovely pink rose.

Two bees share the nectar of a lovely pink rose.

Bees and bugs abounded!

I was just delighted.

Three bees are  rather busy, jostling each other on a pink rose that is open and fully exposed.

Three bees are rather busy, jostling each other on a pink rose that is open and fully exposed.

I took a number of photos,

then decided to simply stand still and appreciate all the activity.

A cucmber beetle relaxes on the petals of a pink rose as a bee decides to go to work.

A cucmber beetle relaxes on the petals of a pink rose as a bee decides to go to work.

Butterflies migrating to other locations quenched their thirst before continuing on their journey.

It was very calming to watch them.

A painted lady butterfly enjoys dandelion nectar before heading back on its migratory path.

A painted lady butterfly enjoys dandelion nectar before heading back on its migratory path.

Was it really winter?

Believe it or not, it really was!

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17 comments on “A Warm Winter Stroll
  1. theINFP says:

    What a beautiful place to work

    • Cathy G says:

      Hello INFP. Some areas are habitat for various (small) wildlife. When the area was first designed the planners ensured that small groves of trees and other areas were left intact. Those of us who work there can really appreciate the thought and planning. Definitely something we shouldn’t take for granted! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Beautiful photos, Cathy, a nice break from wet and chilly!

    • Cathy G says:

      Hi Naomi. Nice to know I can give you a break! We could use more rain here, but then I have to admit many people get spoiled and hope for more warmth! It’s hard for me to imagine living in a cold climate…I”m definitely a warm weather person! Thanks!

  3. Colline says:

    Ah, pleasant warm winter days. How I miss those.

  4. Northern Narratives says:

    Wow, roses in January, how beautiful.

  5. Kozo says:

    I bet you were a lot more productive after this wonderful stroll. As they say, “busy as a bee.” :)

  6. Gemma says:

    How lucky are you to have such a peaceful, beautiful path to stroll. Thanks for the virtual walk. ;-)

    • Cathy G says:

      Hi Gemma! It’s especially pleasant in Fall and in Spring! Summer can sometimes get pretty hot. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I hope to show more in future posts! :)

  7. That is very cheerful to look at, we have just had a week of snow that is now going to rain.

  8. dorannrule says:

    This is the lovelier side of winter. Thanks so much for sharing your delightful photos Cathy.

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