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Monday, June 27, 2011

That's My World Tuesday: Walking at Shelley Lake

I haven't managed to walk much this summer because of the heat and my difficulty in getting up and out early enough to beat the heat.

Finally I got motivated to try and get in some morning walks before I decay any further.
This post covers two recent walks at the same place but I started at different points.
For the first walk I started at Sertoma Park (first shot) and took a path down to Shelley Lake from there.
It was overcast and there was a chance of rain but I lucked out.
I do find that it starts the day off so much better when I get out early for a walk.
The shots in the rest of this post were on another morning walk but this time I started on a trail leading to the opposite side of the lake from the shots above.
There were mostly blue skies for this walk and no chance of rain.
We haven't had enough rain in June but have had a lot of gray days.
It was a shame that it rained so much during May when it was cool but once it got hot we've only had brief showers which do help the flowers but that's about it. At first I thought we were getting enough rain this summer until I realized that it was mostly brief spurts of rain and lots of gray skies.
For much of the walk I had the lake to myself but then came the runners.
I can't complain though because I had a fair amount of solitude.
I prefer the lone runners to the packs of them.
Some of the trees are dropping their leaves in the water due to the heat.
Then heading back towards home it's mostly solitude again.
Except for a few ferocious beasts.
All in all a pleasant couple of walks. Hopefully this has gotten me started to getting out more in the morning and walking regularly like I used to do.
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Penelope Notes said...

June in southwest BC has been cool mostly with lots of rain but I know what you mean about trying to beat the heat. All the photos are lovely and tell an interesting story. There is movement in some shots. I like the lone man running and sharing the same scene with the bench. And the turtle by the acorn definitely looks like he has someplace to go. Thanks as always for sharing your world, Carver. :)

Judy said...

I love this series.

Photo Cache said...

Oh what lovely shots you take on your walks. That shot of the trail/street (first one) is my fave so far.

My world today is over at blogspot.

Anonymous said...

What lovely serene shots! I love the early mornings best - especially in summer.

Indrani said...

Lovely captures! You have a good eye. :)

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. I liked the shots of birds.

Lesley said...

How lovely to have so much of your walk in solitude. Early mornings are the best time for walks (though I understand the difficulty of getting out!

tw3 said...

Love this walk you take us on.
The ground does look dry.
I enjoy walking when dawn is breaking, at about 4.30 am at present. But I walk mostly on private land or round my garden (in circles).
The packs of runners is new to me. I can see how that must be intrusive.

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific series, Carver! And what a gorgeous place to walk. I, too, love to be able to get out early in the morning. The world always seems fresh and new! Have a wonderful week!


EG CameraGirl said...

I'm glad to hear you made yourself get out for a walk, Carver. I'm surprised your camera didn't squawk and MAKE you get up. :)

Sistertex said...

this is great. What a wonderful place to walk. The series of photos are really gorgeous! Very nice. Hope you take new photos when you walk throughout the we can see the seasons change. Wonderful!

Horsoon said...

The lake view is good enough motivation to get up early for a walk :)

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

This tortoise must be very old. Are they ok in winter?

lina@home sweet home said...

What a wonderful walk...
The place looks so peaceful :)

SandyCarlson said...

Your ferocious beast made my day! I love these photos. I prefer to solitary runner to the pack, too!

sush said...

they are just so very lovely and tempting.

lotusleaf said...

You have had some lovely walks, as your photos tell! I hope you continue the good habit:-)I like early morning walks too, but I go before daybreak.

Arija said...

I am so glad you got these two walks in and are getting the courage to go out more in the early morning. The best walks are at sunrise and there is much less chance of herds of runners interrupting your meditation time.
Love the reflections and waterbirds.

Have a good week and I do so wish you a good soaking rain. I know what it is to have too little water.

Anonymous said...

I can relate to much of this, starting with allergy to early mornings and going straight through, "but I feel so much better when I do this".


Love your photos, and what a lovely park. Enjoy!

Nicole said...

I too miss getting out. But even if I beat the heat, there's currently not much to see and even at 5am it feels like someone opened an oven door :(
Love your photos and am glad I get at least a virtual walk (even though that doesn't stop me from decaying any further :P)


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