On Sunday, the sun was shining, there was a nice breeze, and I opted to take advantage of the good weather and take a stroll at the River Bend Nature Center.

Often times, when we discuss beautiful landscapes, we automatically think of palm trees and the ocean, or snow covered mountains in the distance. And yes, those are beautiful sights, but there is a lot to take in locally too. Sunday's weather was perfect for exploring the River Bend Nature Center and being reminded just how pretty this area is. I ventured over by the waterfall, and with all the recent rain, it was flowing more than I can remember seeing in years.

While it's fun to dream of far off places, sometimes it's nice to get out and enjoy something just a short drive away!

Photo: K Krage