On the other hand, if we can shop on Thanksgiving and Christmas, I can see how Columbus Day gets the short end. It's become a bank and post office holiday. It's business as usual for the rest of us.
It doesn't have to be. I'm taking a break from the weighty issues of the day to throw a couple extra pictures at you. I was sidelined by a nasty cold during the really nice weather last week. I tried to make up for it Wednesday morning by wandering through Merli Sarnoski Park, near Carbondale in Lackawanna County. It was a great day for leaf peeping, and I just about had the entire park to myself.
Above is one of those cliched path and fall foliage shots. The sun is streaming through the trees, giving a light hazy effect.
Below, another path, in another part of the park. The leaves weren't at peak, but they were close.
Enjoy the holiday weekend. This is a great time of year.