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lunarsongbird
02-25-2013, 11:57 AM
"If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk." ~Raymond Inmon

One of the reasons I love walking is that it's really an awesome sensory experience. I really enjoyed my walk this morning, despite that it was 17 degrees out.

I wanted to share with you a few of the things I enjoyed this morning:

Sight: I love living in Colorado. We actually have seasons here. This weekend we had a bit of blowing snow- so this morning the world looked like it was covered in diamonds. Everywhere you looked it sparkled.

I love that I'm the first footprints in the fallen snow:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/phpfdUhoUAM_zps27ebc9a6.jpg

Beautiful landscaping:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/php9dYz4lAM_zps33cf2a13.jpg

Start and Finish:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/phpQHhmLcAM_zps668addc5.jpg

Sound: More then anything I heard the snow crunching under my feet. Once it gets below 20- the snow really starts to crackle. The birds were singing this morning, including this lovely: You can hear it's call if you click "typical voice"- http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eurasian_Collared-Dove/id
A woodpecker was pounding on a tree.

A snow plow came by and I could hear people scraping ice off their cars. A school bus drove by:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/phpOd31UeAM1_zps1b332f5e.jpg

Touch: Mostly I was fiddling with my scarf. Although I did touch the snow a couple of times.

Smell: The air here smells clean. Oftentimes I would pass some pine trees that would make me feel like I was walking through a forest. A grandfather drove past in a truck and his cologne lingered in the air.

Someone had a fire going in their fireplace, using a duraflame.

Taste: I came home and picked out a tea I thought was appropriate for a winter walk- Orange Spice Tea.
(DH and I might have a bit of a tea problem, this isn't even half of our collection)
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/phpNzRdkmAM_zps05340750.jpg


So this week, I challenge you- take us on a walk. What does it look like? Smell like? Sound like? Feel like? And taste like? Encourage us to take our own walking journeys!


lunarsongbird
02-25-2013, 12:01 PM
Does this link work? I took a bit of video for you!
Hear the birds? And don't you just love Pikes Peak covered in snow? Oh! And the snow crunching! That's the main reason I took the video.
(I'm sorry if it makes you a bit dizzy)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-hYpH2DH50

omgsasha
02-25-2013, 12:03 PM
thank you for sharing this with us! sounds like a lovely walk! and i think im going to start doing it too! :) and omg i love orange spice tea!! and i also love hearing the birds chirp early in the morning! i cant wait to start my walking! :)


betsy2013
02-25-2013, 01:16 PM
What a wonderful positive way to look at exercising! Thank you for sharing both the video and your thoughts. One of the reasons that I'm on this journey is that I miss just being able to do things. Right now if I walk more than about 200 feet, I have to take a cane and to say it's slow going would be an understatement. Getting to the point where I can enjoy being outdoors (I live in WA state, 20 miles from Mt. Rainier) is one of the main reasons I'm doing this. This really uplifted me this morning! Thank you.

lunarsongbird
02-25-2013, 02:10 PM
omgasha, I hope you share your experience of a walk this week!

betsy- I'm glad you liked this virtual walk. Hopefully there is more for your to read and find inspirational! Are you able to do any exercising yet?

opheliaphoenix
02-25-2013, 05:40 PM
My neighborhood isn't nearly as lovely this time of year; very dead and brown, no snow, and just lots of muddy areas from the rain. So, I'm not sure how inspiring it would be, but I still think this is a wonderful idea! I love this kind of thoughtful, interactive posting. I will certainly see about trying this out, as well. Thank you for your post...it made me want to go find a cabin in the mountains where there is actually snow and go play! I like the way you think, and I think we would be great friends in real life. :yes:

lunarsongbird
02-26-2013, 11:13 AM
Didn't feel like taking a walk this morning, but I quieted my mind and indulged my soul...so I headed out the door. There is one more thing you should know- I'm a nerd:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/phpwDnVi3AM_zps6db61ac7.jpg
Someday I will have awesomely cute and matching clothes like the slim mothers I passed on my walk this morning, but as of now- I wear multiple layers of things I fit into. :: shrugs :: Next winter will be different.
Don't let clothing stop you from walking in the winter. Just put more items on.

I think if I open my heart up on my walks- that my walk will be different every day, so I took some more pictures to prove it.

Something is hiding for you in this one:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/phpOgvuksAM_zpse2777bad.jpg

Aren't we clever here in Colorado? Even our ice is clever and artistic... ;)
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/phpHzYtPGAM_zps1ec3d991.jpg
True story...as I was kneeling down to take a picture of that lawn art- I heard some...hm... intimate sounds coming from the house adjacent. Then I realized it was a small dog howling. Boy- I would be embarrassed if my neighbors thought I had a rocking bedroom life, because my dogs liked to make noise.

Do you see the Garden of the Gods on the top picture there? How could I have not noticed that in the past? No idea...
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/phpJ4qmApAM_zps36307a72.jpg

I'm still waiting to go on a walk with YOU!

lunarsongbird
02-26-2013, 02:48 PM
I like the way you think, and I think we would be great friends in real life. :yes:

I like you too! That means that you can never leave again, because I'll be sad. You're stuck here until you hit your goal weight. k,thx.
http://beezuskiddo.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/lolcats-friend.jpg

Tziri
02-26-2013, 03:01 PM
Ahh I'm so jealous! I love Colorado and my friend and I have a plan to do an 8 mile hike this summer over there. I live in WA too, but not a beautiful area like Mt. Rainier! I like visiting our friends in Enumclaw though because the views are so gorgeous near the mountain.
My walks consist of views of cows and then an open field that someone really let go and then more cows.

Although I do have to add that it is entertaining during calving seasons. I love baby animals and the calves follow you near the fences sometimes.

opheliaphoenix
02-26-2013, 04:13 PM
Lunar: Aww, of course! I say we seal the deal with a nerdhug!

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnfb8dZXyo1qzytp4.gif
Hahah.

Also, I have totally been to the Garden of the Gods; beautiful! I lived in Colorado Springs for a little over 6 months back in 2008. I really liked Colorado, and wish I'd had a little longer to live there before having to move. (Especially since my next location was a dismal little city in the lower reaches of Oklahoma, lol.) Manitou Springs was another one of my favorite places in the area out there.

lunarsongbird
02-26-2013, 04:30 PM
I LOVE Manitou! Maybe the military will bring you back to the springs someday? I love it here.

I adore the nerd hug! You should come with me (and others that join) to Rinvendell...and eventually Mordor! http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/chicks-up-challenge/265829-challenge-nerds-walk-mordor-4.html
Join the fellowship. You know you want to.

Thinforme
02-26-2013, 04:55 PM
I am living vicariously, I actually log all my walks inside my house because my neighborhood isn't safe for walking "busy curvy steep road without sidewalks". So I'll be walling with you all with the pictures. Love this thread Lunar :)

lunarsongbird
02-26-2013, 06:46 PM
I am living vicariously, I actually log all my walks inside my house because my neighborhood isn't safe for walking "busy curvy steep road without sidewalks". So I'll be walling with you all with the pictures. Love this thread Lunar :)

Thanks! I'm glad you like it. I figured I would focus on a new "eye opening" thing every week...Next week? Nutrients in the food we eat.

Thinforme
02-26-2013, 08:14 PM
Sounds like a great thread idea :)

elvislover324
02-26-2013, 08:45 PM
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/phpwDnVi3AM_zps6db61ac7.jpg


You are as cute in person as I thought you'd be. :)

opheliaphoenix
02-26-2013, 11:29 PM
I adore the nerd hug! You should come with me (and others that join) to Rinvendell...and eventually Mordor! http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/chicks-up-challenge/265829-challenge-nerds-walk-mordor-4.html
Join the fellowship. You know you want to.

Whaaaat!? A walk to Mordor? Hahah, that is so awesome. I checked it out, and it is such a neat idea. Thanks for the heads-up! I'd be SO far behind, but it sounds interesting, so I will probably join you guys anyway. ;)

lunarsongbird
02-27-2013, 12:39 AM
You are as cute in person as I thought you'd be. :)

:o Thanks! You make me blush!! This is a picture of me and my usually sometimes better half:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/phpjBQ4c5PM_zps6e76f65e.jpg

Whaaaat!? A walk to Mordor? Hahah, that is so awesome. I checked it out, and it is such a neat idea. Thanks for the heads-up! I'd be SO far behind, but it sounds interesting, so I will probably join you guys anyway. ;)

It's mostly just me. I'm not sure why people get tired of this challenge, but I like it a lot. I look forward to increasing my numbers little by little every week.

Thinforme
02-27-2013, 09:17 AM
I would LOVE to join the "Walk To Mordor" challenge. I am a huge rings fan :) But I don't have a way to log miles right now.

bettyboop56
02-27-2013, 09:42 AM
"If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk." ~Raymond Inmon

One of the reasons I love walking is that it's really an awesome sensory experience. I really enjoyed my walk this morning, despite that it was 17 degrees out.

I wanted to share with you a few of the things I enjoyed this morning:

Sight: I love living in Colorado. We actually have seasons here. This weekend we had a bit of blowing snow- so this morning the world looked like it was covered in diamonds. Everywhere you looked it sparkled.

I love that I'm the first footprints in the fallen snow:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/phpfdUhoUAM_zps27ebc9a6.jpg

Beautiful landscaping:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/php9dYz4lAM_zps33cf2a13.jpg

Start and Finish:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/phpQHhmLcAM_zps668addc5.jpg

Sound: More then anything I heard the snow crunching under my feet. Once it gets below 20- the snow really starts to crackle. The birds were singing this morning, including this lovely: You can hear it's call if you click "typical voice"- http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eurasian_Collared-Dove/id
A woodpecker was pounding on a tree.

A snow plow came by and I could hear people scraping ice off their cars. A school bus drove by:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/phpOd31UeAM1_zps1b332f5e.jpg

Touch: Mostly I was fiddling with my scarf. Although I did touch the snow a couple of times.

Smell: The air here smells clean. Oftentimes I would pass some pine trees that would make me feel like I was walking through a forest. A grandfather drove past in a truck and his cologne lingered in the air.

Someone had a fire going in their fireplace, using a duraflame.

Taste: I came home and picked out a tea I thought was appropriate for a winter walk- Orange Spice Tea.
(DH and I might have a bit of a tea problem, this isn't even half of our collection)
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/phpNzRdkmAM_zps05340750.jpg


So this week, I challenge you- take us on a walk. What does it look like? Smell like? Sound like? Feel like? And taste like? Encourage us to take our own walking journeys!


I love how u enjoy the things we should all enjoy every day and thanks for sharing with us you have made my day brighter just by reading your post.

Leaves
02-27-2013, 10:21 AM
What an awesome thread! I'm so jealous of how beautiful your neighbourhood is! Considering I live in England, it's no-where near as green as people think it is. I wish I had mountains nearby to marvel at!

Perhaps I'll try and find a pretty walk to document, rather than my usual trek to class!

lunarsongbird
02-27-2013, 11:23 AM
I would love to see a bit of England! Please take us there! Even if it's just to class.

lunarsongbird
02-27-2013, 11:26 AM
I went to the gym this morning instead of walking, but check out this picture I snapped for you. The moon was setting. I love when the moon and sun are at the same height in the sky at opposite sides of the horizon. There is something very peaceful about that.
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/lunarsongbird/phpDCrpQMAM_zps83624e60.jpg

omgsasha
02-27-2013, 01:21 PM
so i made a video for this thread and i cant upload it :( what a drag!!!!

thnknthin1
02-27-2013, 05:22 PM
Hey Lunar!

We have been out of town the past few days and found a half decent day to take a walk. It was a nearby park that had a nice trail around the lake. I forgot to take pics of the trail but took one of my 2 year old in his stroller, which totally got stuck in the snow :) and my DH pushing him on the swings.

lunarsongbird
02-27-2013, 09:07 PM
omgasha- Can you upload it to youtube?

Thnkthin- SO much SNOW!! Did your little one love it?

thnknthin1
02-28-2013, 10:57 AM
omgasha- Can you upload it to youtube?

Thnkthin- SO much SNOW!! Did your little one love it?


Yes! He loved the snow. His dad taught him to throw snowballs so he had a blast tossing those at me, he was just giggling every time. It was also quite the workout pushing his stroller thru all that snow to make it to the trail!
We are back home now, I'll have to take some pics next time we hit the trail here.

toastedsmoke
03-01-2013, 05:16 AM
So I've never been one of life's walkers or outdoorsy-types. In fact, one of my favourite sayings is: "the outdoors is best enjoyed with a large, shiny window and a good book from the climate-controlled indoors." That being said, I saw this thread a couple of days ago and was inspired by lunar to take in a little more of the beautiful, great outdoors.

So, I decided to walk the 5 or so kilometres to the gym this morning instead of driving there as I usually do. I got to see the sunrise as well. So all in all, score! It's something I definitely want to keep up even though the heat and the bugs were real (!), even that early in the morning.

So anyway, Good morning from the tropics!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8239/8517242669_b0bbc30b29.jpg

lunarsongbird
03-01-2013, 09:47 AM
Wow! Awesome!! No snow there! ;) What was the temperature? I like the cloud formations.

toastedsmoke
03-01-2013, 02:24 PM
Haha! No snow ever in the history of mankind! That's like before 7a.m. and it was already 28 degrees C so like basically 82 degrees F!

thnknthin1
03-01-2013, 03:58 PM
Lunar - How do you imbed your images? Whenever I upload an attachment it always comes out as a thumbnail that has to be clicked on. I've tried copying and pasting but that doesn't work.

lunarsongbird
03-01-2013, 05:29 PM
I use the insert image button (the one with the mountain and moon?)
http://www.mutinydesign.co.uk/resources/images/using-fck-editor-with-images/insert-image-button-in-fck-editor.png

and it prompts me for a link. Usually I'm using a direct link from google. If it's my picture- I use photobucket to upload the picture there. Then I use the direct link photobucket provides me.

thnknthin1
03-01-2013, 09:35 PM
Thanks!

Daimere
03-11-2013, 03:00 AM
It's mostly just me. I'm not sure why people get tired of this challenge, but I like it a lot. I look forward to increasing my numbers little by little every week.
I'm a nerd but LOTR has never thrilled me. My husband and I have legit fights over it cause I refused to see the Hobbit. Too bad there's no walking in everything else I love (Who, Star Trek or Star Wars?)!