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Adventures in Fall

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A spark friend suggested I start posting photos of my walk. Sometimes I'm so focused when I workout that I don't want to stop and smell the roses, or take pictures in this case. But today I decided to go on a little adventure walk down by the river in my town. It's a 16-mile paved trail that run along the bosque, which means river forest.

To the east across an acequia, or ditch, are beautiful homes. Farmers have been using the acequias to irrigate their land in this valley for centuries. They are still used today. Here is one of the homes and someone attending their small vineyard.

To the west is the Rio Grande, which means big river. It's not very big but it is the lifeline for the communities, including mine, that have built near it. A short jaunt through the trees will get you to its shores.

The leaves were changing colors and it was overall a peaceful walk. I still got a really good workout. Only thing is it was a little hot. It's still in the mid-70s here.

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    It looks quiet and peaceful.Even with the heat I would enjoy this little walk. nice.
    2346 days ago
    I'm completly jealous!! When I first starting going for my walks, the first thing I noticed was how little I was aware of my surroundings. There's a state hiking trail right down the street from my house, and I have lived there 1 1/2 years and never knew about it. Going for the walks have done soo much for my spirit. Which is 10 times better than any workout would.
    2346 days ago
    Beautiful photos! Sounds like you had a great walk!
    2346 days ago
    I love the pics! Where are u from? Beutiful scenary! That must make for a lovely walk. Thank you for are u doing? You look great! Beautiful smile!

    2347 days ago
    Wow! Very beautiful scenery to walk and look at! I am jealous! I wish it was still in the 70's here. actually I think it is supposed to be 74 tomorrow rare for October!

    Thanks for sharing the pictures just lovely.
    2347 days ago
    emoticon emoticon So happy you did this! You looked happy to be out there too!!! Good for you! Gorgeous area! Looking forward to more, if you feel so inclined. It does help to stop and smell the roses and just admire nature on your hikes! I was all smiles when I saw this!
    Made my day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    DH wants to know if those trees are Mesquite? Really cool how they look twisted! Didn't know you get fall colors down there! Very nice!
    2347 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/21/2012 7:32:07 PM
    Very nice and thank you for sharing the gorgeous pictures!

    2347 days ago
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