Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Care to go for a walk?

A few weeks ago, Meredith posted a photo of the view walking down to her little town. She suggested that others do the same. Well, I didn't get it done right away; it got put on my to do list for a couple of reasons: 1) I had to find the camera; 2) The days were too hazy; and 3) The view out my front door is less than spectacular. We've had some wind and some rain, though, which always brightens up the place so I thought I'd invite you to go for a virtual walk through my neighborhood.

There's only one picture for the first mile just to let you know how ordinary my street is. As we take a turn uphill, you'll see the view improves greatly. Now, this will be a long walk. Have you got your good shoes on and a bottle of water?



Well, this last mile is pretty much the same as the first. Ordinary, tree-lined surburban homes. We won't stop to take any more pictures. In fact, we need to hustle because I'm supposed to meet Colin at school to sign a paper. By the time we get back to my house, we'll have walked for 90 minutes and 4 1/2 miles. It's quite the workout, but with your good company and the great view, it isn't too bad, is it?

Thanks for going for a walk with me. I much prefer to walk with a friend. (I'm sorry that the virtual walk can't completely convey how beautiful a day it was. The photos lose the true sense of depth and distance which is present in real life.)

P.S. If you don't make a habit of visting Meredith at Poppy Fields, I recommend going through her February posts. Hunter feasts, village views and Speedo vending machines! It's a must read month.

17 comments:

Alpha DogMa said...

That was lovely. This is a great antedote to the too-long-too-snowy Canadian winter that is my reality. It is -20 tonight, and I'm desperate for spring to come.

meredith said...

You live in a beautiful area. I love the little spanish bungalow and the great view of the snow covered mountains. So, you are thinking of going back for you masters? What in ?
Thanks for sharing :)

chickenone said...

I love that! I reminds me of home. I want to do it on my blog... help!

Her Bad Mother said...

It looks warm there. WARM. Lovely, lovely warm (need I say that it is COLD here in Canada?)

Mel said...

*sigh* What a grand walk and an amazing view at every turn.
Thanks for taking us along with you!

Corn.......LOL.....that's what you'd see for the view here. But *I* think it's beautiful. LOL I'm a bit odd like that!

Beck said...

Look where you LIVE! My gosh. Where I live it's all snow and pine trees and little humpy rocks.

Mary-LUE said...

For all you Canadians and other cold-weather dwellers, it was a crisp 62 degrees yesterday. For me, that was cold! I know, I know. 62 degrees isn't really cold.

daisies said...

well, all i see outside today are swirling snowflakes and mounds and mounds of snow so it was most lovely to come walking with you and your beautiful green views and lovely sun warmth :) how fun!!

you're going back for your masters? in what? how wonderful :)

Terri B. said...

Congratulations on taking yourself for a walk. I know how you love company! We still need to arrange lunch.

ewe are here said...

Very cool 'walk' - and so nice and sunny! I can't wait for spring over here.

Mary-LUE said...

Daisies and Meredith, The plan as it stands is to go back in the Fall for a Master's of Science in Education/Reading with the intent to teach reading development at a community college.

Terri B, Yes. Lunch. Soon. I think next Monday would work for me. What about you?

Terri B. said...

Yes. Monday. Good. Pick up as usual? 11:30? Am I lazy or what??? Can't even open email!

Aliki2006 said...

Beautiful street! Perfect for a walk...

atypical said...

Just gorgeous. Of course, I'm also very proud of you for getting out there walking. :)

My view would have a few bare trees, but mostly LACK of scenery. I could always take a picture of the McDonald's on the corner. ;)

Mary-LUE said...

Atypical, for the next slide show, I should show the strip malls, gas stations, etc., which are less than attractive and very much in abundance in the rest of town.

Also, I need to post of picture of my current house. It is not quite as pretty as the houses up the hill.

Julie Pippert said...

I sat and gazed through it all several times. So beautiful! That is so cool. I'm really glad you did that. So neat to see.

Sheila said...

WOW. I bow to your superior SKILZ, lady! That is awesome! Seriously. So great!