Our drab weather continues, though it isn’t quite as bitter outside today. Every dog walker in town seemed to be out, and everyone seemed chatty, which was nice. I love the quirkiness of conversations with casual strangers, people you don’t know, whom you may or may not never see again, but who brush up against you in passing and leave an impression. I was photographing these beautiful rose hips when a gentleman asked what I was doing and we walked on and chatted a bit, leaving me with a warm glow inside and an unexpected new idea to explore. Simple pleasures!