Salmon fingers unclasping the bright green. I couldn't stop thinking about salmon with jazz hands after seeing this.
These Oregon stickers are everywhere. I own one too. This person doubly loves Oregon.
It was a pretty windy day which felt great to walk in, but made taking pictures tricky. A lot of times, I would take a picture and hope for the best. This dogwood was blowing like mad and I can't believe I actually got a picture in focus.
I know aphids are evil little creatures, but I kind of find them cute.
Ferns are always hard to capture with an iphone. I've been taking pictures of ferns for months. I finally had a very good fern day.
I'm happy to see bees again. This little guy's feet were so full of pollen that it looked like he was wearing boots.
I don't know why this dog has 3 eyes.
Sadie and I had a staring contest for well over a minute. She won. I love her intense blue eyes.
This triangle in the sidewalk has always intrigued me. It looked extra dramatic today with all of the cherry blossoms gathered inside.
I could spot this green stretch of road from blocks away. This all came from one tree.
I thought this horse was a little low to the ground.
I've pictured this deer before. I love this yard, because it's crowded with this kind of kitsch. I was most surprised when I saw that this deer and many other things and been re-arranged. Very impressive!
I didn't notice until after I got home that Eeyore has raindrops on his ears.
After I had walked a mile or so, I decided to head over to the Poulsen house. It was nice to have a destination which always make the walk feel shorter than when I'm just wandering. I told myself that I could start for home after seeing the house. I can't believe the blue sky; it has been pouring down rain all day. I had the perfect window of dry weather.
I didn't head straight home. The setting sun caught my eye and I knew the community garden was just a couple of blocks away. The garden sits on a hill, so it's the perfect place to see the setting sun.
The garden also gave me lots of opportunity to shoot raindrops.
As I was leaving the garden, a new storm was rolling in. I made it home before the rain hit.
After PTC, I took a couple of days off from walking. Let's face it, my body needed a rest. I was sore and achy and I tried to catch up on sleep. I walked today, because I knew I needed to stretch my legs and get back to it. I walked up in the West Hills of Brooklyn, because I wanted to be able to come home quickly if need be. Runkeeper wasn't tracking properly today, so I don't have the exact mileage that I walked, but it was probably right about 2 miles. That was all I could manage. I was happy for some clouds to make it not so hot, I'm really ready for fall.
The only thing sad about summer ending is flower season coming to an end. I tried to take as many flower pictures that I could, because soon they will be gone.
I've walked by the Scared Heart Church many, many times; it's a beautiful building. I finally worked up the nerve to climb the steps of the church and get a closer look at this corner stone.
I love this pumpkin patch. There must have been at least 20 growing here.
This artist is drying canvases on the lawn.
Psst: it's not a real heron. The duct tape around the neck kind of gives it away.
I'm really curious about what kind of reptile was found. I'm also glad I'm not the one who found him.
Hot! Such a crazy hot day. The temp read 90 degrees when I got back from my walk. It was so hot that I almost talked myself out of walking. I came super close, but I put on my shoes and headed out. It's only going to get hotter this week and I wanted to get at least one walk in. I won't be walking when it's 97 degrees as they are predicting it will be the next few days. At first the heat was so awful and my legs weren't happy, so I told myself that I just had to walk a mile. That's it. Just enough to put in a good effort. Once I hit 1 mile, I decided to go for 2 miles. My legs were feeling better and there was a nice breeze that was so wonderful. Then I decided to go for 3 miles. I walked a stretch of 16th street that is heavily lined with trees. I walked this stretch of 6 blocks 4 times. Not adventurous at all, but it was walking. When I finally hit 4 miles, I headed for home.
Well, hello willpower! Nice to have you finally show up! Willpower is something I've never had a lot of, but I'm starting to discover it more and more as I walk. Putting one foot in front of the other until I had hit my original goal was just a great feeling. I'm hoping to cultivate my willpower more and more until it becomes second nature.
I tried out Greg's water belt on this walk and it was great! I had no issues and it was so nice to have water on such a hot day. The belt also held my iphone. When my hands started to get sweaty, I could tuck the phone away for a few minutes. It was still readily accessible if I wanted to take a picture. I didn't have the problem of voice control popping on. I think I've found a winning solution!
This guy made me wish for cooler weather.
I didn't see Adventure Table No. 1. I wonder what this table is for.
Like I said, 16th is lined with huge beautiful trees. When I walked here last week, the end of this limb was blocking the street. I had to walk around and I didn't really see what had happened. Now the stump is has been cut off and set aside. This is just one branch that fell. I'm so glad it didn't hit their house.
I think this is supposed to be a gold medal. The Olympics ended yesterday. I was ready for it to end, because I've been very immersed in the games and it was great fun, but also very tiring since the network coverage is on so late.