Monday, December 17, 2018

Hike #71 + Christmas Books!

When you hike, you strengthen your body and at some point you realize you have even more energy.

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You still might come home tired but not so tired that you can’t get your work done and enjoy the rest of the day. (and you always sleep better!)

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Every year, I showcase a few of my Christmas books on the large coffee table that’s between my 2 red sofas in the living room.

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I have a nice collection of books so I pick just a few to have handy to read at the end of a good day.

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It was a windy cool day on the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway.

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The walk was a brisk one and I didn’t take as many photos.

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The bluebird’s feathers are ruffled

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and the Warbler is trying to stay warm behind a branch.

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I don’t usually take photos of buzzards!

But this was a good example of a Turkey Vulture.

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We better not slow down now! Walk faster! heehee!

See you tomorrow for another hike in the woods!

I’m joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE.

33 comments:

Tom said...

...and here I thought that I was a collector, you put me to shame. Merry Christmas.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love your shell collection. The decorated sand dollars are pretty.
You have a lovely display on your coffee table. You saw some great birds on your hike. I always love the bluebirds. Enjoy your day and new week ahead!

Sandra said...

I agree, the move we walk, the more we can walk and the better we feel. if I miss a day of walking I can tell by the way I feel. walking is new to me, just started the beginning of the year. I mean walking for excerciseth. just wish I had someone to walk with me. mother would love your shells collection, she loved hers. I just came from a blog that asked how many Christmas movies we have, the answer is zero and also zero Chrismtas books. but then I own no books or movies of any kind. I read in my e reader every day

Ariadne said...

Love the books I love and have one Wintry Night too!AriadnefromGreece!

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

I cant walk any longer, so do enjoy 'walking' with you on your hikes. Love your table arrangements...books, shells etc.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love your Christmas book collection!

gillena cox said...

Happy mosaic Monday

Muchđź’–love

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I do believe the more you do an activity you will feel better. Love your red sofas and your Christmas books!

Aunt Helen said...

Merry Christmas,
I see Santa is on his way! LOVE IT!!
Pretty book and shell displays.
Choir sang our Christmas Cantata yesterday. It was wonderful!
Have a good week. See you soon!

Linda said...

You inspire me with your dedication in walking! Great Christmas books!

Carla from The River said...

I love the shell, sea glass and other treasures display. I have several of the same books.
xx oo
Carla

Arlene Grimm said...

I was thinking of Red Bird Christmas by Fanny Flagg the other day. You have inspired me to get it out!

Connie said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely winter walk with us. It is always a pleasure to tag along with you, dear friend. I love your collection of shells and rocks, bringing nature indoors is so charming.
You display them beautifully.
Merry Christmas,
Connie :)

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Lovely collection of shell ornaments and shells, Diane! I like your books on the table! I always enjoy seeing what you view through your lens. ♥

Ann Thompson said...

I've been wanting to get back into walking but when it's cold I just can't convince myself.
I like your collection of books

Sandy said...

Books and birds are two of my favorite things.

Terri D said...

I have a few Christmas books that I put out each year too. Always fun. Thanks for taking us along on your hike!

Angie said...

Diane - you are preaching to the converted - I love hiking, and I always like the pleasantly tired feeling after a good, long walk. Your collection of books is so special, but the shell collection blew my mind. Wow! Thanks for sharing your treasures with all of us at Mosaic Monday!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

LOL, we always say that to each other when we see vultures. In the west (of the US, not of Florida) we mistakenly call them buzzards -- in old western movies they were always circling while the bodies were falling. ... you must have had that same wind on this hike that we did on our one (so far) Florida hike.

Jeanie said...

I really love seeing your Christmas books. I like getting mine out too! And those sand dollars painted with Santa and scenes. Those are exquisite. Did you do those? Whether you did or not, truly a splendid collection.

Kathy said...

You always get such beautiful wildlife shots no matter where you go. Thanks for sharing them with us. I'm just not sure I'd want to be around that buzzard though.

doodles n daydreams said...

What a lovely Christmas table to come home to and relax beside. I can just see you with a nice drink and one of the books in your hand at the end of a great walk :)
Diana

doodles n daydreams said...

What a lovely Christmas table to come home to after a lovely long walk. I can see you with our feet up, a nice drink in your hand and a book on your lap :)
Diana

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I like that you put out Christmas books for the season. Very cool. Last Wednesday, I hiked 2.5 miles, the farthest I've walked in 2 years. It felt so good. I didn't realize I had gotten stronger, a wonderful birthday surprise. :-)

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing the birds and the greenway. It looks like an interesting place.

Lorrie said...

Happy MM, Diane. I love your printer's tray full of such interesting bits and pieces. And your collection of Christmas books! I'm gathering a small collection myself, but I have a long ways to go.

Jeanna said...

I agree with you about sleeping better and it's a nice change from swimming but these knees don't take to going too far. We've got the perfect weather for it now though and you know it's not going to last. That's a pretty and interesting collection of books and shells and ornaments. Those couches must be extra happy around Christmas and Valentine's Day.

riitta k said...

A great idea to have Christmas book display together with other treasures! Wishing you a relaxed Christmas time.

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like your Christmas book collection :)

All the best Jan

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, oh I love your pretty books and shells. Once the holidays are over I want to start reading again as there are too many distractions for me right now. I have to also renew my gym membership as I have not worked out since November so I need to do that for January. I hope I can motivate myself with them as you are a real motivator for me looking at the places you visit on your hikes.
I hope you and your husband have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Hugs, Julie xo

Out on the prairie said...

Love all , you have a nice collection. i gave mine all to grands.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful birds - even on a blustery day. Your collections are always so fabulous - so many things to pour over and spend time looking at. Have a grand week my friend.

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

I have Christmas books I bring out at this time too but I don't have any of those! I love your print tray full of treasures!