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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Come Walk With Me

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I'm not a morning person. I'm not an exercise person. I'm not a diligent person. But for the past few weeks, I've been driving two miles down the road to meet up with my sister early in the mornings (before hubby heads to work) to go walking/running. For three weeks we've endured all sorts of weather and darkness. Some mornings we've been drenched. Some mornings we've marveled at the glittering sky and watched vivid shooting stars.

Tuesday morning I woke in the dark, layered on the clothing, headed outside into the heavy grayness, waited for the ice on my windshield to thaw, drove through the fog, and met Shannon to begin our walk on the quiet country road.

May I tell you, I'm loving the time change.

Halfway into our walk, we had the promise of rosy dawn on our left:

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And the retreating full moon on our right:

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Hello, sunshine.

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Through the fog towards the west, you can barely make out the hill which I call home
(at least a little parcel of land at the base of it...), and see the acres of 'lawn' which span the mile or two between us.
Our walking/photo session ran long, I had to hurry back so that Russ could make it to work on time.

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Back home, I stopped at the end of our driveway to capture the view back towards Shannon:

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Russ hurried off, but there was more magic to capture.

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26 comments:

Carrie said...

Gorgeous shots!!! Pre-kids we used to get up before the sun to walk ... loved starting my days that way! "The heavens declare the glory of God ... "

Susan said...

Those are beautiful! I'm not a morning person either. I have a hard time getting up early. And I am a night owl.

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Stunning - absolutely stunning! I especially loved that one of the little bare tree with the water drops sparkling on the fence wire!
Some of my favorite photos I've ever taken were early November mornings. And though I'm not a morning person either I've been known to wander around the yard in pj's boots and coat, camera in hand. Good thing I don't have close neighbors. :)

Sandy Toes said...

You live in a gorgeous spot!
Enjoy your walks!
sandy toe

Heasleye said...

Love. Love! LOVE!
What a brilliant reward for your early morning diligence! Keep it up, girl! :)

SKELLER said...

oh, wow. these take my breath away with their sheer beauty. what a total bonus for you and Shannon. an amazing way to begin the day...

doesn't it *almost* make you want to get up and do it the next day, too?!?! ;-)

carole said...

Your pictures are amazing. So lovely.
Good job sticking to the walks. I envy you - how special to be able to walk with a sister every morning. :)

Heidi said...

Skeller~ Oh, it didn't look like that the next day. :) Today it was completely foggy and gray (and cold again). At least it wasn't pouring down rain, though...

Anonymous said...

Oh Heidi, you captured enchantment! I'm so happy you've been spending this time, it's really important for your soul. Wish I had a sis two miles away! Hope to see you soon, Tera.

Umm Khadijah said...

Very beautiful photos :)

Danielle said...

Beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous pictures and inspiring post!Destiny D.

SmallWorld at Home said...

Oh my goodness! They are all beautiful but that last one is absolutely stunning!

jodi said...

so, so beautiful heidi!
jodi

Anonymous said...

Lovely pics!
Enjoy the special time with your sister!
Amelia

Jennifer said...

Perhaps tomorrow morning I will close my eyes and imagine my running route looks like yours. Of course then I will be hit by a metrobus or a grumpy bike commuter. : )

Magical photos, Heidi.

Crystal said...

Those photos are just beautiful, I love the morning!!!!

nanajoy said...

Heidi....these pics are so beautiful!! I felt like I had been able to join in with you and Shannon!!!

Timi said...

Great shots!!

Lisa said...

Such lovely photos!

I am not a morning person either, but the time change has been good for me. My entire family has been going to bed earlier (since it feels like it's 9 even when it's just 6 lol) and it is so much easier to get up in the morning! This might be the first year that I've been happy about the time change :)

Renee said...

Heidi,
My parents are vacationing in Oregon this week. I think they are on the coast today. They think it is the most beautiful state they have ever seen! Your pictures make me think so, too!

Life with Kaishon said...

What gorgeous pictures. Stunning.

Great job walking and running. That is so awesome!

Beth said...

breathtaking. leaves me speechless.

Holly said...

When are you going to start selling your prints? You should have a store on Etsy- I would buy them.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the last photo. Would you consider selling the photos on Etsy? thanks.

Heidi said...

I'm not really up to setting up an Etsy store at the moment, but if you (anyone) would like the image file to print (and don't mind a small watermark :)), just email me (heidi@poetsgarden.com) and I'll send you the image. Free lovely, and all that. :)