....and saw lots of things but forgot to take my camera to take pictures of them....So here's a picture of where I would rather have been walking....
and a written description of what I actually saw....
I saw the trees losing their leaves - glorious autumn browns and oranges and reds and yellow - being blown off in the hundreds by the gale-forced wind we have going on today.
I saw some beautiful fences out the front of gorgeous (and some not-so-gorgeous) houses. I'm a big fan of fences - big, solid, privacy ensuring fences. I don't see the point of low, just-step-over-it fences.
I saw lots of beautiful, old-people-tended gardens with their staked daisies, manicured lawns, mulched garden beds and their roses in full bloom. Plus I saw a few rented house gardens (non existent - just mow that sucker) and a couple of housing commission gardens (lounge in the middle of the yard, kids toys/clothes rained into the ground, car on blocks in the carport. Classy).
I saw only one other person out walking which was strange. Sure the wind is gusty and bitterly cold but that didn't stop me (well, it almost did but I figured if I'm not going to walk in this I'm sure as hell not going to get out and walk when it's sunny!). On a fine day you say 'good morning' about every 10 steps.
And then finally, I saw my neighbours out mowing their front lawn and cleaning their car. Good on them. Me, I went straight inside for a hot shower to try to defrost my toes and bring a little blood flow back into my cheeks.
A good start to the day. :)