Monday, August 12, 2013

Me and my shadow, puddle dodging and serendipity

 - As so often happens, I had company on my Saturday morning walk at the Greenway Trail, but on Sunday, I walked alone, which is just as nice, as I enjoy listening to music while I walk, too.  And the Green Day song "I Walk Alone" even came on the iPod.  Love that line "My shadow's the only one that walks beside me" - and it was true on this morning.  Click to enlarge the photo and you can spot another solitary walker framed on the little bridge in the distance.

 - Lots of puddle dodging because of the hard rains from the the late afternoon and night before.  I noticed I had mud splatters on my ankles when I got home, which made me feel like a serious walker.  :)

- The Ladybugs Garden Club maintains the flower beds and sets out these Ladybug painted rocks around.  People seem to move them around or even take them, but there always seem to be more placed here and there.  Part of the beautiful serendipity of this park.


TALON said...

That's so neat about the ladybug rocks and that they end up "traveling". :)

Hope you're having a great Monday so far, Lynn!

Granny Annie said...

I love MY SHADOW by Robert Louis Stephenson and my favorite line is: "He stays so close beside me, he's a coward you can see;
I'd think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!" Sometimes I would wonder if I was actually the shadow.

Your mention of mud splatters on your ankles gave me the creeps. I don't know why I hate that feeling so much. It really bugs me.

Love the park and the serendipity of the ladybugs.

happygirl said...

You ARE a serious walker. I love the tales you tell of your walks. Sweet ladybug. :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. lovely you can walk out so easily near home - and I love the ladybug rocks moving around your park - where to next ...

Cheers Hilary

Betty Manousos said...

hi lynn

i totally enjoyed your so beautifully written post. (you have a way with words my friend!)
this looks and sounds like a wonderful walk. thanks for taking us along with you!
and i just love the ladybug!

big hugs~

OldLady Of The Hills said...

That looks like a very BEAUTIFUL place to walk.....Great Pictures!

Jannie Funster said...

Rain sounds really nice! We actually had such a wet June & July for here. Global cooling in Texas? Been a nice break.

What a wonderful trail to walk! And if you were a cyclist you'd have those mud splatters all over you! :) Yuck!

So great to be back here. Hard to believe it was a full 6 weeks Jim and I were sharing a laptop. Got mine back last night from my geek friend, all fixed up. I have a renewed gratitude for the privilege of having my very own computer!! Freer now to not only get my eBay production back to full speed, be out in the blogosphere easily again, whoohoo!!


Riot Kitty said...

I love the turtle statue! He looks happy :)

Elephant's Child said...

Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home...
Love it - and that looks a truly wonderful walk.

Fireblossom said...

As a mail lady with a mostly walking route, I know those spatters very well!

Guess what was in my mailbox when i got home? A beautiful Celtic necklace! I will be wearing it tomorrow! Thank you so much; what a thrill to find that waiting for me, Lynn. Thanks again. :-)

Lynn said...

Talon -

I think so, too. We wonder about the ones that disappear, but hope they are at a good home. :)

Granny Annie -

That's a great poem! I had forgotten about it - thanks for the reminder.

Sorry to creep you out! But I'm glad you like the serendipity of the rest.

happygirl -

Thank you -

Hilary -

Where to next indeed. :)

Cheers to you!

Lynn said...

Betty -

Thank you so much - it's an early morning thing, I think. I write so much better when I'm groggy.

Big hugs to you!

Naomi -

It is beautiful and I've come to know most of the other early morning walkers. We smile at each other when we pass.

Jannie -

Yay - I hope that means I'll see you more often. And our summer hasn't been as hot either. Let's hope that is a trend!


Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

The turtle does look happy - and kind of random that it is positioned there. :)

EC -

I like that - ladybug, ladybug. I had forgotten that one.

FB -

I'm so glad you like it. I've enjoyed my blog giveaway very much!

Joanne said...

A solitary walk can be so refreshing!!

Leonora said...

I always thought you were a serious walker : ) A happy, serious walker.
The garden club has a nice idea with those ladybug rocks.

Lee said...

Great photos, Lynn...and I love that turtle!

Thanks for sharing your walk (and your shadow) with me! :)

Maude Lynn said...

I love the traveling ladybugs! How cute!

Lynn said...

Joanne -

I think so, too.

Leonora -

I've gotten more serious since I started seeing the results on my body! :)

Lee -

Me, too. Thank you for stopping by!

Mama Zen -

I like it, too. :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

You sure are racking up the walking miles this year- Cool ladybug club calling card-

LL Cool Joe said...

I wonder why Brit's call them Ladybirds? I mean they are bugs really.

You sound like you do a lot of walking, do you run too?