The Week in Walks, etc. Vol. 43-44

Right. I’ve been procrastinating long enough I think πŸ˜‰

I’m not going to have my lunch until I get this done, so here goes the pictures from the last couple of weeks, up to and including the day that the pedometer went astray.

Also, I’m going to be doing some experimentation with Windows Live Writer to post this – so you’ll see some interesting features with the pictures, like borders and drop shadows, etc. πŸ™‚

Sunday, 18th May

Walking 18/5/08

I am not at all sure what kind of tree this is – I think it could be a trillium, but in any case, I love the colours that it has with its flowers.

Distance – 3273 steps, 2.61km

Monday, 19th May

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An interesting moment in the life of the car I drive – a series of 4 matching digits – only happens every 1111 miles, you know. ;)  Here, we have 103,333 miles up on the digital odometer.

Distance – 1736 steps, 1.38km

Tuesday, 20th May

No photo from today. Well, I could post the one picture that was white, but that’d just be wasting space. πŸ˜‰

Distance – 1506 steps, 1.20km

Wednesday, 21st May

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Here are some more of those awesome trees, which I get to see on a regular basis. To be honest, I’d never even noticed them so much as I have this year – maybe that’s a side result of me being more independent. πŸ˜‰

Distance – 2311 steps, 1.84km

Thursday, 22nd May

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With the holiday weekend that was coming up, unfortunately, the market caused the prices of fuel to go to an all-time high. The irony is that I saw a sign at a station later on that showed the highest example price at $3.50/gallon. Sadly, I don’t think that’s coming back anytime soon. πŸ™

Distance – 2759 steps, 2.20km

Friday, 23rd May

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Another in the continuing series of early-morning posts, this time taken at around 6.30am. As you can see, now that we’re approaching June, the sun is really shining earlier and earlier. πŸ™‚

Distance – 3349 steps, 2.67km

Saturday, 24th May

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First off, this interesting little animal. It might be a raccoon, possum, or something else. All I know is that it isn’t a horse, and isn’t a bird. πŸ™‚

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And, yet again, I have a picture of these trees. Can you tell I’m fascinated by them? It might just be that the colours don’t show up like this until the fall – and then they’re kinda muted…

Distance – 5556 steps, 4.44km

Sunday, 25th May

No photo, and not really any serious walking done, as it was a hectic day with having commitments all around the place to deal with.

Monday, 26th May

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With it being Memorial (formerly Decoration) Day, a lot of people went to the cemetery to remember those who they may have lost while fighting for our country in whichever war or conflict they were sent to. Something that I had not seen before is the line of flags along the entryway into the cemetery.

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Of course, after seeing that sight, we came to this one – of some kind of strange brew dog being offered for sale. Apparently a "Labradoodle" is a mix between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. Though I’m not sure, I’ll say that right now. πŸ˜‰

Distance – 4690 steps, 3.75km

Tuesday, 27th May

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Among the things you should never drive along a highway – a bobcat. Fair enough that it’s probably the shortest route, but I hope that they did make their way to wherever they were going safely. Needless to say, I didn’t stick around to see if he did or not.

Distance – 5432 steps, 4.34km

Wednesday, 28th May

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My friends the deer were back – and this time I got a good shot of them. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that I can always edit the photo to make it more contrasted so that they actually show up. πŸ™‚

Distance – 1421 steps, 1.13km

Thursday, 29th May

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An interesting scene here, and I wasn’t using the macro. This is, as it might seem, the steering wheel and the centre console of the car. One thing that you can’t see is the CD player (which had no CDs in it at the time). Other than that, the walking was done with the lawnmower and moving wood back and forth, and back and forth, and back and forth. πŸ˜‰

Distance – 8213 steps, 6.57km

Friday, 30th May

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This has got to be one of the best scenes I get to see from time to time. Right across from the cows is a school. Unfortunately, because of that school (and the fact I was heading down to volunteer at 8AM instead of getting there at 7 — I was on my own), all the parents were coming to drop their kids off there.

Can I just say that they are some of the dumbest fucking drivers out there. They were letting people into the line, sitting for ages waiting to turn into the school, and just generally being complete fuckwits. Thankfully, I just went off onto the gravel shoulder carefully and drove around them and moved on with my life πŸ˜‰

Now, when I got home, I put the pedometer on the kitchen table, and then one thing led to another, and the last time it was seen was apparently somewhere in the kitchen…I haven’t been able to find it since, so I think I might need to shell out another $5 or so to buy another new one.

The good news, though, is that I do find more creative ways to lose things (what, with airport bathrooms, and kitchens, etc. πŸ˜‰ )

Saturday, 31st May

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Ah, again, we have another of my favourite trees – the brown one in the field of green. I know it’s probably half dead, but I still love the contrast it provides to the scene. By the way, the water that you can see down there has expanded and is now about 5 rows up into the adjacent field…


In other news, I’ve been having a bit of a blue spell, not that big, but I do know it’s time for me to have a visit with my therapist – which I’ve scheduled for next Wednesday (which also happens to be the same day that I have an appointment with my doctor over there, so a bonus for saving time and gas πŸ˜‰ ). Aside from me having a bit of a blue patch, things are going well – I’ve taken some time to enjoy a movie (which I’ll talk about sometime in the near future), also I’m liking my job still, and I was told last night that I am doing a good job – my only response was that I won’t change a thing. πŸ˜‰

Also, and I have to mention this because I’m proud of it – another compliment I got was that I am sounding a lot more confident in my voice. When I think about it, that is true because I don’t have that hesitation I used to have when talking to someone. That not only goes when I’m talking on the phone, but also whenever I’m talking to anyone in public. I have a certain comfort now when I’m talking to someone that I don’t generally have to worry about what I’m saying (just so long as I don’t go off of my rocker 😈 )

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