Walking Log Compilation

I’ve recently saved up enough extra discretionary cash to buy myself a FitBit Flex.   So far, it has proven to be a good motivator.  In the past week, I have increased my daily activity and actually used the online site to track what I eat–well, mostly.   Hey, baby steps, right?

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Not in my budget. Ever.

So, I thought I’d share with you a few of the pictures I’ve taken during my recent walks.  Now, keep in mind that I take them with my phone, so the quality is sketchy, but all in all, I rather like them.  Enjoy!

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Walking Log #2 – Oh Look! A Bunny!

Today, I learned that sometimes there are simply too many distractions to allow my mind to incubate anything useful – or even coherent – during my walk.  Here are my notes:

Dreamed of giving birth in the shower.

I should print “Darkling Drake” so I can have a hard copy to review

Leaves a brighter green against the dark blue clouds

Hey! Don’t poop on me bird!

Yep. Picking up that candy wrapper.

What if I don’t think of anything when I walk?

Shit, I’m tired.

There are baby birds in that nest!  Aw!

Yeah.  Maybe this whole “take a peek inside my head while I walk” idea isn’t as genius as I thought.

Walking Log #1 – Here there be dragons

I had a crazy idea.  You see, each time I go for a walk, I snap a quick picture of something that interests me.  Today I thought, what if I wrote about my walks and shared the photos and whatever else might come to mind?  Well, it’s my blog, isn’t it?  Why the hell not?  So here goes.  I don’t know if it qualifies as poetry or not, but maybe someday it might.  Even if it doesn’t, it was fun and that’s really all that matters in the end.

Sent from my iPod –

Trees bending, wiggly, tickle fingers my way
Crimson bushes, heart-shaped, then not
Breeze pushing, increasing the pace
Millipede-leg tree leaves dancing wildly
While conifer partners softly sway
Sudden scent, lilacs
Pounding pulse on concrete
Vivid purple spikes
Spindly spider, Dragons in the clouds

Home.

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I see a dragon taking flight, head held up and back on it’s long neck, with a faint wisp of smoke curling from it’s snout.

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I see only the dragon’s head, mouth gaping, eyes sunken, and horns trailing back to the right of the frame.