Monday, April 26, 2010

Daily Hiking

Getting out and being in the great outdoors each day has really transformed how I feel and increased productivity. Not to mention getting the exercise this body has so desperately needed for the last few years (:

The photo above is a shot taken at the beginning of the route. It really is lovely! It seems like nature is putting on the best show yet! The greens seems greener, the flower colors seem richer, and the landscape is playing a symphony that could only compare to the work of Vivaldi.

Each week I've been adding distance to the walk. Today was surprisingly easy...possibly because the focus was on the beauty around me or perhaps the company (: This field of purple haze greeted us as we switched to the other side of the road for our return home. I'm so lucky to have access to such loveliness (:

And the pièce de résistance?

What more could have been given as my journey for the day came to a close? Can't think of a better way to end the walk home (:

"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!" ~ Psalm 8:3-9



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7 comments:

  1. Hi~ thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog! I have really enjoyed reading your blog, too~ it is lovely to look at, and I found it thought provoking and restful! Thanks! When I was reading your profile interests I thought you might enjoy my niece's blog- it's at http://letsbeawesomemoms.blogspot.com she went to culinary school, is vegan, likes raw foods, and posts lots of good recipes that you might enjoy! I look forward to reading more of your blog- I am your newest follower...

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  2. Beautiful scenery! So proud of you and how you are getting out there and adding to your walks. I say that I "hate" spring but really, if it was not for the allergies, I would relish in the newness of everything. It is mesmerizing like you said.

    I love love your posts. I feel like we are on a similar journey - to-do lists and getting organized too.
    I realized that once I started that journey it really did carry on into everything and every aspect of my life. I am now proud to say that our closets and paperwork and files even have all been cleaned and put into order. It is comforting and gives me some proudness. :)

    I wanted to thank you for sharing your story about your doggie. I could not help but smile :)
    God is so good in directing us and giving us exactly what we need, when we need it..

    Have a beautiful day!

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  3. What a lovely walk! I live out in the 'burbs and am frustrated by our lack of sidewalks. Even worse is that I live on a county road where the speed limit is 55...not very friendly for walking! I didn't really think about it when we looked at the house and decided to buy, but it's become a pretty big annoyance to me. It just seems silly to drive somewhere in order to be able to take a walk, ya know? But, I manage! I make sure to get outside during all of my breaks during the work day and it makes a huge difference. :)

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  4. beautiful pics and a beautiful passage of scripture!

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  5. Hi!, & thanks for visiting my blog! Stop by anytime! I've enjoyed reading yours, and you have inspired me to start walking again.
    Blessings,
    Susan S: )

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  6. Hi Linda! Thank you for the kind words (: I'm glad we found each other. I stopped by your niece's blog and it's wonderful! Thanks for suggesting it (:

    There's my friend Sari! Hi there lady...You always add a smile to my day (: Now, if I could just catch up to you on the organization. Paperwork and files organized...what is that? You mean piles aren't organized (: You have a lovely day...until we post again (:

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  7. Courtney, you know...I long for the country and the peace and quiet that it so graciously offers. But I never thought about what I would do for a walk...I mean a real walk. Without a sidewalk or hiking trail it does make it challenging. And you're right, driving somewhere does seem silly. You could make a path around your house and walk in circles (:

    Good to see you again Amy! Thank you (:

    Hi Susan! So glad you dropped by (: I enjoyed visiting your blog and look forward to your future posts!

    Michele
    XOXO

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