The Week in Walks, etc. Vol 40

Wow, number 40 already…amazing!

Anyway, a better week for the walking, but admittedly, I should have been out more on Wednesday and Thursday when the temperatures were upwards of 20ยฐC+ outside, but my old friend vampire was around again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also, a bit of an experiment – I’m going to use smaller images, just because the first one was (at my default) over 300k, so I resized it by half once more. I might switch to full size images in the future, but for now, I’ll stick to thumbnails.. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunday, 20th April

Walking 20/4/08 A

First up, some of the trees that are starting to grow their leaves (and drop stuff on the road – the stuff on this tree was white and lengthy; you’ll see some more later). I gotta say that it does give you some hope that the winter is finally over. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Walking 20/4/08 B

I have to say that this is an amazing shot – I don’t know exactly what kind of bird this is, but it was one of those shots that, using the sports mode, actually came out properly and not all blurry.

Distance – 7270 steps, 5.81km

Monday, 21st April

Walking 21/4/08

This picture should serve as a lesson to me: don’t try to do anything south of the freeway before work. You won’t get anywhere. All of those cars are lined up to go onto the freeway, but of course, you have to sit with them on the road…for some reason all of the traffic doesn’t start to back up until you get past the turn off for my work…I almost freaked out, but made it in time. I decided to do what needed to get done (buy gas…) after work. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Distance – 1502 steps, 1.20km

Tuesday, 22nd April

Walking 22/4/08

This is looking out to one direction at a stoplight I sit at every single day. Sometimes I get lucky and land at the front of the queue, generating this kind of shot. And, honest! Those signs are blank. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Distance – 1667 steps, 1.33km

Wednesday, 23rd April

Walking 23/4/08

Yet another lesson learnt about vehicles – don’t leave them under a maple tree! See that clear spot? That’s where one of the cars sat for a couple of days and all the buds fell off of the tree, along with a ton of bird crap, landed on the car. Luckily all of that washes off in rain. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Distance – 2477 steps, 1.98km

Thursday, 24th April

No picture, mostly because it was raining during a good bit of the day, the beginning of some nice spring storms which make you wonder what nature has against us at times…

Distance – 1505 steps, 1.20km

Friday, 25th April

Walking 25/4/08

Ahh, early morning. A time when if I’m heading in to volunteer, I get to sit on the passenger side and take shots of the fog that accumulated from the temperatures not going too low overnight…

Distance – 4142 steps, 3.31km

Saturday, 26th April

Walking 26/4/08 A

This is another of those purely “cool” shots – of the sunset over a Saturday evening. At the left is the horse paddock. I think it’s safe to say that they won’t be there anytime soon, as the amount of water has just increased and increased. The other picture is from the train at the right…

Walking 26/4/08 B

This grain car is one that was quite interesting. Actually, it looks like a grain car, but it’s something to do with chemicals. The message on the side says that “Sumex Chemicals Exports”. I’m not totally surprised though that this kind of car would go through, considering I’ve seen some interesting foreign cars go through lately. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Distance – 2123 steps, 1.69km

In other news… An interesting thing happened this week – I ran out of pages in my to do booklet. Never fear, though, because I knew it was coming and got myself two notebooks as they were available at Wal-Mart for $1.50 each (a savings of 34ยข over the original price). It’s interesting to look back at what was on my to-do lists some 200 days or so ago, when I was kinda closing out one phase of my life and moving into the one that I’m in now – the first day was October 1st, before I’d even gone driving again for the first time, and before I had a job again.

Looking forward, this week the weather doesn’t look the greatest, but I’m going to give it a go to walk during the week, and more than just at work. Also, I am kinda hoping that I can take a Friday off from volunteering, but if they’ve got something, I’m willing to go in for the day – it keeps me out of trouble and builds my connections in another location. ๐Ÿ™‚