The Old Soldier just came back from a walk through Schenley Park. It’s noon. The park is next to the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. For me, a city boy, the park is the great outdoors.
My book from the public library was due today. So, I returned the book and then started through the park where I found a bench in the shade of the leaves of a tree. I watched the motor, bicycle and foot traffic and jotted in my small pocket notebook.
Phipps Conservatory right across the street gleamed in the sunshine.
It was very relaxing being surrounded by all the trees, and grass and shrubs as work crews tended to the park and the cars, bicycles and people (some of them jogging) went by.
I could even small lilac.
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