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Monday, November 14, 2011

The Art of Sauntering ...

Hello there

I thought I'd take you along on my walk today ...
This morning started out absolutely gorgeous with bright sunshine and a warm wind
(later in the afternoon this all changed and the skies opened up)


I love walking along the trails

the lake on one side of me and woods on the other ...

It is a haven for birds and squirrels and chipmunks...

On any given day, I see something that makes me laugh ...

Something that makes me grateful I live near such beauty...

the calmness of the water ...

the changing colours of the leaves...

a scene like this ...


It takes days of practice

to learn the art

of sauntering.

Commonly

we stride through the out-of-doors

too swiftly to see more

than the obvious and prominent things.

For observing nature,

the best pace

is a snails pace.

~Edwin Way Teale~

1 comment:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I even like the word saunter. It conjurs up a relaxed stroll through nature or an art gallery. A wonderful way to take in life. Gorgeous photos.