Always Surprised on the WalkFriday 16th Oct Where else would I see a small brown squirrel scurrying across the dirt road in front of me?
Wish Upon a LifeThursday 1st Oct
Liar, Liar, Shoes on FireMonday 28th Sep I lie! I lie! I lie! I meant to walk about 5 km today. Five if I was lucky. Other commitments pulled me away from my usual morning walk. I was tired. It was hot and sunny and windy, and did I say hot?
Walking = Bliss = JoyFriday 25th Sep No wind. Little puffs of white in the sky; mostly blue skies. No sounds; only the occasional cawing of a crow and crickets at the fifth kilometer of the walk. Total solitude. Alone with mother nature. Peaceful. Beautiful.
Walking, the Best MedicineThursday 24th Sep Mornings are the best time for me and walking; the earlier the better. I have seen deer on the dyke at 6:45 am and one morning I watched a lone coyote stare at me as I walked closer and closer to him. I was wondering where his people were because at the time I thought he was a dog. He disappeared as quietly and as quickly as he appeared. I have listened to the wind and felt the rain on my face. I have walked under the warming sun, and made my way through snow and sleet. Nothing is more invigorating than being whipped with snow pellets as you try to finish your walk in a timely fashion.
Rainy Day HappinessTuesday 22nd Sep Riding. That word is fairly generic until you think about what you are riding. A bicycle? A mopad? A four wheeler? What exactly?
Who Would Ever Believe....Saturday 19th Sep Who would ever believe that I can do a short walk of 2 km and never go on a busy highway or even a semi-busy country road. Nowhere else have I been able to do a walk like today that took in the periphery of at least two farm fields, and a multi-million dollar view. It was beautiful! No where else (I am sure) would one have to watch out for the tractor and the manure spreader in the next field spreading that wonderful stuff that makes the crops grow. Did you know each manure has its own unique scent. Today it was the liquid black gold - cow manure. It spreads like water being sprayed from the back of the tractor. It covers quite a bit of land and it provides an aroma you don't soon forget. Where else can you walk and admire the sheep in the front field of a big farm house. Where else would you walk through a barn yard, and around empty hay wagons and other equipment. Only in the Valley; or, places like it. The best part of the walk is that my child came with me so that she could complete her strides for obesity walk. It's wonderful to walk with someone you love. It's always great to get outside and let Mother Nature have her way with you. Share
Celebrating 8 YearsFriday 18th Sep Today I celebrate 8 years of making walking a lifetime habit. In celebration, I set a goal of 10 km, and accomplished it by doing 12.10. It is exhilarating and life changing. This morning I saw hundreds of seagulls on a farm field. It had been prepared for the winter. As I continued my walk, I counted ten eagles with an eleventh one flying to them in another farm field. The skies are grey today. A storm is brewing and they know it. Walking on the dyke provides me with silence, solitude, and mother nature's many different sounds. I enjoy the wind on me and the singing of the birds as I pass through. When I had to walk on the public road, motorists were kind enough to give me a little space. After all, country roads are not always conducive to walking. So, here I am eight years into my life with walking very much part of who I am and what I do. I love walking!! It is revives the soul and refreshes the spirit. I am glad I can do it. Share
First Day! Lovin' to Walk!Thursday 17th Sep
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