I spend a few minutes with the ducks and the coots and then went to check out the beautiful water lilies down the path.

My joy was cut short when I felt burning sensations on my legs from something. I was wearing a skirt that went past my knees and a pair of sandals. I must have brushed on something that didn’t like to be disturb and the result was quite painful. I was hives on my legs and felt pain similar to paper cut with burning sensation.

Rather than heading back, I made a decision to finish the walk and took a picture of where I was kneeling to show the doctor later if needed. I knew the area was cut earlier in the day and was careless. It was an expensive lesson but the beautiful photos eased the pain a great deal.