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Monday, November 2, 2009

That's My World Tuesday: An autumn walk

At the end of last week, I went on a walk around Shelley Lake which is near my house. I'm glad I did because we had a lot of rain this weekend, and I have a feeling many trees have lost their leaves after the deluge. I love the bare trees of winter but didn't want to miss walking while the autumn show is still going on at the lake.

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I love to walk this time of the year because each day brings more changes and I'm a creature of change (at least in terms of what I enjoy in the natural world).

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I can walk around this same lake at different times of the year and each month has it's own look.

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Years ago I used to jog from my house to this lake and around it and walk the last bit back home. For that matter, before I started jogging I would walk from my house to the lake, walk around the lake and walk back home.

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These days I either walk on the trail to the lake and turn around and walk home without circling the lake, or I drive to the lake if I want to walk around it.

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I need to try to walk every day it's not raining. We are having so many rainy days that it motivates me to take advantage of the clear ones we do have.

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I remember when we had a lengthy drought which makes me appreciate rain. However, for well over a year we have been having more than enough rain.

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Last winter we even had some pretty snow. We had gone years without hardly any snowfall to speak of so I enjoyed having enough to give us some winter wonderland days. It didn't last long enough to be inconvenient. I hope we have that same amount of snow this winter. Just enough to be pretty without making it hard to get out.

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27 comments:

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I am glad you are able to walk and ride around the lake. Not so many years ago I used to ride my bike about 6 miles one way every day and 6 miles back. And for many years I walked my dog, Autumn Eve, 1/2 mile around our block. Now I can't walk far at all. My lung collapsed twice and then they found out my lungs are both shot.

Cezar and Léia said...

You are so blessed, you live in a beautiful place!Thanks for sharing these adorable shots.It looks a lovely dream!
Léia

Bengbeng said...

Carver i envy u n yr life. so much beauty n u experience the 4 seasons

Mojo said...

Oh wow. If I'm not gravely mistaken I used to play softball on the field in your (1,2,3,4...) 5th photo. It's always so odd to see my own world in someone else's post. But I love how you did it!

And since we're both early, come see what was up in Wake Forest for Halloween... er... Tiff-o-we'en

Rambling Woods said...

I would LOVE to have that lake to enjoy..was that a commorant or heron..?

Ayie said...

autumn is really messy in terms of hose fallen leaves but seeing all the colors will make you wonder of its beauty

Daryl said...

Glorious ... thanks for that wonderful walk...

Eve said...

What a gorgeous location for a walk! The colors are beautiful right now!!

Sylvia K said...

What fantastic, gorgeous shots, Carver!! I would want to frame them all and hang them where I could enjoy them everyday! Beautiful colors! We're both very fortunate to live in such beautiful parts of the world!

Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

Dirkjogt said...

I also love jogging and walking this time of year, nature changes everyday. Nice pictures of a nice area.

Stine in Ontario said...

The countryside is so pretty this time of year. Thanks for taking us along on yur walk. ;-)

Babooshka said...

Beautiful rich autumn tones and wonderful views. It looks crisp and clean too. A pleasure to view.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: What a fun trip around the lake. Your changing colors are great.

Annie said...

I love your world..it is so lovely when the leaves change isn't it? We don't get too much of that Down Under unfortunately..(well on a much smaller scale I suppose).

Love all your photos, but especially the third last...leaves and bird on pole...priceless!

Martha Z said...

What a beautiful walk, thanks for taking us along.
I find a trail is never the same not matter how many times I hike or walk it. There is always something new to see.

maryt/theteach said...

Carver, you enthrall me with all your gorgeous Autumn pix! Keep walking! I'm getting back to walking too! :)

Sharodindu said...

Great landscape what you have got! I really envy you for this....

wide blue sky and lush trees are elements of the place of my dream...

Great job done!!

Snap said...

What a beautiful place! I'd love to walk there. Gorgeous -- thanks for taking us along.

Louise said...

What a beautiful,beautiful place. Definitely worth the walk/jog/drive! The picture with the colorful branch and the bird is fantastic!

Lawstude said...

nothing beats a refreshing walk amidst the bountiful gift of nature. i would like to take a stroll on these.

lissa said...

beautiful place for a walk, I like the trees and all the surroundings

SandyCarlson said...

All your photos are wonderful.

Riet said...

Beautiful pictures

Gwendolyn said...

It is a beautiful time of the year to go for long walks. You have done a great job capturing the journey and sharing it with each of us. I feel like I was there and saw all of these sites. Thanks for sharing.

moorebloglife said...

These are so crisp and clear I would swear I was looking out your back door.... just lovely Carver.

Wolynski said...

Beautiful photos, especially the first one. Even with the autumn colors, it's always green where you are - I think of you as the green blog.

Carolyn Ford said...

What a beautiful set of photographs! Amazing post!

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