I decided I would go for a longer walk yesterday. I was going to walk to Barnes & Noble. It’s actually very close to my apartment, but would require crossing I-95. Instead, I have to take kind of a circuitous route so I can pass under the interstate. The underpass wan’t very pedestrian-friendly, but it sure made the walk interesting.
After visiting the bookstore, I decided to check out the Canadian geese that hang out across the street. The area is called White Marsh. I assume there is a marsh somewhere, though I haven’t seen it. I guess geese like marshy areas. Across from the bookstore is a pond that some business park installed next to their parking lot. The pond is filled with ducks and geese. I watched them for a while.
I decided to walk to the grocery store, thinking I might get some bread for the geese. On the way, I saw a tiger swallowtail butterfly. It was extremely close to the sidewalk, and was not flying away from me. I watched it for a while.
I didn’t get bread. I have been trying to be more thrifty lately, and it seemed like an unnecessary expense. Maybe another day I’ll feel more generous toward the geese…