Monday, September 03, 2007

A walk in the dark

Sophie very much enjoys our nightly strolls. When I get home from work she tries to tell me we have to go Right! Away! She's all recharged from snoozing in her chair for eight or nine hours.

I like walking at night, too. The temperature cools off significantly, it's peaceful and slightly mysterious. I like walking by the sleeping houses, the porch lights lit, and maybe the blue glow of a television. There are no cars passing by, and very rarely do we see anyone except sometimes another dog walker.
Even though it's mostly dark, there are enough lights to see by, even to enjoy the flowers. There are some night-scented varieties I catch whiffs of as I pass, and I wonder if their gardeners get to enjoy them as much as I do.
Even something as prosaic as solar lights are a treat I'd never encounter if I only walked by day.


  1. That was fun! My dogs love being out at night - it's an adventure to be outside in the hours between midnight and 5am or so. Many different scents is the impression I get.

  2. That solar light photo looks excellent when you scroll by it fast.

  3. Great post. I completely agree -- I love walking at night. It's like a different world.