Day 13 – Once again in Philly, once again stuck in a meeting room all day – this time on the Temple University campus. But the timing worked so that I could find a nice green spot to hang out for 45minutes before my train home. The problem with my first choice of spots was that the initially, very cute squirrels multiplied and became 4 squirrels seemingly on the attack! Not only did they have no fear of my presence, they literally blocked my path and came up to within 1 foot of me before I hightailed it out of that cute little garden. But it did not end there, they followed me out, how creepy is that?! So, my feeling is – a little scared but quite amused.
Day 14 – Garden time! I spent some early nature time taking care of my fall vegetable garden. The plants are still babies, but growing well: broccoli, cauliflower, kale, spinach, carrots and onions. The onions won’t be ready til next year. It is always a surprise with the broccoli and cauliflower as to whether I will get heads or not, at this point the plants look really healthy at least.
Day 15 – I enjoyed a longer walk along the Wilmington Riverfront today. Lots of birds! Below is a pick of one that did not seem worried by my presence. I also was able to spend some time amidst greenery on the Penn campus – even got to hang out with Ben Franklin for a bit. 🙂