It was a lovely fall day….part of the time. The rest of the time, it was showering violently. We took our daughter Patsy, and nephew, Jake, out apple picking. That’s not where we ended up. The first time we tried to go, the heavens opened up and a torrential rainfall fell on us. So, we went on an errand instead, and we hoped it would quit.
We had very little time before we had to pick up one of our older daughters, but wanted the kids to have some fun. We stopped at a pond to look at ducks and let Jake run around a bit.
The kids were joyful to see that some kind soul had put peanuts along the railings and on the ground. They had the best time cracking them open and throwing them to the ducks. Last time, we took some old bread, but didn’t have any today, so they were delighted that there was something to feed them. They decided to leave some for the squirrels and ducks to eat on their own.
After getting back in the car, we drove back towards home, hoping to pick apples and needing to pick up another daughter. The closer we got to the apple orchard, the darker the clouds got, and again, the rain came down heavily. We took the hint, and didn’t go to the apple orchard. I was so glad the weather had cooperated long enough for the kids to get out for a little while, run around, and enjoy feeding the ducks! We will have to try apple picking another day.