Walking Again

Oh the Places you will go, Oh the Wonders you will see…

I made the horrible timely mistake of stepping on the scale last Tuesday morning. Right then and there I decided it was time to get serious about walking everyday again. I’ve gotten a little more fluffy and soft then I want to be. So I headed out to see what I could see…


The Burke Gilman Trail which spills into the Sammamish River Trail is a great place to walk/ride/run in the Seattle Area. My two walking buddies and I walked this trail every Saturday morning for several years before I moved to California. When I’m back in town we still get together to walk it. The two of them walk it when I’m away. It’s so lush and green in the Spring and Summer! This last Saturday we walked our typical 15,000 steps! On Wednesday of last week after the “stepping on the scale” incident I walked part of the trail starting at Bothell Landing and I clocked 7282 steps. These photos are from that day.


LOOK! I even found the MAGIC PORTAL to get to Hogwarts from the Pacific Northwest!


On Thursday for my motivation to walk I headed to Juanita Bay in Kirkland, Washington. There’s a wonderful park next to the bay with boardwalks that go out into the marshes and wetlands.


I saw this young Blue Heron.


Lots of Woodland Ducks. It was so exciting when I looked straight down from a spot on the boardwalk and saw this mama duck with her ducklings just below me.


Then I spotted these turtles!


This beautiful Dragonfly stayed around long enough for me to zoom in and get a shot.


When Dear gets here I think we’ll have to do this walk again together.


You can see why it was easy to get in 8694 steps checking out the wonder of this spot. The beauty that the Lord has created for us to enjoy and praise Him for is all around us. I hope to always have eyes that see it and a tongue that gives Him praise for it.

On Friday I went to Bellevue and I already posted about that day and those steps! So for my first 5 days back with renewed inspiration to walk my average steps were 9286. My Saturday walks with the girls really pushes up my average.

I hope to keep walking this week. Have a wonderful week and remember your Creator, the God who made all things beautiful for us to enjoy…

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage on their site and have replaced my photos with black and grey boxes of ugliness. I’m slowly deleting those boxes from my blog and trying to update so many posts, very frustrating.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “Walking Again

  1. What a beautiful place to walk! Thanks for sharing it!

    And, yes, Karen did do my header..which I love! I can’t wait to see what she does over at your place!

  2. Excellent work on the walking! I envy you that cool, lush, green and blue environment to walk in. I can see how easy it is to add up those steps.

  3. Good morning, Ellen. I was just thinking about you when I saw your comment! 🙂

    These pictures are absolutely gorgeous — they dovetail nicely with the hymn you posted yesterday!

    [Yes, my wrists do get tired. But I don’t do very much at a time – only the 20-25 minutes before bedtime after the kitchen, and maid service at my house are closed… 🙂 But sometimes, if I have a chance to do it for hours at a time, my upper body actually aches from sitting in one position too long. ]

  4. So much to see around you as you walk. I love the mama duck and her ducklings picture, but the dragonfly is AMAZING—I’ve never seen one like that. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I enjoyed this post so much. You got some beautiful shots. I’m VERY heavy for me and also trying to walk as much as possible. I think taking a camera and stopping to get shots of what I see helps. Good luck with your effort.

  6. Gosh, it’s just like walking in Nuevo:)
    I’m going to start looking for the Nuevo version of 9 3/4…we should see how many cities we can find them in.

  7. OH Ellen B.,
    You have really out done yourself with these photos as they are absolutely beautiful. Have you ever entered a photo contest and what kind of camera do you use? Don’t you just love the dragonfly? I have one that’s in love with my car antanna and chases me down the driveway each morning as I leave for work. God truly is amazing and knows just how to speak to our hearts.
    Have a wonderful evening!
    🙂 Cori

    Cori, Thanks for your kind comments. I just have a Pentax Optio M40 digital camera. I have not entered any photo contests. I just love seeing beautiful things and when they come out beautiful on the photo too I’m pleased. Blessings.

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