A Spring in our Steps

Yesterday morning, I invited Scott to walk around the 3-mile block with me.  It was raining Saturday morning, so no walk then, but Sunday dawned bright and beautiful.

I was a bit concerned about Scott going with me because he isn’t used to walking like I am, but he was sure he could do it, so off we went.  We took our cameras, mostly taking pictures of “textures” for his library, but I did get a couple of photos along the way of things that I found inspiring.

There are several small streams that we passed over on the walk, but this one really made me stop for a second look.  It’s dry in the summer, but this time of year, with all the rain we have had, it was alive and singing.  The birds answered the song and the trees swayed to the music around them and it was a place of magic.  I could have stood there for hours just taking it all in.

On the back side of our block is a small, old cemetery that is well maintained by our township.  Scott wanted to get pictures of the lichen on the tombstones, so I walked to the back fence line and saw this.

Through the small copse of trees was this verdant valley with more trees and more open space beyond.  Wouldn’t this be a lovely place to have a small home?  I could wake up to that view every morning and never tire of it.  Taking the Year of Seasons pictures has really taught be that even when things look the same, they are always changing and there is continually new things to see.

By the time our walk was done, we basically completed a 5K.  I am so proud of Scott for making it all the way around with me and proving to himself that walking three miles won’t kill him.  This is a huge step for him.  I don’t think he has made this walk with me in over 15 years, when he was a much thinner and younger lad of about 30.

I hope your weekend was good to you, and here’s to a great week!  The last full week of tax season – that’s gotta be good, right?

7 Responses

  1. Roxie Says:

    Oh bravo Scott! And what a delightful walk that was. I’m so happy for both of you. Great way to spend the afternoon. Bet you both slept well, too.

  2. Cindy in FL Says:

    Hanging out by a stream was my Spring activity, too-just too fascinating to pass by! Glad you had a nice walk!

  3. Cheryl Says:

    That’s great that you and Scott got out for a walk together. It sounds like you had a really nice time. Have a terrific week! 🙂

  4. Sharon Says:

    In spite of everything, we too are greening. It’s good for the soul. What a lovely place to walk!!

  5. Leigh Says:

    Tax season! Gosh, we did ours so long ago that I’d forgotten about the deadline and what a nightmare it can be.

    Hurray for Scott. I hope so much this walk is the first of many. You have such great places to go for walks. Pretty soon, everything will be leafing out and it will be green green green!

  6. Robin Says:

    What a pretty walk. There is an old logging road not far from our house that we just discovered. I love to walk on it because I hate walking in suburbia, which is basically our neighborhood. Yesterday when we were walking I kept seeing all the deer trails going up the side of the mountain. The trees branches hang over the road and they are all covered with moss and ferns. When you get to the top of the road you can look out over the valley and into the mountains.

  7. Judy Says:

    Congrats Scott! Walking outside has so many rewards with the great view and fresh air, especially where you both were walking. It sounds like you have a great time together.

    Enjoy your week.

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