Wonders upon wonders, I actually finished all my steps on Day 14 before the last rays of light from the afternoon had completely petered out. Woohoo, go me!
The sun was setting as I made my familiar route around the neighborhood pond. Bright pink clouds swept across the sky, like giant wisps of county fair cotton candy.
As I walked, I had to shoo the Muscovy Ducks from the path. They are normally around (how did they get there? I have no idea), but that evening they were particularly annoyed at the world, hissing at me as I passed. Come on guys, we have to share the pond!