Wednesday Walk: Spinning my Story


I am surrounded by life, all around me. I spin around slowly, taking in the scent of the trees, especially the pines. I inhale deeply and say, "You are amazing. Always and forever remember that." Yes. I talk to the trees. At least I am not a crazy cat lady. Well, not today. Meow.


Everything has a layer of life on it. The trees. The grass. Me. In fact, there is life and then there will be the afterlife, the trees standing tall and nekkid, their leaves having left them. But, just for today, everything has a layer of life on it. I think it is referred to as autumn.

She Sighs...


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I am wandering around my neighborhood because that is where my walk is taking me today. Not terribly exciting, but, it is today's deal of the day. I can see already, nestled in between the pines some beautiful Magnolia trees, which threw out some petals last month. And yes! It was in the most beautiful way. Magnificent blooms are always so dramatic looking when they start. Nature is truly amazing, wouldn't you agree? They are gone, but you get to see one for effect. Plus, they really are quite majestic when they are in their glory.


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Who doesn't love a tree? Hug a tree, embrace life! I cannot imagine hiking through a day without the benefit of a tree or three. The forest lines one side of the neighborhood, a nice break from civilization. Freedom to breathe in the growing wilderness.


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It's Wednesday! We are walking! As always, I want to thank @Tattoodjay for hosting the #WednesdayWalk challenge! It is a challenge that allows you to share what you see as you walk through your day. Show me where you walked today, I want to see what you got to see and hear what you have to say. If you want to do the challenge, drop him a link on his #WednesdayWalk post here, so he can try to visit yours! Whatever your day looks like, it is worth a walk-through. You can't always have sunshine and rainbows, but, you can always have a #WednesdayWalk!


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Well, to be fair, the walk pictures are not in order. Can you tell? This should have been at the beginning or end, but, what happened was I passed my house twice because the walk wasn't long enough and I felt like I was cheating, so I took another lap. Have you ever done that?


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Gardens. Did someone mention gardens? Speaking of gardens! Oh, my!! Mine is so overgrown, so full of weeds, just because I was away for four days... I think it might be almost ready to call it a season, except we still have quite a bit of a season left. Some of the flowers want to remain prolific and others are waving the white flag. I need to get back in there and make some sense of it. I have a simple personal rule of thumb. Weeds are not allowed to be bigger than me.


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One of my personal favorites is the geranium. I have window boxes that I planted in the very early spring and because of their location, they get shade all afternoon, allowing them a long and prosperous life. This is my absolute favorite. The hydrangea. It always looks perfect, no matter when you catch it, but especially in the early morning when the dew is still laying where it was placed by Mother Nature.


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The kids were out again, chalking up the sidewalks and my picture came out blurry.
:( So I put in this from a while back, when dancing in the streets was the deal of the day. Old or new, you owe it to yourself to take a spin around! Hey! You can do it! It is #WednedayWalk!


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All I have are my words, armed in my mind, written in pen, stand by stand. Oh, yes. Still by hand. It has a different feel. Altered not by keys, backspace, and delete, I write, erase, tear it to pieces and start all over again. And again.

It’s my way. I walk out to the deep end of the page and dive right in.

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The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost



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The pine tree has many small branches together. As a result it looks more beautiful. You always bring out the amazing beauty of nature in your posts which is really nice.

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Thank you so much. I hope you have a great day!

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Hug a tree, smell the flowers take a walk be it short or for hours, sucking in that fresh air feeling alive enjoying everything on offer, tis a life well worthwhile living when we take time to be out and about enjoying it!

As always amazing photographs, oh yes the paving along side walk you have to do the jiggle if it is laid out below, that is the rule of passage you know....

@tipu curate

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It is definitely the rules of the road! No doubt about it. The kids are always putting directions on their hopscotch squares and the people walking ALWAYS follow the rules. Sometimes it is hilarious! It is so hard to not have fun with it~ :)

Thank you so much, Joan. @joanstewart For the words, the tipu vote, and for your kind support always. Much appreciated! I hope you are having an amazing day! One can never have too many of those!

Have a stellar Thursday! ❤️

!LUV

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Birds are singing on a bright sunny morning (after a couple of days of glorious cooler weather), only logging in after morning rally of powers that be planned time spent without electricity. !LOLZ much cleaning and clearing done in the hours when we have rolling blackouts, alas the hands don't sit still for too long.

Thrown off kilter in writing content, prepare some then have problems loading I go into support mode at best, most frustrating not moving forward as planned.

Thor's day it is, so do have fun!

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I don't like idle hands either. There is so much that can be done in that time. It is neverending, but, I am okay with that. I can only hope someday that these rolling blackouts will become a thing of the past.

Hi, Joan! Fun was had! :)

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When running a home there is always something to do.... !LOLZ

Rolling blackouts will be with us for quite some time, happening since 2008 intermittently, no proper planning is resulting in illegal connections, along with many other problems.

!LUV Happy Friday.

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Nature brings me home to me. Every time.

Your sigh... made me breathe in, sigh... and relax.

Thanks for the reminder ❤️

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Just breathe, n'est pas? Just a small reminder that all is well in the world for the moment.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are having a great night!

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Your shots are great and the place too..
I remembered you mentioned about a house you are interested to buy somewhere in the countryside Have you made up your mind?

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I did, but, to be honest, there were a few things that stilled me. Plus the fact that it was so far out in the country that the nearest hospital was over an hour and it was a small one and everything was far. Food, convenience stores... It was a beautiful place, but, just a tad remote for me.

Plus other little things. When God is putting stumbling blocks in the way, you have to take it for granted that you shouldn't fight him. :) That is my opinion. Thanks for asking! I hope you have a great day.

I did do a post right after that one that showed it off and the next week, my mind was made up.

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Oh.. I guess I missed it. Places like that are only good for a short vacation not for a long-term living.. So yes, other stuff need to consider..especially the distance to the hospital.. More important in case of emergency..

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Exactly! I have to agree with you. I have older relatives that visit us sometimes and I always worry if one of them needed it, or if someone had an allergic reaction, or broke something, or cut themselves.... there I go! LOL

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I did some weeding in my garden the other weekend to get it ready for my fall planting. I got some garlic from a lady I used to work with and I am going to try to grow my own next year. I am not sure how it will go, but we will see. I tried it once before and didn't have much luck, but I was using the wrong kind apparently.

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That is excellent. Many people ditch weeding after their summer flowers go to sleep. Did you get some garlic? How exciting! I know people that have had their garlic for decades!

Here is something to think about when you are planting them. They are a bulb, just like a day lily, which I know you are familiar with. They will multiply and get bigger over time. You can cut them down and they spring back up. Make sure they aren't really dry, just like a flower bulb.

Good luck to you! @bozz

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Thanks, I will keep that in mind
Yeah, I got a whole bag full from my friend at work. I think she thinks my garden is bigger than it is!

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Choose the biggest cloves to plant, as they will produce the biggest heads. The sooner you plant them, the better for the plant. In your area, September is best, or at least a few weeks before the first frost. The bulbs produce the biggest heads when planted in soil that drains well and is rich in organic matter.

In the spring, I use bone meal - but, you might use something else for the nitrogen it needs in the spring.

Have fun with it! You can be the garlic man!

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She gave me a big write up on a note with the garlic. I am not sure I have all the compost I need, but I will figure it out!

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Participants in this challenge have the opportunity to both share their walking experiences and to work out their bodies. That's great. Denise I appreciate how you constantly draw our attention to the beauty of nature, particularly flowers, and I concur that it is magnificent. I would love to take part in this challenge. Thanks for sharing.

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I hope you do take part! It is a wonderful challenge and I get to walk around the world, then shop around the world on Friday. We have such great cultural experiences here on Hive! I think that many people are taking advantage of it and what a difference it can make in people's lives.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for injecting your brand of positivity here

Hive on!!

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Nice day there it seems ! Pretty down here too.

I love those sidewalk chalk instructions ! I want to spin and have a dance party on the sidewalk.

It's lunch time here, no Vaca Wednesday this week. After October, all Wednesdays will be Vaca Wednesdays till the end of the year... YAY !

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I have so much fun with the sidewalk chalk!! The kids are always putting directions on their hopscotch squares and the people walking ALWAYS follow the rules. Sometimes it is hilarious! It is so hard to not have fun with it~ :)

The spinning is from this summer. This week is was hop left, hop right then spin at the end. I have to wonder if they are trying to trip up the "old" people. LOL

Woo-hoo!! November is coming!! Vaca Wednesday!!! Those are such good memories! I hope you are having a wonderful night!

!LUV

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Such a beautiful walk, and if talking to a tree makes one crazy thats just another confirmation that I am crazy but i knew that LOL

I to even hug a tree ow and again :)

and yes I often do one loop of a walk and then continue one enjoying being out walking and not wanting it to end

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :), I truly enjoy exploring the world virtually each Wednesday seeing walks from all around the globe and feeling I am there and experiencing it all myself, such as I did in your post just now :)

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Well, I am in good company with the crazy then. :) Yeah, I kind of suspected, but, far be it for me to point fingers! You haven't lived until you hugged a tree. :)

I probably do that every other day at least, doing another loop. I am sure my neighbors think I am crazy. LOL, Do you have nice neighbors? I haven't even asked you. Just like today, it was so nice, I just kept taking another lap!

I hope you are having a great night! I had a great #WednesdayWalk to day!

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I seldom walk in our Neighborhood I head to a beach or a park, the Neighbours for the most part seem ok, but really I have just waved and said hi so do not know them well at all, thats the introvert antisocial side of me LOL

taking it easy at the moment seems the kids picked up the flu from school and shared it with everyone, so me and Lulu are feeling a bit rough, me not to to bad, but Lulu is really struggling, last night she slipped getting out of bed and seems she has twisted her shoulder not sure how bad as she is still pretty drowsy so will see when she wakes up more hoping it is mothing major

Have a great day

But on the plus side I have a new lens arriving today sometime :)

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Ahhh... yes, a walk is a luxury for some (on weekdays)! Smell the flowers and Hug a tree, embrace life!
Happy Wednesday, @dswigle !

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Hehe... When I work nights, I walk when I got home in the morning. When I work days, I got up at 4am with two other women and we did a few miles. It is still a luxury, for sure. When do you do your walks? I know you get out there on a regular basis.

Happy #WednesdayWalk!

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This must be an old strong tree. Thanks for sharing all this beauty dear.

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So very strong, Sam! @mcsamm I love to share the beauty! I hope you have a wonderful day ahead!

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I can almost hear the birds singing in those beautiful trees. Thank you for sharing your walk!

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Thank you! I am sure they are up there somewhere!

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Nice shot Everything is dope💯 i can hear birds singing on the tree😉 and the flower that was design as LOVE really looks amazing

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It is the season to be garden taming to be sure! I am working on taming the back hill. Little by little I see improvement. I just need to get a pole saw so I can trim a few branches.

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Another tool! I guess you can use it when you clear the land.

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