In the midst of yet another busy day I stopped to walk myself and my pup before the skies opened up with their rain from a newly settling storm.
As if crunchy colorful leaves overhead and underfoot weren't gift enough, a shiny-leafed, plump-berried holly bush made itself known as it peeped out from amidst a hedge.
"Look Sammy! Christmas!"
Yes, I said it out loud. Yes, to a doggie. No, he didn't answer.
But my step was livelier for the duration of my most pleasant stroll.