Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wednesday Wandering

Go outside.
Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see.
We walk in our sleep and teach our muscles to work without thinking and I dare you to walk where you have not yet walked and I dare you to notice. Don’t try to get anything out of it, because you won’t. Don’t try to make use of it, because you can’t. And that’s the point. Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realize that that is enough to be happy. There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it.
Charlotte Eriksson
Yesterday I walked round and round the walking paths near our home, but today decided to wander the neighborhood, winding my way up and down streets, looking for interesting things along the way.  I enjoy walking for exercise, but wandering is good for the soul.

Happy Wednesday!

25 comments:

a writing place said...

And you have a lovely area, to wander in. :-)

Where I live, winter will not let go. Soon though, it will be a pleasure, to walk...

Betsy said...

Love those red flowers and the doors with the stripes on them. Thank you so much for taking us along on your walks with you. They are places that I'll most likely never see, so I really enjoy it.
Blessings, Betsy

crafty cat corner said...

what is the little box, it looks like a telephone box?
Briony
x

janice15 said...

Very nice I did the same thing yesterday it was a lovely day in San Francisco.. Happy Wednesday with love Janice

Linda said...

LOVE the message!! I rarely ever bring my phone with me on my run/walks (which Sarah said that I need to just refer to as my RUNS - because as she said, hardly anyone runs the entire time of a run, so 4 miles today was my 4 mile run). :) Anyway, I rarely ever bring my phone. Sometimes Sarah chastises me for not bringing it as she says - "what if something were to happen to you along the way?" What if? Because you know what, back in the day, no one ever had cell phones with them and I went all over the place and oh well.... So, that's how I happily live most of my days - no photo taking - no sharing - just running and being and you're right... it's WONDERFUL. ♥

Gracie Saylor said...

Thanks for a great post, Tammy...the quote, the photos, your narrative.... Blessings! xx

Teresa Kasner said...

You are so lucky to live in a place where bougainvillia grows.. it's a wonderful flower. One thing about my chosen method of exercise is that the swimming pool is always the same.. but the people that share the pool always fascinate me. Mostly annoy me.. LOL! Splashy swimmers. Enjoy your walks. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

SusanLotus said...

I really like this post. When I lived in Stockholm many years ago
I used to do alot walking by myself or with my daughter who loved
walking too. A book I often read "Let your creativity flow" by Julia Cameron
write alot about the importance of walking everyday.

Maybe I should start walking alone again because I have become so
dependent always being with my hubby... I used to be a very independent
person. Nowadays I feel half going out alone and I don´t like that feeling.

Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos. The red flowers are gorgeous. :)
Happy thursday to you!
Sussie

Aishwarya said...

You live in a beautiful world Tammy!! Nice clicks while on your wander sortie!!

Diane said...

Wandering is wonderful. 56 years ago, newly married (with free time for a change). I wandered the streets and neighborhoods of this new town of mine. I sat in the little children's chairs in the children's section and read children's books in the little Carnegie library which is now gone. I wandered the aisles of FW Woolworth which is now gone. I wove in and out of stores and shops on the streets and they're all gone now. It was a wonderful odysey and I have never forgotten that time nor the places I went. It was so joyful. Thank you for doing this post, Tammy. Maybe it's time for another walk. Diane

linda said...

That's lovely Tammy I love to explore new places but I'm going to wait until the weather gets a bit warmer, your photo's are lovely. :) xx

andrea said...

What a great quote! Definitely plan on doing more of this as spring is on its way!!
- Andrea

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Happy Birthday and in Sri Lanka! I'm envious and so glad you were able to celebrate there...how wonderful and exciting! Walking...I love where I live and love to walk here...when the weather is nice I walk in the pastures so the dogs can go with me. 3 times around the upper pasture is 2 miles and it's beautiful!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Loved seeing where you went walking and how gorgeous the sunflowers and bougainvillea are.
Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Peggy Jones said...

Thanks for such a beautiful post. I am working on yarn bombing a down tree stump in my back yard. I did not want to put something somewhere it would mot be wanted so starting at home. I will let you know when I finish. My post on Friday will start my idea.Thanks for sharing that idea.

Wanda said...

Oh I love this from Charlotte Eriksson. So very true and your pictures prove it.

Createology said...

I love to meander off the beaten path however usually in my vehicle. I enjoy your walks and photos because they are so unlike our neighborhoods. What is the door image? Excellent exercise dear...

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
If you can walk in your neighborhood wherever you like to, that is just great!
Is it hilly in your area or are you walking only on flat surface?
For us it often is very hilly on foot and worse if you're on your bike. That with the heat in summer nearly kills you.
Enjoy the outdoors and sending you hugs,
Mariette

Mereknits said...

Good for you walking and meandering a bit too. I need to get back to walking, but with work and Little Buddy I am finding that hard to do. Thus the expanding butt and waist I have.
Hugs,
Meredith

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I love how you see the beauty in everywhere you go. The sunflowers were my favorite on this journey....always turning and twisting their little faces towards the sun. I love that! :) Wishing you a day filled with many blessings. :)

Serena Lewis said...

How lovely! In this busy, hectic world, it's so important to slow down and quiet our minds so we can truly 'see' what beauty surrounds us.

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you for sharing your exotic world... It is lovely to see the world through your eyes... Beautiful! Xox

handmade by amalia said...

I like the idea of disconnecting for some private time.
Amalia
xo

Rostrose said...

Great photos, dearest Tammy, and wonderful words!
We went outside without a phone, too - to life in a mountain cabin in the Austrian alps for one week. If you wanna see it and see some snow - it's here: http://rostrose.blogspot.co.at/2016/03/almhutten-tage-und-noch-ein-bisserl-mehr.html ;o))
Lots of hugs, Traude

Kit said...

Thanks for my walking tour! So lovely and you capture it all so well. Look at those sunflowers! I want! :) Kit

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