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Walk One - I heard:
- children laughing and playing (we live close to my son's school)
- demolition - a house being knocked down around the corner
- cows laying and their calves calling - the wind must be travelling from the west for me to be able to hear the closest farms from home...

Walk Two - I saw:
- waves crashing over our town's harbour breakwater, accompanied by the crashing sound several seconds later as I live quite a distance but up the hill from the sea - some spring tides this week!
- an elderly man out walking his dog (as was I) - I hope to be active like him at his age (86). Slowly but surely every day he heads out
- fresh snow on the mountain range I can see from the opposite direction to the sea from my home - it's spring! What's with the cold blast! But set against the backdrop of a glorious blue sky, I do so prefer the look of the mountains with snow instead of drab summer brown

Week 3 - signs of the season
- the crabapple tree set in the footpath across the road has exploded into blossom in the last few days. walking under it today with my son and my dog, the scent of the blossom, the petals gently raining on us...SPRING
- The bright pink chrysanthemum my son found for me on the path - my something pink, and a reminder that my dahlias will need to be sorted soon!
- daffodils flowering brightly at the old cemetary down the road - a reminder that once upon a time those graves were tended, and even though most inhabitants passed 100-150 years ago, some still are - by who?.

So while I'm not doing a programme as such as yet, I am definitely enjoying being more 'present' in the walks I have taken!

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My second walk of the day saw a man picking up downed branches in his yard. Then a couple blocks away saw a big old cottonwood tree had fallen over in the big wind. It was in a small park so nothing to hit but the root ball was huge and rotted. Nice firewood for someone if they will cut it up. Suppose the City will have to clean up the mess. Saw the little old crabby man being walked (dragged) by his two hyper mini-Schnauzers. I smiled at him but he still just scowls. Heard tires squealing around the college curve...coming too fast. Heard a dog barking from his side of the fence at a cat that was sauntering down "his" sidewalk. Heard some people talking as they were unloading a U-Haul...first of the month so they must be moving in!

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

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It's amazing how much we see once we start looking. Thanks for sharing your sights and sounds.
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First walk of the week.

saw lots of homes, I'd not seen before. Heard a water feature in someone's yard. Felt a cool breeze.

Second walk of the week.

Saw a boy with lots of tattoos walking the trail. Smelled someone grilling food. Heard a fish splash back into the lake. Felt the sun on my face.

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Took the fourth walk of my first week.

Saw blue skies with white clouds and sunshine.

Saw a cricket frantically running in my direction as it just exposed itself to daylight momentarily.

Saw a guy up on a two story ladder painting my neighbors' house.

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Saw a BLACK squirrel. I mean he was black like a cat. Took off up a tree and made his little barking noise as I walked underneath where he was!

Saw a little boy running for home after getting off the schoolbus. His dog came to the gate to meet him...tail wagging.

Saw a man delivering newspapers and thought, "that's what I should be doing in the afternoons" and laughed to myself!

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

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3rd walk of week one. Walked for 14 minutes, but covered more distance than first two.

Light rain and much humidity in the air.

Saw two deer make a dart across the road about 50 feet in front of me.

More aware for traffic, wondering, who is in those cars going by?





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Let's keep walking

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I dedicated one of my walks today to this group. You can read about what happened on my blog.

3 sightings:
A passing aeroplane,
A man clipping his hedge
A builder's lorry unloading.



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Water walking definitely counts. Well done! I love reading what you all see and hear etc.

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Day 3 was fun, I saw a swimming pool, children, blue skies

I water walked I hope that counts

There is no change of the season here yet

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Wow! That was a walk and a half! Makes mine look rather like a damp squib emoticon

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Bright, white lightning then the loud crack of thunder-looked around to see if it hit a tree it was so loud and so close to the flash...anyone remember the old Bob Segar song, "Waiting on the Thunder"?
Car tires splashing through the puddles.
Dog barking at his door for someone to let him in.

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Love the way you have all taken this on board. The team is a whole week old today and I'm so proud of you all. Keep putting that best foot forward - you are encouraging me with every step!

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Loved the sound of the rushing water at the park, the football game in progress, the announcer giving play by play and the crowd roaring support for a good play! What a fun walk that was!



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Walk 2 - Watch out for three things - can be combined with three signs of the season.

Walk 3 - Three signs of the season
The swallows were swarmining as they do prior to leaving for the winter. In fact, most have now left.
The tourists have packed up their cars and left - - yeah! It's peaceful again!
They're draining the lake to make electricity. They do this every fall....they also say it keeps the lake clean . .I don't know about this.

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I walked all three levels today, just to show support for you all, and also for Mosie. I've blogged my signs of the season, so you'll have to read it to find out! emoticon

How are you all feeling as we come towards the end of the first week of the team? All this walking is doing me no end of good. I just hope those scales know how much I've been doing on Sunday

It's quite a bit cooler here this evening. I'm tempted to have a hot chocolate - but I don't like it very much. emoticon

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emoticon Oh, Jackie-how funny, the birds discussing their travel plans!! Thanks for such a great visual!

Change of seasons:
Lots of school buses. emoticon Takes me back. "We walked 10 miles in the drifting snow...."

All the flowers going to seed! Sunflowers especially heavy heads no longer able to look up at the sun.

Lush gardens being harvested.

Been so hot here that no leaves have started to change and none of the signs of Autumn that I yearn for.

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This is my log in from yesterday. Day 3 an noticing changes of the season.

Berries on the Rowan tree
The first Asters in flower
Blackberries in abundance

Enjoy your walk today, let us know about it too.

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Dog barking and barking and barking
Music blaring from car
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During this morning's walk I heard: the sounds of the swallows chirping as they gathered to discuss leaving town for the winter. The sound of the cars passing in the street. The children playing in the village square.

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Heard the thwack, thwack, thwack of a sprinkler trying to keep a lawn lush and green in this unseasonably warm weather!

Heard the chatter and laughter of children getting off a schoolbus.

Heard the ambulance siren on it's way up hospital hill.

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Well, since I was on the treadmill:

Walk 1 - Listen for three things
1) heard the TV
wasn't much else to hear

Walk 2 - Watch out for three things
1) TV show
2) DH to come home
3) The timer for the challenge

Walk 3 - Three signs of the season
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Signs of season

School children still keen to go to school.
Conkers
Unseasonal summer dresses

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Walk 3

It's getting dark earlier. I brought my flash light.
The leaves are falling off the trees.
The kids are back at school.

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Here's my list for the beginners.walk

1 A new house being built
2 A lady with two dogs
3 Sunlight sparkling on the stream


And for the intermediate

1 A little robin, on the path, who flew to the side and watched me pass!
2 More dogs with owners, but I also noticed fewer children around
3 A swan and several Canada Geese

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What did I see?

pre-dawn darkness
my husband walking with a back pack
our friend that we meet on the way to the Y

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stopped by a gym and hit the treadmill for a mile, heard saxophone, clanking of weights, and guitars (ipod)

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A woman with her 11 year old son, taking him to his new grown up school. Hot day but he had a blazer on, two sizes too big and a huge back pack on his back, empty until he gets books.

Rubbish all over pavement where bin men had left mess.

Someone I hadn't seen for over a year.

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Walk 1

Children giggling.
The sound of women chatting.
The footsteps and breathing of a runner as he passes me by.


Walk 2

A yellow & black caterpillar my grandchild was so proud to show me.
A beautiful tree with white blooms and red berries.
A flag waving in the wind.

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My neighbours saying Good Morning.
Traffic and beeping of signals at crossing.
A friend I hadn't seen in six months, stopped to have a chat.


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I've just completed the 1st stage of the beginners walk to keep you all company.

Here are my three sounds

1. running footsteps as I was overtaken by a jogger
2. a train running way in the distance
3. the sound of the tv as I passed a window

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walk 1
Labor Day early morning

1. far off airport noise
2. water running in the creek---(love that sound!)
3. My dh talking



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Walk 1
1. group of walkers talking
2. someone else's music
3. panting

(took out one ear bud)

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Walk 1
Whirring of air conditioners
Roar of lawn mowers
Barking dogs
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If you use your iPlayer you can still join in - pick three instruments or other sounds from your music. Here's the list again to make it easier. Start your walking on any day of the week, depending on when you join.

Walk 1 - Listen for three sounds

Walk 2 - Watch out for three things

Walk 3 - Three signs of the seasons









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Walk 1 listened to people chatting, hearing the footsteps and breathing of a runner passing by & the sound of children's laughter.

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I'll start tomorrow on this but I usually use an ipod




Edited by: FITGRANDMA120 at: 9/2/2013 (09:41)
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Walk 1 - Listen for three things emoticon
1 The sound of the wind
2 A child crying
2 The sound of an aeroplane passing over

Walk 2 - Watch out for three things

Walk 3 - Three signs of the season

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Here's a bit of fun! Let's make this a fun challenge. As you walk: keep your eyes and ears open for three things

Walk 1 - Listen for three things

Walk 2 - Watch out for three things

Walk 3 - Three signs of the season

We might do it differently in the future, but for the time being we will add a new post as we go along.

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