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Walk on Cherry River paths

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

My sister and I went back for a walk at the Cherry River swamps today. We are grateful to God for the beauty of His creation! Here are some photos from our walk:

Wooden walkway through the swamp

Path through the woods

A couple ducks enjoying the pond (yes, there are two ducks)

Part of the swamps

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BEGONIAC 5/10/2010 10:43PM

    Sooooo beautiful!! emoticon

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JUST_TRI_IT 5/10/2010 1:29PM

    Another tranquil scene. I love the wooden path...

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THIAGRAM 5/8/2010 11:53PM

  This looks like an awesome place to walk! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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APRILLSCOTT 5/6/2010 3:44AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon for showing us the beautiful paths! It was like I was there with you! emoticon emoticon

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Today's walk at Blanchard Park

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

I took a walk at Blanchard Park this afternoon after work. I'm still working only half time since my heart attack and taking advantage of the extra available time to get fit. The first few walks were so difficult! I could only walk a few hundred feet and would wheeze all the way. Now I can easily walk for several kilometers and breathe evenly. My doctor is very encouraged by my progress. I'll be seeing the cardiologist on Thursday, and am anxious to hear what he has to say.

Here is a photo of the lovely path I was walking on.

The path winds by a river.

It has quaint steps across brooks.

Wish you could smell this flower. It's SO fragrant!!!
I don't know what kind of flower/bush it is. If you know, could you please tell me.

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JUST_TRI_IT 5/10/2010 1:31PM

    I do see why you love to walk so much. These scenes are peaceful. I wish you the best news from your cardiologist.

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THIAGRAM 5/8/2010 11:55PM

  Wow! You have great places to walk! Thanks for sharing!

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MARENAMOO 5/4/2010 7:51PM

    It is a lovely walk - it reminds me of the C&O canal here in Washington DC next to the Potomac river. How great is it that you have made such wonderful progress with you health. I hope you get a good report from the cardiologist.

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Walk before the storm

Sunday, May 02, 2010

The forecast for most of the week is rain and thunderstorms, starting later this afternoon. We sure were glad to get a walk in before the storm!

This is me taking a break beside the trail.

We walked by a whole tribe of squirrels. Can you see the three squirrels in this photo?

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MARENAMOO 5/3/2010 6:47AM

    You are so lucky to have such a beautiful area to walk in. And I am glad that you got it in before the storm. I am not sure where you are but it is pouring in DC. Thank you for sharing the pictures.

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AUNTKITTY 5/2/2010 9:09PM

    great pictures and walk!

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TLROYER 5/2/2010 4:51PM

    Looks pretty. Where did go? Terry

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LJCANNON 5/2/2010 3:49PM

    You are so lucky to get the critters to hold still for the picture!! Thanks for sharing your walk!! And I am glad you stayed dry!

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FISHING88 5/2/2010 3:22PM

    What beautiful scenery in which to take a walk!

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We got lost!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

One of my goals was to start hiking again. I had NOT planned for a 14 km hike today! When I realized that we had taken the wrong trail (because we were so busy yapping away rather than paying attention!), I panicked. We didn't even know if we were heading toward the car or away from it. My sister was enjoying herself because she's a lot more fit and adventuresome than I am. And she was right, we did make it back after our little adventure. But 14 km of hilly terrain was a bit much for this fat, out-of-shape 'ole lady! emoticon

Here are a couple photos from our hike.

My partner in crime, chief motivator, and sweetest little sister anyone could ever have!

One of the trails

Because it's Spring, we heard and saw little brooks gurgling down the mountain throughout the hike.

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ANDI571 5/1/2010 7:52PM

    I'm glad you found your way back. I love the pictures. That is the only way to get exercise in.

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MARENAMOO 5/1/2010 7:44PM

    When all is said and done you can look back on it as a grand adventure. And you know now that you can do it so maybe it challenged you to push your limits. How nice is it for you to have that companionship and motivation from your sister. And that you are close enough to get caught up in talking - and that she motivates you. That is very lucky.

Love the pictures - your sister looks like a sweet heart.

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MTKRITTER 5/1/2010 5:56PM

    I'm glad you made it back ok and your sister was there!

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My afternoon walk

Friday, April 30, 2010

Here's a photo my sister took during our lovely walk at a nature reserve this afternoon. It's great to have the sun shining again, after several days of cold, rainy weather!

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APRILLSCOTT 5/1/2010 4:21AM

    I love this picture it is so peaceful! We have a park here in my town and it reminds me of the walk I use to take with my granddaughter! The walk way stretched around two ponds with ducks and geese always swimming or flying! She always loved to watch the birds.

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LJCANNON 5/1/2010 12:40AM

    What a beautiful way to get some exercise AND some bonding time with your Sister.
Thank you for sharing with us!!

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CLAVINOVA 4/30/2010 10:39PM

    Looks very peaceful - you're lucky to have such a great place for walks. Have a super weekend.

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MARENAMOO 4/30/2010 10:38PM

    My father loved to hear the ducks and geese fly overhead. Now that my parents are dead - when ever we hear geese we say it is grandma and grandpa coming in for a visit. I needed to be comforted tonight and your picture did it - thank you.

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    Lovely picture! Taking a walk in a nature preserve... what a *wonderful* way to get some exercise!

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