Saturday, May 16, 2015

My Morning Constitution

Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.
Henry David Thoreau
I much prefer to walk early morning and look forward to the time when I will be able to do so every day.  
Yesterday, hubby and I walked to the Nike store which is just across from the area where we live.  They were having a sale, and although the choices are always limited, my purple Nikes had done their time so it was time to get a new pair.
I took them for an hour and 50 minute test drive this morning.
Walked around both our neighborhood tracks, and then wandered up and down the streets where there's much more interesting things to see.
My favorite entryway of the day.
Love that checkerboard path with the grass and concrete stones.
They even had a grassy area to the right with a water fountain and seating area.
It's always a struggle to get out there when the weather is warm, hazy and windy, but once I get going, and find my rhythm, it's kinda hard to get me to stop.
As the Nike slogan says ...
JUST DO IT!
Happy Saturday!

28 comments:

Createology said...

Nice new Nike's and looks like they like to walk as much as you do dear. I adore that checkerboard grass area next to the fountain. Blue Skies for you...

Taciana Simmons said...

Good job Tammie... Yes it's all about a "just do it" attitude. Beautiful pictures my friend

Betsy said...

Yay! New shoes! You certainly deserve them with your faithfulness to get out there and walk ...even when it's hot out. I admire your fortitude in walking so much. I really need to be better. And it really is easier for me to exercise here at the lake than in the winter at home in the ice and snow. No excuses. I must walk. And I'll be thinking g of you Tammy while I do. :-)
Blessings,
Betsy

Quinn said...

I bought a pair of walking shoes a few weeks ago, to replace the pair worn out last summer. Now I'm knitting another pair of summer socks to add to the rotation. I may not get out there walking daily when the humidity cranks up, but I will try!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
You sound and look great with your new 'happy feet' on. Incredible photos and yes, we ought to look more at the beauty that still is around us. Forgetting the ugly...
Hugs,
Mariette

Little Treasures said...

Happy Sunday Tammy! I love that you always take us on your lovely and interesting walks! Thank you for that!

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

lovely !!!!
happy sunday, xxxxx Ale

Mereknits said...

Love the new shoes, I had to buy a pair myself a few weeks ago. It is hot and humid here but I will be off on a little walk in an hour or tow.
Hugs,
Meredith

Melanie said...

I give you a lot of credit for doing all that walking, especially in the heat and humidity!

Teresa Kasner said...

Love your new Nikes! You know their headquarters are here in Portland, Oregon. My daughter worked there and my nephew is up in the mgmt there. You sure do find some pretty flowers to photograph there. I have some pretty stuff out on my deck. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Susan said...

Your walking is always an inspiration, Tammy. Glad you got your new shoes, too! Susan

Aishwarya said...

Hi Tammy

When it comes to walking and regularity in taking walks... all credit to you. You JUST DO IT :)

barbara judge said...

You discover so many neat nooks and crannies on your walks. It's a delight to walk along with you through your photos. -- barbara

Liz D said...

You have such an eye for beauty and always find such lovely things on your walks. I love the checkerboard walkway. Enjoy your new shoes and walks.

lizzy

Catherine said...

It always takes that effort in the beginning to get motivated and once you do it is always worth it in the end. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of your walk. Love your new shoes:)

Mrs. Micawber said...

All the plants are just like what I used to see in Southern California. Love the checkerboard walkway! I'll bet that little lawn takes a lot of maintenance to keep it so green and soft. :)

Happy new shoes, and may they carry you many happy miles!

Linda said...

Love all of your photos! I'm reading Thoreau right now.

I'm wearing Nike shorts at work today - well, I wore them for my midday walk and will change back soon, though now with the students pretty much gone for the summer, things can be casual here. It's warm and humid here right now which for us is low 80s with 100% humidity, but my middway walk is essential every day. Only on the weekends do I get up early and do it in the morning.

Have a great week!
Linda

Debby said...

Pretty landscaping photos. I am staying in from the humidity today. We have had several days of pop up thunderstorms and darkness.
Like your new sneakers.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

It is such a good motto - Just do it.
I enjoyed seeing all the lovely sights you saw on your walk - love the chequerboard walkway.
Enjoy the rest of the week
hugs
Carolyn

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Don't know if I can adjust to those new Nikes... I was so used to the purple ones!! hehee. You go, girl! It is a matter of just DOING it! LOVE that checker board walkway! here's to the time for early morning walks coming soon! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Kit said...

Great pics! I always love your tour of your city. You capture such unique places. Nice shoes too! :) Kit

Helen Philipps said...

It's great that you walk so much, Tammy, and your new shoes look lovely. I enjoyed all your interesting pictures....the checkerboard path is a wonderful idea!
Happy weekend.
Helen xox

Dagmar said...

I agree, what a good slogan Nike has.."just do it" I have a Fitbit charge, it measures the amount of steps I take each day, it reminds me to increase the amount I walk on a daily basis..love the photos you take along the way, makes me think I am walking right along with you.:)

Nancy said...

They say shoes have a 500 mile life. How long did yours last??

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

Didn't you just get those purple shoes? I love that checkerboard path and it looks like they have a spotlight at night and also are training some vines to go up to the balcony? Very nice place! Did you retire yet or did I dream that? LOL! You haven't blogged for awhile so I hope all is okay. Will your son come home for the summer? TTYL!

June said...

I agree Tammy. Sometimes I just don't feel motivated in the beginning, but once you've made the commitment it's all good. Your new shoes took you by some beautiful places. I love seeing that even though the country you live in is so far away, there are still so many similarities.
It's really a beautiful place!
I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week my dear.
sending hugs....

Yarni Gras! said...

I love these photos!!!

CatieAn said...

New shoes
nike shoes
pretty photos
all in a row
great photos the court yard is my favorite to sit by that fountain under the tree

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