Friday, March 8, 2013

Joys by the Wayside

[Walking] is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. 
― Elizabeth von ArnimThe Adventures of Elizabeth in RĂ¼gen
 It's amazing what a little sunshine and a morning walk can do for one's mood and energy level.
Along the way there were swarms of butterflies, birds tweeting, flowers and trees and a lovely breeze.

Have a fabulous Friday!

38 comments:

Mereknits said...

Okay, now you have motivated me, I better get my behind off this chair and out the door for a walk.
Hugs to you Tammy and Happy Weekend.
Meredith

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Tammy, it is nice to see all the flowers as we still have some snow on the ground. The pictures on my blog with my kiddos was taken about 10 days ago when we were blanketed in snow and offices and schools were closed for several days. I can't imagine what you are going through as you send Yusef to college here in the states. I am only sending my daughter a little over an hour away. It will be a new chapter for both of our lives as moms. Have a great weekend.

Yvonne said...

I agree. Even riding my bicycle is almost too fast to see things. LOL Lovely pictures and I see you have many of the same flowers that we do here in South Texas. I think our weather is similar.

Little Treasures said...

I must admit that this winter I haven't walked as much as I would love to. But, come spring -that would certainly change!
Thanks for the inspiration! Love the pictures!

girlunwinding said...

what a glorious host of flowers you've shared! makes me anxious for our own flowers that are trying to awaken as I type this. It won't be much longer. Have a super weekend! hope it is full of all the things you love.
~Dawn

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

I woke up to slushy snow this morning, so it's a pleasure to see the sunny day and beautiful flowers in your post. Thanks!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Oh how I love listening to the sounds of nature and seeing it beautiful wonder. Thanks for sharing your walk with us. Hugs judy

Debi Y. said...

Lovely pictures Tammy. Thanks for stopping by my blog - and have a good day.

kathyinozarks said...

beautiful walk-I will be taking a walk later today too-sunshine a little warmer today-enjoy your day Kathy

Yarni Gras! said...

Glorious flowers! It is chilly here today but spring is waking everything up!

Astri said...

You could not have wrapped up the joys of walking better. The quote at the top of your post nails it!

oldthings said...

Yes , I agree with you ! When you walk you can see so beautiful images and the mood changes ! I loved the smells of flowers that diffuse !!!
An optimist post today !
Have a nice weekend !
Olympia

Sangeetha said...

Hi Tammy, You have inspired me and I have finally started going for evening walks! Happy Women's Day. Have a great weekend.
Love

Linda said...

Hi Tammy,
Ahhh walking one of my most favorite things to do! I love it.

Loved seeing your photos from such a different place than here. Hey though, we do finally have sunshine here today and right now it's in the upper 30s, the warmest we've had in a while. Supposed to be mid 40's today and upper 50s (dare I say maybe 60 tomorrow - and that will be short weather for sure).

Take care,
Linda

Bead and Needle said...

Fabulous, indeed - I have to wait for the rains to stop today, but will be joining you...happy weekend - Tanya

crafty cat corner said...

Hi Tammy
If you wander over to my blog you'll see how your simple act of kindness has expanded into a note book cover.
thanks once again.
Briony
x

Lorrie said...

Walking really does lift the spirits! Beautiful sights along your walk.

SusanLotus said...

I love the quote and your photos are wonderful!

Wishing you a marvelous weekend!

by Teresa said...

I so agree! We have sunshine here and warmth and I'm to head off in moments for a lunch with 3 of my NW blogging friends.. yeehaw! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Sounds like a wonderful walk! Such lovely photos :) Have a great weekend, Tammy.

Acorn to Oak said...

It always feels so good to go outside. And, you're so right....walking is a much better way to see things you'd normally miss. Nice photos. It looks nice and warm there. Have a great weekend!

Diane said...

Yes, walking is perfect. Beautiful flowers for you along the way, too. Diane

Patty said...

I am very eager to walk. I think we had our last snow this week. I have been very sedentary this winter and really need to get some exercise!

Sam I Am...... said...

Wow! Your Winter is lots prettier than ours! LOL! But we're coming around and tomorrow is supposed to be near 70 F. I'll be outside all day for sure!
I got your card and sweet little crocheted heart today! I "blogged" it! Thank you SO much....it truly warmed my heart. I smile each time I look at it....which is a lot!!!
Have a great weekend! Hugs and much gratitude!
Your quote today is so true.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
What a joy it is indeed to be on foot and in touch with your surroundings!
Found a sweet idea on Etsy that I want to pass on to you: http://www.etsy.com/listing/24356032/set-of-3-vintage-rose-handmade-gift-tags

Hugs to you,
Mariette

Mistea said...

Looks like there are lots of colours in your part of the world right now.
Love the pictures from your walk.

Marissa said...

Need to start moving you just motivated me.

koralee said...

What a lovely area you live in...walking is so good for clearing the mind. Thank you for your sweet comment about my book...you are such an encourager. xoxo

Susan said...

Pretty fountain with the flowers, Tammy.

Your walking inspires me (once the snow clears.)

Thanks for your visit and comment to my blog, too. Susan

Gaby Bee said...

Sounds like a wonderful walk! Your flower pictures are sooo beautiful.
We are waiting to "wake up" here where I live - no sign of spring yet
~ it's so cold here still :-(

Have a sunny weekend!
Hugs,
Gaby

TACIStudio said...

I'm going to try my best tomorrow to go on a walk... I went on a very nice walk today...it's nice here his weekend ( all thought still a bit col) and the sun is shining....I love a good walk...pretty things you recorded on your walk. :)

Kim Andersen said...

It looks like a beautiful day for a walk!!!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, wish I was on the lovely walk with you!

La Tea Dah said...

So beautiful! I love all the flowers in bloom!

LuLu Kellogg said...

I have been recovering from a major surgery has kept me from doing too much for a while but hopefully now I will be back to visiting with everyone and Blogging a bit.

My Blog is private now so if you would like the link, shoot me an email at lulukellogg@verizon.net (new email address!) and I will send you the link!

Off to catching up with Blogs! I have missed you!

Love,
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Yarni Gras! said...

after a rough week, I posted a few photos today of our yard "waking up." It reminded me of the photos you share. Have a great week.

Meeha Meeha said...

Wonderful photos, T! If I had to walk past these beautiful flowers, I would feel the energy flushing trough my veins, too!

mmelayman said...

I love seeing this side of Kuwait...thank you for sharing :)

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