Monday, May 10, 2010

Around our Neighborhood

The other evening as the sun was setting, you could see the haze in the sky. It was starting even then. Days of dust are back.

Zack asked me to take a walk with him Saturday nite so we strolled around our area.

This huge group of cactus caught my attention.

Only a couple of blooms and a busy little bee inside doing his busy bee work. Zack ran -- he hates bees and wasps but, for some reason, they seem to love him. Mosquitoes too!

This is our walking path. May not look like much to some, but it has grass.

And trees that droop to the ground.

I like to imagine I am someplace else when I am walking. Look at this water fountain along the path. I could be in Paris or Italy.

This house is quite grand. I can pretend I am on a historical walking tour in a faraway land. Ironic, since I am the one who actually is already in a land far away from "home".

Doorways. I just love doorways. Everywhere I go, I am always taking pictures of doors.


If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. ~Raymond Inmon

Hope your week has gotten off to a great start. The angels have whispered and I am off to create! PEACE & BLESSINGS, Tammy

23 comments:

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Hello Tammy, what beautiful doorways! SO true about going for walks... it is always nice to stop and enjoy the moment when we can get so caught up in what we are doing in our homes etc.

Have a great week! xo Heather

The Garden Bell said...

What a lovely evening stroll you had. I can imagine how you miss the gardens and grounds of the U.S. But, you do have some very interesting buildings to look at. So, you are always welcome for a glass of lemonade in my garden this summer.

I totally get the whole comment thing you were talking about. She does play games, which I don't like. I can tell she comes to visit more than once a day. I think it's just to hop her name up on my Blog Frog. Creative Breathing is doing the same thing. I do try to make the rounds to all my followers as much as possible. And try to leave a comment when I can. At least, say Hi every now and then.

Off get the planters back outside. I think we are finally done with the possiblity of frost.

Have a great week and be sure and stop by later, as I think I my reveal S in H. If not this afternoon, by tomorrow for sure. As I'm on to my next project.

Kate - The Garden Bell

Linda said...

Your quote at the end makes me cry. That's how I immensely feel about my lunchtime cemetery walks. I love that time - I crave it, I need it!!

Thanks for the tour around your neighborhood. It's interesting because it's entirely different than anything I have ever seen. Though I must tell you, there are many times even here "at home" that I don't feel so much so - I miss where I grew up near Chicago and I often feel like an alien in downstate Illinois, even though I've lived here 14 years this summer.

Diane said...

Your post today is nostalgic and beautiful. I love the quote especially and the beautiful cactus flower (with bee). Have a lovely day, Tammy.

I misnamed the eagles. They're actually osprey. Red face!!! Diane

Stella said...

Isn't it amazing that even cactus has beautiful flowers. You have some very interesting scenery for your walk. My father was in the army so spent much of my life in other places. Every place you go has it's own unique beauty. Enjoy your week and thanks for coming by to see me. Stella

GWENDOLYN said...

I think it looks like a lovely place to walk. Sand on one side, grass on the other and plant life. And of course Zack as a walking partner, who could ask for more. I can just see Zack flipping out over the bee. Ha! I have not been walking in a while... tsk, tsk... I know, But I have been on the gazelle.
ta.. .love,Gwen

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Oh how true is this,,,,when I'm out for a walk, not only does the exercise brighten my thinking faculties...but the scenery gives me that spark I was looking for!

thanks for taking us on your walk today!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

My Sweet Rose. said...

Hi Tammy,
I enjoyed sharing your walk. I walk every day along the 'Downs'. These are cliff gardens high above the sea. I love that every day even on the same walk it can look so different.
Take care and smiles always,
Angela.

Yarni Gras! said...

thank you for taking us on your stroll! The photos are wonderful! I hope you had a wonderfully Happy Mother's Day!!!

Yarni Gras! said...

thank you for inviting us on your walk! I love your photos!!!!

Claus said...

Great path to walk on! Love the scenery on both sides.
thanks for sharing and have a great week ahead!

Wendy said...

Thank you for taking us on a walk with you through your neighborhood! You have some great scenery to look at...it does feel like you could be in Paris or Italy!
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!!
Wendy

crochet lady said...

I love to imagine while I'm walking too!
Like your doorway pictures. I bet there are a lot of interesting doorways to capture.

Happy@Home said...

I thoroughly enjoyed taking a walk with you and getting a glimpse of what you see in your part of the world. I also like the quote you used. I will think of it now every time I go for a walk.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

What lovely photos you took on your walk ~ all looks so beautiful. I especially like the door and the architecture of that building.
You do see so much more, smell and hear things when out walking.

Have a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

Anonymous said...

YEA!!I am happy to know you got out for a walk, even if it was a bit dusty and hazy. I have to say that a lot of the pictures you took look really familiar. It brings back nice memories to see them.

I loved your quote about how angels whisper to you when you are walking. Maybe that is why I love to walk so much. I always come back in a better mood than I was when I left. I swear, taking a walk is one of my very favorite simple pleasures in life. I know you like them too, so I have routes picked out already for this summer.

Phoebe had one of her eggs hatch yesterday on Mother's Day. How cool is that??? I am waiting for the other little egg to crack.

Hope you having a great Tuesday!!

Love ya,
Renee

Kristin said...

That looks like a great walk! I love going for walks and getting inspirations from other homes, such as paint colors, plants, shutters...

koralee said...

Oh I love evening walks...thank you for sharing. Hope your week is filled with many blessings. xo

vicki said...

Tammy - love the walk with you and Zack. Love the cactus - and especially love the doors. I am a door crazy person. I took pictures of doors all over Europe on our last trip! I take pictures of doors every where I go! (thought I was the only person obsessed with that~~~)

Vicki

A Cottage Muse said...

Tammy I love the walking quote!!! Going to put that in my little notebook! Have a wonderful day!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Tammy,
thanks for sharing your beautiful pics. & let me walk with you. Have a great day.
Hugs
Marie

Zuzu said...

Hi Tammy!
What a sweatheart Zack is to take his Mom out for an evening walk! My mind zips back to times spent walking and talking with my son... he is a grown man now, married and living in Japan. I do not get to see him very often anymore, but memories of time spent together and his wonderful hugs stay right here with me in my heart. :)
I hope you and your family have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Zuzu

deborahspalette said...

Hi, Tammy...Thank you for stopping by, I loved your mothers day post. I have been a busy bee painting almost all the walls in my home. Your picture are always so nice, its like we are right there taking a walk with on a field trip. Smiles...Have a Great Week, Deborah

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