I took the day off because it's my workerly right, and although I didn't attend any marches or rallies, my heart and hope is with everyone who did, and everyone who wanted to but couldn't. After pouring rain last night (and a leak in my bedroom ceiling) the weather was gorgeous once it cleared up early this morning.
I went for a walk to nearby Ridgewood Reservoir to celebrate, like, nature and stuff.
A bit of an unsavory walk along the Jackie Robinson Parkway led to the entrance to Highland Park, haha:
Pathway around the reservoir. Very few people were out, just the way I like it:
View over Cypress Hills cemetary. You can't really see the church domes, but past that, way far out is Canarsie, Brooklyn.
There are causeways a little closer to the water but they were closed off. Not sure if they ever are open anymore.
Here is some food I've been eating lately, higher raw and more salads; more representative of the nicer turning weather.
Coffee swirls that look like the hurricane weather that mostly passed us over
raw walnut taco salad that I've been wanting to make for a long time.
Kale, frozen banana, spirulina, tahini, protein powder, lemon, ginger smoothie
I put sunscreen on even in the dead of winter, and certainly did today on the walk, but Haxan is a sunbathing beauty. The kitchen gets the most light but the tiles are cold, so it's funny to see her seek out the thin shafts of light that come through.
Avanti o popolo.