Mid September Walk…

Yesterday I was sitting reading blogs and visiting Pom Pom’s Ponderings and she said ” I’ve decided to walk more and do it in the morning before it gets too warm. ” I left a comment about the fact that I should be walking but was sitting and then low and behold, I got up, put on my walking shoes and made it around my circuit before the rains came! I’ve been talking and talking about making exercise more of a daily thing. I was happy to have gotten off my duff and here’s some things that I saw.

Look at all these ducks in this neighbor’s back yard! I’m glad they haven’t chosen my yard for squatting!

Across the path they squat regularly at this home, too.

My route is not long. I read recently that walking just 25 minutes a day will add 14 years to your heart life. Or something like that. My walk around the bend and up the hill and along the busy road and down the steep descent to home takes me about 30 minutes. Of course it take a little longer if I stop and smell the roses take the photos!

On the home stretch I enjoyed this view of “this old house” through a couple of our neighbor’s landscaping.

It really has come a long way these last few years. A new roof and new siding really make a difference. We hired a company to do the roof but Dear did all the siding himself. He’s a keeper! Our house is the oldest house in the neighborhood by many years!

That huge maple behind our house and in another neighbor’s yard will keep us busy this fall raking leaves! We talked to the neighbor about getting an Arborist out to check the tree to see what it’s condition is. We wouldn’t want it coming down on our house or anyone’s house for that matter. Our recent wind storm is what motivated us to ask.

This new hydrangea I planted this year is still pink and getting it’s fallish tint. I’m curious to see if it will come up pink next year or if it will change to blue or purple like our other hydrangea did in our soil.

I’m headed up to get my walking shoes on again and see if I can beat the rain. We are moving right along through September. What’s new in your neck of the woods?

11 thoughts on “Mid September Walk…

  1. Yay! Good walking! I love your photos because they are lovely AND because where you live is extra lovely! Your house is so beautiful!
    We have a milder day today and I had errands to run this morning and a lunch with a childhood friend. So, I must put my walkers on and go soon! We’ll inspire each other!
    xo

  2. I am so in love with your house. You and Dear have done such a pretty job. And, I wouldn’t want that many ducks in MY yard, either….waaay too messy. 🙂
    xoxo

  3. Love that header pic, Ellen. And surely, the beautiful landscaped and well framed photo of a fairy tale house. If I’m a location scout, that ought to be in the movies. 😉

  4. Your house looks very cozy – may I come over and chill?

    Those duck pictures remind me of that song “Six little ducks that I once knew…”. 🙂

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  5. It’s always a good feeling to come back from a walk. I have sometimes had a hard time deciding if I should go, but I’ve never been sorry when I got back that I did. Your house looks so nice.

  6. Good for you for doing some walking. I need to get my walking shoes back on now that it’s cooled down. – Your Hydrangea is very pretty. The ducks are nice but all that “poo” wouldn’t be so much fun.

  7. Good plan to have that tree checked! The city just had a similar large maple tree taken down in greenbelt behind our home in Port Moody. During the recent windstorm the tree had cracked vertically in two spots and was no longer safe.
    Keep up the walking! Good for you.
    Love MMCC, read it every day, get lots of useful hints and recipes.

  8. Hi Ellen, That’s a LOT of ducks!! They’re cute, but I’d hate to have to deal with all that duck poop. 😉 Your house looks great in these pictures! I love the shingles your hubby added on either side of the chimney — they look wonderful.

    My doctor told me the same thing about walking, and like you, I’ve been putting off doing it. Your post has inspired me to do better, my friend. 🙂 We don’t have fallen leaves to deal with yet, but I’m sure it won’t be long now. Hope you have a great week!!

    Big hugs,

    Denise

  9. I’m glad you got out for your walk on Friday. It’s hard to imagine rainy days. I think I’m beginning to miss them.
    Your ‘old house’ is looking better and better all the time.

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