A winter’s walk…

I planned to go to our UU church on Sunday but Jeremy’s quiet words stopped me. Zie’d asked me for the second time if I was going to church and I told zir (again) that yes I was. Jeremy said ‘okay’ then I heard zir mutter as zie walked away, “I was hoping…”

I have no idea what zie was hoping but I put down the phone instead of calling for a ride and looked at the weather forecast instead. It had been -28C on Friday night but Sunday was mild with a high of 3C. The temperature was set to drop again on Monday.

“Why don’t we go for a walk instead,” I suggested. “We could take the bus downtown then walk along the trail to the lake.”

Jeremy bounced back into the room. “Okay,” zie said eagerly. “Just let me get my camera.”

I bought myself a camera after Christmas as a present to myself, which means Jeremy has my old camera; a bright red Olympus zie’s covered in rhinestone stickers. It looks fabulous.

I don’t think Jeremy’s uploaded any photos yet but I have some to share. Enjoy 🙂

This mallard was one of the first things we saw on our walk. He was slipping as he walked across water covered ice; which made me glad I'm not a duck.

This mallard was one of the first things we saw on our walk. He was slipping as he walked across water covered ice; which made me glad I’m not a duck.

A short while later we saw this muskrat, eating bark while sitting on the ice. I'm definitely glad I'm not a muskrat!

A short while later we saw this muskrat, eating bark while sitting on the ice. I’m definitely glad I’m not a muskrat!

We have to go under two train bridges. This was under the second one. I thought it looked neat.

We have to go under two train bridges. This was under the second one. I think it looks like it should be outside an adventure amusement park ride.

Jeremy thought it looked neat too, as you can see by zir camera.

Jeremy thought it looked neat too, as you can see by zir camera.

We finally ended up at Lake Ontario, which Jeremy calls "the ocean".

We finally ended up at Lake Ontario, which Jeremy calls “the ocean”.

And we stopped for a swing before catching the bus back home.

And we stopped for a swing before catching the bus back home.

It was a great walk.

And now I’m back to working on my speech. Our UU church is having a talk regarding transgender issues on the 1st and I’m one of four speakers; my speech is on raising a trans kid. I was supposed to have it written by last month but it will be done before the 1st. Deadlines are supposed to be rough estimates, right?

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8 thoughts on “A winter’s walk…

  1. Those pictures are great! And I was going to ask about another picture I had seen- if you were swinging because it was feet. lol That answers my question. I use my iPhone as a camera and although the pics aren’t the greatest, I do have fun looking for interesting things to snap. I’m glad you are enjoying your Christmas gift!

  2. Jeremy’s hair looks lovely on the pics 🙂 Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that are needed, like a walk with your Mum

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