a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Choosing A Different Path

Today, bright and early, I chose a different path for my Sunday walk. The dogs and I headed up the road, off the farm, away from the valley.  The dogs kept looking at me as if to say, are you sure?  We're not supposed to go this way.
The dogs didn't smell the flowers,
but they did smell every thing else.
Oh, the sights you see when you walk slowly and enjoy.  The edges of the road were as beautiful as any garden.
We climbed the hill
to greet the morning's sun.
and the best light for photographs.
The sky's beauty changed quickly.  We left the valley with only a sliver of sun, climbed and watched it shine through the trees, only to top the hill and view the sun in all its morning glory.
and headed down the hill for home.

18 comments:

Journaling Woman said...

Well written and absolutely beautiful photos. Wish I had been there.

Rudee said...

I'll be needing a place to lay my head. I'll just bring a tent if that's alright with you. I have got to go on one of your morning walks!

Jules said...

Amazing imagery and well spoken words. You had a very blessed morning my dear. :D

Sounds like everyone likes your slice of heaven.
Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Lori E said...

A path well chosen. What on earth is that hairy clematis looking flower?

LindaG said...

:)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

What a wonderful walk. Sometimes the best thing is to explore a different path. Will give you a fresh new perspective, too.

What flower is in that 4th photo down. Looks like a Chilily art glass sculpture! Gorgeous!


~Lisa

ellen abbott said...

Nice walk and beautiful sights.

Melanie said...

Thanks for taking us on a walk with you, Gail. : )

I can just picture the dogs confusion at taking a different path. Animals get so used to routine, don't they? I suppose that we do too though.....

Pat said...

I love your Sunday walk and photos. I, too, wonder what that star shaped flower is - I've never seen any thing like it! Your sunrise photo is gorgeous!

B. WHITTINGTON said...

You paint a lovely picture with your words and I found myself wanting to talk beside you.

Continue to enjoy those walks and your nature jaunts and keep us informed.

Blessings!

Nora said...

I love the way the sun came up. Thank you for this walk. I'm envious of you. You have so many places to go to with the dogs.

Rusty said...

I'm always surprised at the wonders we see whe we take the time to slow down and SEE what is right by our feet. Even better when we can sit down in one place and observe - quietly - everything that is around from the very small to - well, medium large. Perhaps one such thing was watching a war - complete with a sophisticated battle plan - fought by ants. Nature is magnificat in it's versitility. ATB!

Ninny said...

A walk like that is good for the soul. Beautiful sights along the way. The tree trunk looks like an old man!

Liz

Susan said...

Definitely a nature walk.

Oz Girl said...

I have to agree with the others, that 4th flower is so unusual and gorgeous. Love the photos from your walks, that sunrise is awesome!

Far Side of Fifty said...

What a delightful walk! I really enjoyed it:)

Nezzy said...

How beautiful your Sunday morn' walk was. Thanks so much for lettin' us walk with you. Girl, that sky shot is amazing. Lessons???

Have a beautifully blessed day my friend!

Chickadee said...

You live in a beautiful place. I have to drive in my car to reach such beauty.

Do you have any idea what that purple flower is with the squigglies? I love it!

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