Wednesday, June 10, 2009

This is what I saw today

I have taken up walking to and from work. Rain or shine, hot or cold. Just like the mailman.
Today I decided to take the camera along because I see so many neat things that I never knew were there. Here is one thing I discovered today. You could never get lost because you can see the McDonald's sign towering above the trees no matter where you are. Every day I try to take a little different route, zig zagging through the streets. I have learned which side of the street to walk on to avoid the sun or wind. I know who ignored the city rules, that you have to have a side walk. It is not cool to have to step out into the street when the side walk ends for one yard. I know who takes care of their yard and who does not. That is not cool either.
Today I saw these gorgeous irises. They belong to Dr. Gates (I bet they really belong to Kathy Gates).

One of the coolest things that I never would have known about is the family of owls. So far I have seen three baby owls. They are big babies. They hang out together and seem to enjoy having their pictures taken. There is a famous picture in IF of an owl. The photographer said to the owl, just drop it and the owl dropped his wing and the result is a beautiful picture. So I tried it...just drop it and he did. Not a gorgeous photo however. His face is hidden but an action shot non the less.

It is pouring rain right now so we will see if I need to take the canoe in the morning.

Sorry about the Columbian flower post. Not sure why it would not play. I will try to fix and repost it.


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7 comments:

The Garden of Egan said...

Hope you waved when you walked by Gates house! You are a animal! Walking to work everyday, wow. I should be so good but at 0600 I'm always running late.
I bet your yard looks gorgeous with all this rain.

Beth said...

Wow, you are dedicated. How fun to be watching a family of owls.

suzan said...

The owl pics are really cool! I think it's great that you walk to and from work. So inspiring to me. I love to walk around my neighborhood too and check out everyones cute houses and gardens. I'll have to do a post like yours someday.

Jonna said...

Where are you getting all your energy...walking to and from work everyday! You amazing women you. Love the owl pic's.

Leslie said...

fab pictures. especially love the owl ones! by the way, i should be expecting to receive MORE phone calls from you now that you have so much "down" time everyday...

Dream Weaver Family said...

Mary, I'm thinking that was probably a plant I planted back in 1982 when I lived in that house. No wonder it's sooooo beautiful.HA HA!! What a great walk and some good exercise every morning, it's probably amazing what you see on your walk to work.

barbchuck said...

Wow! Flowers and even owls on your way to work! I admire you for sticking to it, rain or shine. I also love the way you are taking the time to really enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of your journey each day.