I think I have found the place where I can walk for at least most of the time in the Winter. I was concerned about walking most of the trails that I have been walking, because they are isolated, and the hills and valleys that the trails cross would make good places to slip and fall.
So, yesterday, I explored North Ponds Park. I think it will be ideal. It is outdoors, and I can't stand the thought of walking in circles indoors. But, the path is asphalt and the ground is level.
There are plenty of other people on the path, though it isn't overcrowded. I think that, in the Winter, it will be even less crowded, but that there will be enough people around so that someone would find me if something happened.
Pretty and there's another walker, way off on the other side.
There is pretty scenery, that I think will be quite lovely, though a bit stark, in the snow.
One thing that might be fun to try are these fitness stations all along the trail. What a great way to get a little upper body exercise, along with the walking.
But, yesterday, the main attraction had to be the hundreds of Canada Geese who have, temporarily, taken up residence on the main pond. I hope that they're resting, and not planning on staying for the Winter, because I'm pretty sure that these ponds freeze over. A few gulls have found safe haven there, also.
I know that there are several sub-species of Canada Geese. These seem to be a different type from the geese who occasionally visit my feeders. They seem smaller, with shorter necks and a slightly different shaped head.
Pretty things, aren't they? Their feathers are so crisp looking and well -defined. But, I'm very glad that they're choosing to poop here, rather than on my lawn.