It’s been a long while since I last took you dear blog readers (you are there, right? hello? is this thing on?) on a little walk with me. Today’s adventure features a recent trek through the beautiful American Tobacco Campus in Durham, and other amblings in that area. So get yourself a wee cuppa, and let’s trundle* along, shall we?
*verb: Belfast speak for taking a wee walk. See also: “a wee dander”. I know I’m, er, well-grounded height-wise, but that be a right tall structure, y’all. I am oh-so-fond of crumbling things (especially apple crumbly things with ice cream), and this wee dander had plenty of that to enjoy (the crumbling things, sadly not the apple crumble). Two things about this picture: 1) whoever you send out of that door is not your friend (or won’t be after you tell them to “just head out that door.” 2) I’m intensely curious about what those pigeons are saying to one another. Probably something along the lines of, “Silly paparazzi…sigh. We can’t go anywhere.” Multicolored peeling paint! Rust! Swoon. Rusty steps. I like railroad tracks. I also like the person standing on the other side of them. The golden hour. I loved the woodgrain of these railroad ties. And here is the cuddliest plant you’ll ever meet. Really. You’ll want to just stop for several moments and rub your face on it. Go ahead, take a minute… Ready to move on? Okay. An awesomely teeny door. (Which we hobbit-like people appreciate). This felt very much like Austin to me. We complete our little tour with a coffee cup, just as we began it. I hope your explorations today take you somewhere delightful, where there’s coffee. And crumbling things (of the beautifully dilapidated and apple varieties).