Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Walking Trail

About 2-1/2 years ago I started taking better care of myself, and I started walking 2, 3, or 4 miles a day. In the winter I get on my treadmill, but I love the warmer months when I can go outside and enjoy the fresh air. I walk down the street about a half mile and then hook up with a paved walking trail that goes for miles and miles - it's an old railroad bed that has been paved over. Once in awhile I'll ride my bicycle and go quite far!  This morning I brought my camera with me and snapped a picture of the trail - I can't believe there are still some leaves clinging to the trees - in the summer it's like walking through a green tunnel - nice and shady and cool.


I also walk by a spring-fed pond where there are usually lots of ducks and sometimes swans, but not today. Not even the fishermen were there!

12 comments:

Raymond Homestead said...

Good for you Gayle! This is something I need to make myself start doing!

Janet O. said...

This is so beautiful, Gayle (lucky you), but where is the snow? Aren't we both in northern Utah? Up here closer to the border we are having a white Thanksgiving.
I envy your walking trail--I try to walk outside in the mornings during nice weather, too, and though I have a great view of the mountains, I have precious little shade.

LibbiesHome said...

Those look like lovely places to get some exercise and take a pause that refreshes. And great for you, taking care of yourself! :)

patijane's primitives said...

What a beautiful place to walk!! Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

Lori said...

So pretty!! I love seeing where other people walk.

Happy Thanksgiving!

annie said...

I love your photos, such a beautiful place.

TheCrankyCrow said...

What a gorgeous trail to walk! I think I might be tempted to walk more if I had a place like that! Wishing you a wonderfully blessed holiday....Smiles & Thanksgiving Hugs ~ Robin

Nettie said...

Hi Gayle ...beautiful place to walk ...I need to get out and do some walking too ...I am a middle sister also ...I am number 8 of 16.
Have a great Thanksgiving !
Nettie

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
Your pond picture is gorgeous!!!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Wendie Scott Davis said...

Gayle, I loved your trail pics. I am with you - when possible, I like to have Nature as my walking partner. And only come inside once the walking gets too treacherous. Nice pond too.
We are still snowless too (shhhh!)

Angie Berry said...

What a beautiful place Gayle! I would go walking every day too if I had this much beauty to look at, that sure helps! Glad you get out and walk. I used to but I've been really lazy since school started back up again, ugh!

Amy said...

Gayle - Thanks so much for checking out my blog and my Studio 5 segment. You asked about my blouse I was wearing, unfortunatly I got it at TJ Max a while ago, so you know how it isn't easy to find the same thing twice there. But they always have great stuff. I love your blog and will continue to check back.