Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Scenes from the walking path...


I decided to take my camera along on my walk this morning, which most likely affected the aerobic part of the walk as one stopped and snapped pictures quite often... but it was a lovely morning to share my surroundings. 

After my walk, I rewarded myself with a cup of very good coffee at a nearby cafe (and tried not to feel guilty about paying that much for a cup of coffee!).  The same person who has been known to walk out of the grocery store with only a gallon of milk, aghast at the rising prices... paid $2.00 for cup of coffee!

Sigh... I must admit, one is actually purchasing more than Tazmanian caffeine... one is leasing out a corner of a table in which to sip coffee and read the brilliant A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards on the Kindle while taking a break from a very long To Do list.  I must look at it as a cheap and brief vacation.  :)

So, I give you scenes from my morning walk.  I didn't bother to take pictures of houses or research buildings... just a walk with nature... and John Denver singing "Take Me Home, Country Roads" on the itty bitty iPod.














By the time I reach this bench, I have made my destination and my reward is to sit for awhile and nibble a snack... or just breath.

11 comments:

Mrs.Rabe said...

What a lovely place to walk! I am glad too, that you had your wee vacation today. You are going to be busy, busy this month - you were resting and restoring yourself for the upcoming wedding!

Deanna

Vee said...

Beautiful walk. Brenda, thank you for always tucking in some extra tidbits that we can ponder or act upon. Now you've just made me very curious about Jonathan Edwards. Have a sweet day...

Karen Andreola said...

I like John Denver and have had a "best of" cassette for years. "Sunshine on my Shoulders" is a beautiful song. "Grandma's Feather Bed" is fun. Isn't the spring air just right for country walks with John Denver?
Karen A.

Front Porch Grace said...

The pictures confirmed my imagination's painting of your path inspired by your apt descriptions.

A lovely path to begin your day well.

"An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day." ~Henry David Thoreau

(Your mini-vacation is a wonderful way to think of your coffee break!)

Sherry said...

I know it's rather ridiculous and retro, but I'm a fan of John Denver's music, too. So sing-along-able.

Anonymous said...

I love your walking path--so peaceful looking! My husband and I walk every day and must say it's the neighborhood for us --2 miles. Great way to start the day!
Martha Ellen

Thoughts for the day said...

A nice place to walk and reflect and feel in tune with God. I love the bench...

Ann said...

What a beautiful area to take a walk. You are blessed.

Anita Archer said...

I love nature walks and pictures. Yours are lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Heather L. said...

Catching up after a busy week......you have such a lovely place to walk!! I too am thankful for a nature trail we have in our neighborhood. It sure makes a difference!!! Hope your week is off to a good start. Not long to go now before the BIG day. :)

tacoz said...

I'm with Ann on this one... you are blessed. I'm envious to say the least. No. That's not right... super-envious is more like it!