Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Did you take time to smell the roses today?

Or the evergreen boughs?

I got in my car right after lunch to run several errands, one of which took me right by the entrance to Sholom Park.

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So I turned in.

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And I walked around for 30 minutes.

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I’m not sure if it counts as exercise, since I stopped to take about 30 photos! haha

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But it felt wonderful.

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73 degrees with a light breeze.

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Evidently not many people needed to relax today.

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There were 8 cars, which meant about 10 or 12 people

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and three very unfriendly turtles!

Or maybe they think they are more photogenic in profile!

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My last stop, buying an evergreen wreath.

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Did you hurry through your errands today

or did you take your time?

33 comments:

Diane said...

Super photos! Like the turtles! And, of course, that counts as exercise!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

I hurried through mine...but I had so much to do! I did take time to smell the evergreen, because I clipped the greens from my backyard and made my own wreath! It was fun.

That park looks like a wonderful place to walk.

NanaDiana said...

I would have to say that I have been on a dead run since I got home from the hospital after our little boyo was released. I want to get things done/decorated because I think I will have him here for a few hours tomorrow- xo Diana

Musings from Kim K. said...

It's been so miserable with gray skies and lots of rain in MI. Your beautiful pictures certainly brighten my mood.

Pamelyn said...

I love the way you tell the story with your photos...makes me feel like I'm taking a walk too! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Vee said...

Sweet post! There's not a hurry left in me, sadly. I did ruffle the rosemary as I went past...maybe that counts. Your evergreen wreath is lovely. Hope that you can keep it out of the sun!

Elizabeth said...

A beautiful place! I am trying to take my time with everything these days!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful area! the turtles made me grin. :D

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Good for you! Beautiful park. I did used to get more exercise before I had a digital camera with me at all times... I know exactly what you mean.

But the peace and serenity of this park was good for your soul and that counts!!!

Stacey said...

I haven't done my errands yet today but you gave me a great reminder. The weather is similar here today too. It would be great to wander through our beautiful city park before the arctic blast hits tonight.

annie said...

had a wonderful hike along the far river trail, lovely indeed!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The turtles are so cute! It's too chilly here today for a walk! Well, for me, at least. The wreath is so pretty, it looks so lush and full. Enjoy!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

So glad you stopped to smell the roses, Diane, but then you knew I would be. What a beautiful place to walk and relax. Your photos are wonderful xo Laura

Elle Gallatin said...

Beautiful photos, that's one place I'd love to see in person.
This morning was a reflective one for me, I put on some mozart and relaxed with a nice hot cup of tea.

Sam I Am...... said...

Lovely park and I have always been one to enjoy each moment but there was a time when I allowed others to rush me along but no more.....now I'm like a slug but I love it!

September Violets said...

Such beautiful photos! I love all the subtle colours in the last photo in the park with the pink-tipped branches in the background. I can see why you'd like to stop there for a while :) I'm now following along on your blog. Wendy x

Susie said...

I have to laugh...sometimes I actually run through the stores to get what I need and get out. I love that park of yours...great photos and scenery. You are having good weather...we are in for some nasty stuff soon. Take care dear friend. xoxox,Susie

Trace4J said...

Girlfriend you always take the best photos.
I love the evergreen wreath and your beautiful smile.
Woolie blessings

Ps. I loved the tea party!

Noelle the dreamer said...

What a beautiful park Diane! It felt really good checking each photo (even the disdainful turtles) as we are 'enjoying' an arctic front...
All the best,

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a beautiful park! You live near some great public places. I didn't rush today but did get tired after a little while of 'looking'.

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

I envy your 70 degree weather, with your beautiful photos.

I went to Wal-Mart for some household supplies, and got stuck in line longer than gathering the items.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful place to walk or sit and contemplate life. Lucky you to enjoy such a spot on a nice warm day. That's a beautiful wreath you bought. Are they shipped there from up north? Have a nice evening. Pam

Introverted Art said...

the little turtles are so cute!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Why of course, that counts as exercise! And those turtles were really sticking their noses in the air! LOL
Thanks for the walk,
Dorothy

It's Just Dottie said...

Ahhh so pretty and green!!
Smiles, Dottie

Kathy said...

Such a beautiful and peaceful park. I would love to sit on one of those benches and just enjoy myself.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful photos of such a gorgeous park! It's so green!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

73 degrees, sure, rub it in! No flowers in bloom up here but lots of evergreens to enjoy. Didn't have any errands today but I always rush through them so I can get the heck out of town and back to the countryside that I love. It smells a whole lot better out here :O) Deb

Crafy Lady said...

Yep, I did take the time to smell the Roses. Time is going by so fast that if we don't take some me time we will surely get in a rutt.
Have a great day
Barbara
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deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

What a lovely place and your photos are exquisite!

Jill said...

It is hard to imagine such beautiful weather, the wind is howling here!

Donna said...

That was a great idea you had! Yes, we try to take our time these days. It's so nice to be retired and we no longer have to hurry, hurry, hurry to get things done.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

All that greenery looks lovely. It will be months before I see that again.