A few weeks ago, I posted about unusual coincidences related to seeing things clearly. On my daily two-mile walk through our neighborhood, I found eye drops, bottled tears and reading glasses on three different occasions. One of the funnier comments received on my blog, suggested the neighborhood might not be as tidy as I may have thought. Since I don’t see anything out of the ordinary, I figured I’d post some pictures of our walk and let my followers see firsthand. (We also have a homeowner’s association that comes down on anyone wanting to be sloppy.)
Walking inspires me in so many ways.
|This may not look steep but it's a huffing and
puffing grade on the way home.
When it's chilly I jog down hill.
Walking has many benefits, most importantly, exercise.
Did I mention flowering trees, blossoming hedges, daffodils, tulips, lilies and roses? Climbing vines, clematis and bougainvillea? This is the best time of year for observing the colors of nature and if you're a photographer, grab that camera and zoom in, before the heat of summer takes some of the pizzazz away. (If you are allergic to pollen there are many over the counter allergy medications that can help you cope.)
If you're a writer, stop imagining the rose petals and how they curve around each other when you can see them with your eyes. The clouds, the weather, the chill in the air. Later, your prose and poetry will benefit from the experience.
The point is to put down the tablet, computer game and maybe your Smart phone and forget about technology for part of an hour. It will recharge your cells, your thoughts will sharpen and the ideas might flow. Try it and observe. Justify the walk. What did you see that you haven't seen before? What made the walk unique?
Take your dog.
Did I mention our pups Pinky and Fiona enjoy walking too? In fact, they LOVE it.
Oh, and we live about five miles from a large body of water called Lake Elsinore, thus explaining the cute visitor in the photo below.
It's a glorious time of year for walking.
I hope you can get outside soon.
|Right on our street!
Have I inspired you to take a walk?