Sunday, October 16, 2011

What's the deal with the monkey?

September is a great time to get back to walking. The scenery is beautiful, and I am motivated to get in some walking now, before winter makes it nearly impossible.

I've been walking around the lake at Como Park about three times a week. The scenery has been so wonderful I had to take my camera one day, so I'm sharing.

Geese, ducks, cormorants, herons, and other birds make good use of the lake during migration. I miss most of the birds-in-residence because I don't walk at dawn.

People-watching is great; folks of every description run, walk, bicycle, or skate the paths around the lake. There are babies in strollers, dogs of every size. and one dignified-looking monkey. I don't know the monkey's story. How does one ask? "Hey, mister, what's the deal with the monkey?" I think I'll just mind my own business.

28 comments:

Rubye Jack said...

Yes, it is a beautiful time for walking. Great pictures.

gayle said...

My husband and I were just talking about ........we need to start walking again. This is the perfect time of the year. Your pictures are beautiful!

Leah Rubin said...

Oh, you are very strong and disciplined! I'd be dying to know about the monkey! AND-- your photos are gorgeous!

Kristin said...

my sister and i recently started walking again too.

Deb Shucka said...

I think I'd have to ask about the monkey. There's got to be a good story there.

I agree that walking this time of year has a special feel. Great pics.

Fickle Cattle said...

Why would anyone put a monkey in a stroller? Also, those pictures are lovely. :-)

Fickle Cattle
http://ficklecattle.blogspot.com/

Ms Sparrow said...

The path around Como Lake is such a nice walk. Although I haven't often gone around there, I must admit that if I saw someone with a monkey I'd probably ask about it. You must have a really nice camera in addition to a great eye to take such wonderful pictures.

Nina L. Knox said...

Hi Nancy,
Nice to be talking to you again. I've been rather busy over at my other website. I hope you get a chance to visit me over there.
I also took up walking this summer, but I'm afraid the weather isn't suitable for me anymore. It's starting to get cool and rainy here.
Your pictures are beatiful!
Stay Happy,
Nina
http://over50andhappy.com

Far Side of Fifty said...

I wouldn't be able to resist asking about the Monkey..if you ever find out..please share! Looks like a wonderful walk:)

Jeanie said...

That really does look like a beautiful place to walk. I guess if you have a monkey you have to get it out for a little exercise too....I am curious to know what the story is.

DJan said...

Beautiful pictures! Was the monkey just strolling along by himself? If not, I would certainly ask... :-)

pietrzyk said...

Wonderful pictures.Greetings Andrzej.

Grandmother said...

Lovely scenery this time of year in your neck of the woods. Thanks for sharing. You could tell your contact that your blog audience is interested in the monkey's story.

IndigoWrath said...

Hey Nancy! Lovely piccies! But dammit, I'm wondering about the monkey now. You must find out! Indigo

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I think walking the time of day that you do brings an entirely different crowd to the day.

Beautiful.

Kristy said...

You're right. Fall is perfect for just that thing. I love when it gets crisp.

Nancy said...

Beautiful! But we must know about that monkey!

laurie said...

HA!!! I KNOW ABOUT THE MONKEY!!!! he's legendary in my neighborhood. and i stopped the guy a few months ago and asked him.

injaynesworld said...

How could you resist? I totally want to know what the deal is with the monkey now.

Thom Brown said...

Wonderful - so ... blissful. I need to find a similar place here for such walks. Thanks for reminding me to do so.

laurie said...

i saw the monkey again yesterday. he was wearing little green camo pants. i will write a blog post about him soon--i need to get his picture!!!-

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Nanette Stearns said...

I've seen someone walking with a monkey at Lake Phalen. Wonder if it's the same one as at Como.

Nezzy said...

What a beautiful walk ya had...thanks so much for allowin' me to tag along 'cause the scenery is magnificent!

God bless ya and have an extraordinary day sweetie!!!

Christine said...

I've been walking a lot too, the temperature is so perfect and it feels so good.

P.S. Thank you sweet lady for always bringing wise words to my place.
xo

400 Wakeups said...

Ohhhh.I think you say it JUST like that. I'm sure it would not be the first time someone had asked him what the deal with his monkey was, right? I mean...surely to goodness monkey are not that common in Minnesota. I'm surprised you are still outside...I would think if anyone was about to get dive-bombed by Grumpy Old Man Winter it would be you guys. I'm glad to see you are squeezing a few last precious moments. Although winter is certainly beautiful on its own...you can't enjoy it sans long johns.

Nezzy said...

Just dropped by to say 'Howdy"!

God bless ya!! :o)

Green Monkey said...

MOOOOOONKEY!!!!! that was me. you caught me in a rare, "Dignified" moment. :)))))

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