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Seeing The Ordinary

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Rusty Nails

Amazing what we can discover when we take a few steps and go for a walk. After a day of flying I find it renewing to walk while on my overnights. It’s both healthy for me physically and mentally. I never know what I will see and experience on these walks. I’ve had opportunities to meet really interesting people, or find that neat little shop, park, museum. I may discover a bit of the history of the community, something of its past. Whatever I encounter, I’m learning to experience it, feel it, live it. If we do not take forward steps we will not go anywhere nor see and experience new things in life, or even the ordinary and overlooked things in life. Have a super day!


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April 26, 2010 at 12:01 am

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I don’t have a dog….

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Teasels at Sunset

… so I take my camera for walks. This is what we saw on one of our evening walks, a pink and blue eastern sky at sunset.

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November 10, 2009 at 12:01 am

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Our Therapy Session

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Path at Blendon Woods Park

Path at Blendon Woods Park

When my mind gets clouded, a walk in nature will clear the fog. I also know it works for others, too. For example, I had a friend call me last week and ask if we could go for a walk together. Now, how did she know I needed one of those walks?

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October 27, 2009 at 12:01 am

I feel better, now.

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I love my walks. I find them to be healing, calming my spirit. Those cobwebs forming in my head can be torn away with a walk. The chattering of thoughts can be quieted when listening to the music of nature. With or without a camera in hand they are important in my life. Todays walk included the camera so after clearing my mind the focus went to the flowers surrounding me. I feel better, now.

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July 24, 2009 at 12:01 am

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Nature Walk

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Taking a Walk

Taking a Walk

They say walking is good exercise. I believe them. We can keep weight off, build up our cardiovascular and just feel good about ourselves. Finding the discipline to walk on a regular basis has been lacking in my life for the past few years. Now that I have this nature area behind my apartments I do get out more often and that’s good. I headed out to the park with my camera and tripod, thinking I could get a self-portrait image along with a walk. 

On the way back to the car, this silly question came to mind. I bought myself a nice carbon fiber tripod a few years ago and have been really pleased with it. It’s rugged and solid. Paid a lot of money for it. But even with the three legs I still have to carry the darn thing. Anyone else have to carry theirs, also?

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July 12, 2009 at 12:01 am