Even though I got picked on a bit because of this, I figured I would share it because it was a bit bizarre and I'm confident I didn't imagine it.
I was at the office yesterday, sitting at my desk and, out of nowhere, I had a puff of smoke in my face.
I have no idea what it was. It came from behind me, as though someone were standing back there smoking a cigarette. But, I couldn't find the source of the smoke and didn't see any time before or after that.
At first, I thought maybe I was imagining it or there was a smoke-like stain on my glasses that was giving me an illusion. However, in addition to seeing it, I could smell it too and it burned my nose the same way it burns when I accidentally inhale smoke while grilling. Because of that, I'm positive it was really there.
It was a little unnerving, to be honest, and I spent most of the afternoon trying to find the cause. I even attempted to do a video feedback on the security camera but that turned out to be password…
It was a beautiful day out today so I decided to go for another walk. Overall, I didn't have much success. Most of the birds and other critters are still hiding out of range of my camera. However, I happened to come across this mourning dove and it's mate in a tree near where I parked.
I tried to get a photo of both of them together but that just didn't happen. It, however, was nice enough to pose for me long enough to get this photo.
It was colder than yesterday with a bit of overcast and I considered not going for a walk at lunch today as a result. But, March is expected to come in like a lion tomorrow with winter weather so I figured I would squeeze it in while I still had an opportunity.
Overall, the walk was a bit of a bust photo-wise. I heard a cardinal and plenty of other birds (including a woodpecker that sounded like it was using a jackhammer) but they stayed pretty well hidden the whole time I was out.
On top of it, I had to maneuver around ice-covered trails like this one. I foolishly attempted to continue down this trail. By the time I realized I made a horrible mistake, I was already past the point of no return and had to carefully continue forward because going back was just as (maybe more) risky.
But, on a positive note, I managed not to fall or throw out a hip. And, I didn't have to worry about mosquito bites or ticks.