Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Walking and Water

Immediately upon returning home from the States, I started back with my walking routine. At least an hour a day, early in the morning before it gets way to hot to bear. Of course, it's still very hot out there ... so hot that the cold water I take with me in a reusable water bottle is practically boiling after 30 minutes.  At that point, I can no longer drink it, but use it to pour on my hands as I make my way home.  When the warm wind blows, it actually cools the water on my hands and in turn helps to cool me down.
 The walking path is filled with birds every morning who are enjoying the grass and the sprinklers.  I spied this fine looking pigeon having a grand time taking a shower and long drinks of water.
It was so funny to watch.  You could see that he thoroughly enjoyed the water blasting right on him over and over again.
Unique water fountains are located all around the country and are very important for those who have to work outdoors.
Water, thou hast no taste, no color, no odor; canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou fillest us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses.
 (Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry, Wind, Sand, and Stars, 1939)

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday.


Mrs Twins said...

Hi Tammy
Nice of you to call in.
Thank you for your wonderful comments.
I have really enjoyed viewing your photos. Nice to see you are keeping fit!
Our weather is starting to change now it has been very hot but the days are definitely getting cooler.

Have a good day
Love Sue x

Linda said...

That's incredible about the water.

Of course, we don't have that kind of heat, but it's all what one is accustomed to, and although our temps have been more mild this July/August, there have been plenty of days where the humidity factor is just too much for me to bear. I actually like warmer weather, but when the humidity is 100%, it's very uncomfortable for me.

Good for you though on keeping up the walking! I do mine most days depending on my schedule. My hour is at lunch time, instead of eating, I walk.

Have a great day,

Maggie Bryant said...

Hi Tammy,
Thanks for popping over to Normandy Life earlier, so nice to meet you. I love looking at your photos and taking a peek into your world.

Dagmar said...

I bet there are times on your walk you would love to be that pigeon! Love the different water fountains. Have a great weekend!

kathyinozarks said...

Hi Tammy, those water fountains are really cool-loved the pigeon enjoying the water spray

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Lovely encounter with that lucky pigeon! All creatures LOVE water and it absolutely means LIFE. Be it warm or cool water; doesn't really matter!

September Violets said...

Love the pigeon in the sprinkler! What interesting water fountains there. I have to disagree that "water has no taste". I grew up drinking fresh spring water, and can tell the difference between it and other waters instantly. I can even smell water, whether from a lake or sprinkler. Now that I'm in town, I still drink more water than anything else, but it's not the same as that spring water in the country. Wendy x

Betsy said...

Okay I will seriously try NOT to complain about the heat here. As hot as it has been this year, it hasn't been that bad. I truly enjoyed the pictures of the pigeon. He was really enjoying that bath and drink now wasn't he?
Blessings my friend,

Anonymous said...

I love those water fountains that look like jugs. So creative!

Sherry said...

I love your pictures especially the ones with the birds bathing in the sprinkler (ha, ha) Have a great day!

Sharon Chapman said...

Oh that sweet little pigeon. I loved the video. I had 50 to 70 or more Evening Grosbeaks visit my garden yesterday. They were like a full choir singing away. I left the studio to sit in the garden just to listen.
You are the brave soul walking in that heat. We have had a very hot summer in the 90's and humid.So I am an early walker when the bears are not out.

Patricia Lewis said...

My first thought was how can you walk let alone work in that kind of heat ... I know I wouldn't be able to think..... Fascinating about the water, :))

The bird and the sprinkler was a hoot:))

We are heading into spring in our neck of the woods, the daffies are so beautiful...
Thanks for the pics and the updates of your part of the world :)) hugs pat in tas..

Catherine said...

Oh my it sounds so very hot, I am not someone who enjoys the heat at all. I bet you are looking forward to some cooler weather to enjoy your walks. So many unusual water fountains, thank you for sharing. Enjoy your day.

Mereknits said...

Love those shots of the pigeon, that must have been fun to see. I was walking regularly until my son had his surgery, I need to get back at it.
Hugs to you and stay cool,

Bettyann said...

thanks you for the video of the made me smile...good on you for keeping up your walking.

Createology said...

Walking is such a great thing to do. Can you freeze your water bottle at least half way to keep the rest of the water cool for you? I have never seen a pigeon enjoying a sprinkler cute! Fun fabulous water fountains. I always enjoy your photos.

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

My Mother used to tell me to run cold water over the inside of my wrists when I was little. It cools off those veins and blood there and carries it throughout the rest of your body to cool you off.
The pigeon was too cute! Smart too.
How interesting are all the different water fountains? I love the one that looks like a water bottle. The quote on water is so true...take care in the heat and don't walk too far.

Anonymous said...

You live in an interesting and beautiful area. :)


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