Sometimes the nicest places to go for an afternoon of nature are just about right in your back yard. Or at least, within city limits. I didn't have my camera with me, but my cell camera does in a pinch. We spent a few hours at McKenzie Trails and with the bright hues of nature and the brilliantly blue sky, it made for a really peaceful and enjoyable time together. My son was riding his scooter, I was speed walking to keep up. We stopped to feed some geese some dandelion heads (I didn't even know they ate those) and cuddled on a bench and listened to the sounds of nature and the music the water played as it danced upon the shoreline, the after affects of geese marking their territorial boundaries with one another as they chased each other in the pond. Sadly, my son's sandals gave him a blister and that put a rather abrupt end to the trip. So home we went to run barefoot through the sprinkler instead. What a lovely Sunday afternoon.