Friday, May 28, 2010

A Great Evening Walk

Yesterday evening was the first pleasant one in about five days. Rain Rain Go Away has been our theme song for about two weeks now! After work I had every intention of finishing the job of sorting in my studio, but it was just too nice and hadn’t been for so long that I decided to take the dog for an extra long walk.

I’m in a new neighborhood and don’t know all the routes yet, but decided I didn’t want to do the “evening circle” that we have been doing. My husband had already fallen asleep in his chair after eating dinner, and I just thought some fresh air would be more satisfying than listening to him breathing heavily (he insists he doesn’t snore)! I’m sure anybody who might be reading this knows exactly the feeling I’m describing!

So off I go. Put on my great walking shoes purchased in NYC last year (which are unfortunately wearing out and need replacing), and I headed off to see how long it would take to walk to the beach. Now you have to understand how spoiled this dog is. This is HIS walk and my husband expects him to be allowed to stop and sniff and leave pee-mail every chance he gets. So it’s not a quick walk, it’s downright dawdling. Somewhat like it was when I walked down the sidewalk with a baby doing his first big walk!

We got to the beach in TWENTY minutes! The walk took us down a residential street that is across from a farm field all planted in very tidy rows, through a park which rivals Cathedral Grove in its beauty of big, tall, standing and fallen trees, and moss covered stumps.
I foolishly had left my camera behind.

The beach was stunning with water lapping just strongly enough to make that rhythmic noise, the sky with beautiful clouds in it and the mountains glistening in the background. I couldn’t resist taking this picture with my phone and sending it to my son in the prairies!! Slightly sadistic since it was snowing in Calgary at the time!

But the best was yet to come! Here is the view down our street as I ambled back home. And this photo does NOT do it justice at all. All in all, a great evening!

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