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Walking in my town...with photos!

Friday, October 05, 2012



Fall (or autumn, if you are European!) is my favorite time of year. Brilliant leaves covering the sidewalks and mingling with the lawns still green. I walked nine miles today and this was the last half of my walk, from a quiet neighborhood close to the Penn State music buildings through a park which is just south of my neighborhood.

There were almost no cars on the street, even though it was mid-afternoon, because this neighborhood has succeeded in putting up barriers to keep people from taking shortcuts through their area!

These plants are NOT typical of central Pennsylvania but I liked their drama!



This quiet yard with its bench is more typical...



As I entered the park, the sky was quite dramatic too!



I stopped to rest on a bench with a dad and his 4-month-old baby girl - didn't take a photo though because people are sometimes nervous about that here. Right after that, I came upon this squirrel and was amazed that he did not run away, but looked right at me!



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Around the corner, an old man was reading on a bench and I sneakily turned around to catch him without his knowing it...



And a biker rode into the shot! He never looked up from his book.

Further along, a lovely part of the path...



and a feast of colors...I have no idea what these plants are!





Further along, some horses have their home...including one donkey who is a bit hard to see here...



As I walked up the hill, the sky became even more dramatic!



Near the top of the hill, there is a garden beautifully planted and maintained by an environmentalist group here. Lovely flower combinations and colors!





And best of all, these, with ALL my favorite colors together!



After nine miles, my legs were fine, my feet were feeling it, but the rest of me was quite refreshed and happy!
Thanks for joining me in this walk through State College, Pennsylvania!
I'm wishing everyone lovely weather for the weekend!
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CANNIE50 10/25/2012 11:31PM

    Well, this blog was certainly a delight. Nine miles - just a few (okay, 4.1 to be exact) more and you would have completed a half marathon, you know.......What a beautiful part of the country. I was struck by how lovely your state is, when we drove through years ago.

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MESEATURTLE 10/15/2012 8:02AM

    Super love the pics!!!! Have a great week !!!!

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REMEMBER2BME 10/15/2012 7:56AM

    Beautiful AND Great Job!

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MAMADWARF 10/14/2012 11:06PM

    beautiful! thanks for sharing with us!


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SROBERTS82 10/14/2012 9:55PM

    Lovely pics!

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TEENY_BIKINI 10/14/2012 9:31PM

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Great pics!!

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DVFARLEY 10/8/2012 8:24PM

  Loved the blog and the photos! Made me so happy that I live here and walk that walk with you! THANKS! emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 10/8/2012 4:33PM

    Love all the wonderful pics! Maybe I should do something like that too. I never think to take my camera with me.

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ARCHIMEDESII 10/6/2012 2:11PM

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I love the neighborhood squirrel ! Wonderful photos !!

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CLAIREINPARIS 10/6/2012 12:54PM

    Thank you so much for a lovely blog! I really enjoyed sharing part of your walk with you. Good for you for walking 9 miles!
My favorite picture might be the one of the bench, as it is so North American for me! I loved the squirrel too... In England they are just the same, not shy at all... Here they are very very shy and I rarely see one. The first picture makes such a gorgeous background!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 10/6/2012 10:55AM

    What beautiful pictures! Thank you so much for posting this blog of your walk; the squirrel has so much character in his or her face.
I was just reading about one woman's pilgrimage from Le Puy to the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Espana, and her observations plus your wonderful blog make me want to take an observant and very mindful walk too.

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DIET_FRIEND 10/5/2012 10:55PM

    This blog took some time to put together. Thanki you for sharing!

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CELLISTA1 10/5/2012 10:01PM

    Great, Sara! This is a part of the country I've never seen before, and autumn hasn't happened yet here in Southern California. I can't believe you walked nine miles! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

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HARROWJET 10/5/2012 9:46PM

    Nice pictures. I like to take pictures when I am out walking too. It is fun, isn't it?

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CHIPPEE 10/5/2012 9:39PM

    I almost feel like I got to walk with you. Thanks.

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