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Monday, March 08, 2010

Today has been a great day because I said so! No one and nothing could change that.
After reading my friendsí blogs, I decided to ask Jeff to come along with me for a Nordic walk, and was happy he agreed. It was my first Nordic walk after such a long time. The snow has melt at our altitude, so it is now possible to walk. Itís funny, the snow is still there, only a 20-minute drive from where we are.
Weíre lucky, we have Spring and its first flowers at our frontdoor, and not far from here, Winter and its snow to go skiing.
The following photos from our hike are dedicated to those who will read this blog, with a special mention to those who have inspired this hike without knowing it (in no particular order: Schwinner, Dalai Lala, Riqui, Madzoe, Lopeyp, Ddoorn and Raylinstephens.)

Jeff is a graphist and was trying to capture the moss in this photo, and in the background my crazy self.



The light in the forest was incredible. This photo might not do justice to its beauty.




On my way to the waterfalls with my poles. The forest is very dense here, and there is some snow left-- not much, mind you.



This is our tap water! The Flumen waterfall springs from the mountain, and its water, after being cleaned up for our consumption, arrives in our houses.




This is the other waterfall, part of the Flumen waterfalls. Some parts of the cliff are still frozen.



This house is lost in the middle of the forest and the mountain. We've wondered how the owners could access it, we havenít seen the road.



Jeff joins me to say Howdy to all of you! Seize the day and have much spring in your step!

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  • v LIVNFITNHAPPY
    Hi Valerie!
    The Spring is in my step these days! I LOVE mountains and I will carry these images of your mountains along with me on my next walk (scheduled with DH later this afternoon). Thank you for sharing your mountains and your enthusiasm!!! :) Janet
    2320 days ago
  • v LOLAGEEK
    I am glad you moved there. It is lovely. I live a few miles from our source reservoir, but it is not as pretty as your falls... it is in the mountains though.
    2324 days ago
  • v -SHAWN-
    Oh what a lucky girl!
    2329 days ago
  • v ZELDAPLIFF
    Magnificent! Glad you have someone to share it with!
    2330 days ago
  • v CHRYS13
    Breathtaking! Thanks for sharing!
    2331 days ago
  • v SALLYSEAGULL1
    Very beautiful scenery round your way. It all looks so clean and cool and healthy! emoticon
    2332 days ago
  • v SCHWINNER!
    Awww, thanks for the shoutout!! Those pictures are so beautiful - they remind me of a forest in Colorado. No awesome waterfalls though! You are so lucky to have that kind of natural beauty so close to you!!! Glad you enjoyed your walk; I enjoyed sharing the pictures :)
    2333 days ago
  • v RSWIFE
    What a lucky girl you are that you have all that awesome nature around you! The pics are great, and I am glad you and Jeff got to enjoy your walk together. You know I live in NY city. The only time I get to see nature like that is at a park, and then you can still see buildings and hear traffic around you. Thanks for sharing your day with us!
    Lucinda
    2333 days ago
  • v LOPEYP
    Wow. The photos are breathtaking. Glad that you got out and enjoyed the day. We still have a few piles of snow here but they aren't scenic - they are mostly covered with street salt and black. We have a few crocuses up too near our foundation. Can't wait for all the spring flowers to bloom.
    Glad that I unknowingly encouraged you to get out and take a hike emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2333 days ago
  • v ROYALETBONE
    Bliss.
    Looks wonderful. Thanks again for sharing.
    I love where I live... taking time to love where I live is an almost everyday event where I live, too. Currently- the rosemary in bloom, the lemon trees bearing, the crocuses are up, the tulips... my sweet peas flowering and bearing..
    Life.
    Yum.
    2333 days ago
  • v 100LBLIGHTER
    All of this DELIGHTFUL!!! Hi Jeff. Grace
    2333 days ago
  • v DDOORN
    LOVE waterfalls...thx so much for sharing the pics! So JEALOUS to hear of your drinking water source too...! Our well water has so much sulphur taste that I buy gallons at the grocery store for drinking.

    I definitely "hear" you regarding Portuguese...don't understand the language at all, but absolutely LOVE the melodious nature of the sounds of the words...it is ideally suited to singing. Casto-Neves has still managed to capture the lively fun and spirit of the song, even if he DID sing not in his native tongue...lol!

    Don
    2333 days ago
  • v SCRAPHAPPY94
    wow, you are in a beautiful place! I have to drive a couple of hours to get to a waterfall - slightly jealous:) Glad you got out and enjoyed the day!!
    2333 days ago
  • v RAYLINSTEPHENS
    How beautiful!

    And this is all within walking distance for you? How extraordinary!!
    2333 days ago
  • v PUTER98
    The pics are awesome. You are very lucky to be living in such a beautiful environment.
    2333 days ago
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