28
Feb
2012
a winter's walk ...
Tags: Life, outdoor wednesday, glen park, spot coffee, village life
I don't know about you, but I spend way too much time on my computer.  Often when I'm working at my desk I see people walking along the creek, or jogging, or biking, and I say to myself, "Get off your dupa, Lynn, and get outside!!"  (My dad's 100% Polish so "dupa" was used a lot in my home growing up - hope it doesn't offend anyone!)

Well, the other day I listened.  I laced up my hiking boots and grabbed my Sony Walkman, credit card, journal, and camera and headed for town.  Sunday was another lovely day and it felt really good to get my blood pumping and legs moving.



The creek is way down since we've hardly had any snow this winter.  The geese are very active already and I saw quite a few splashing about in the cold water today.





Walking past the waterfall is a must on any walk through town.  The creek runs right under Main Street and is a popular spot for wedding photos and picnics.



It's always a good idea to leave a little "joy" wherever we wander.  A little guardrail on the edge of the road seemed in need of a little "graffiti".



The sun's warmth will soon melt away this icy heart - just like the Son's warmth melts many an icy heart. 



Seems way to early for these guys to be poking through the ground.  Nature is surely confused this year.  But I was happy to see the first sign of Spring!





Do you ever feel like you're on the brink ... on the edge ... headed for a fall?  I sure do!  I like to remember:  "Though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand."  (Psalm 37:24)



As I walked up from the waterfall and down the brick walkway, I noticed this tender tribute.  So true.



We have a shop that sells handmade items from local craftsmen.  Isn't this little owl cute?  Of course I thought, "I could make that!"  But I never will.



I warmed up at Spot Coffee and enjoyed a little "pick-me-up" before heading home.  And yes, that is an old school Walkman and dorky headphones.  And yes, I felt like a dork.  A cheap, frugal, practical dork.  Works for me! 

Thanks for your visit and prayers for my mom.  Time will heal her fractured back and for now, she has pain meds, a back brace, and the love and support of her family.  Just one more test to rule out cancer in her spine and then we'll really be able to breathe easy.  Thanks again!




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Reply from: Carol Ann on 2/28/2012 8:15 PM
 Beautiful post and pictures! Your blog posts always make my day:)
Reply from: Pondside on 2/28/2012 9:38 PM
 What a great winter afternoon walk! Thanks for taking us on it with you - it was lovely....and I'd have enjoyed the coffee and treat afterwards too!
Reply from: Crafty Gardener on 2/29/2012 10:11 AM
 We felt the same way on Monday and went for a nice walk down by the bay.
Reply from: Rosie on 2/29/2012 12:14 PM
 I sure wish I had a creek to look at from my window. I just love that waterfall. I'm glad you enjoyed your walk.
Reply from: Kelly @ NJ History on 2/29/2012 5:07 PM
 That ice heart is amazing!
Reply from: Tracy F. on 2/29/2012 5:53 PM
 I loved your JOY-ous graffiti! I admire your ability to find joy in all that ice and snow. You're a heck of a good sport!
Reply from: Debbie Crivello on 2/29/2012 6:15 PM
 What a beautiful post. So simple and refreshing. Nice to know you Lynn. Your blog is so pretty. Smiles, Debbie
Reply from: Jeanni on 2/29/2012 9:01 PM
 How beautiful! Makes me cold looking at the snow and ice, but it's beautiful.
Reply from: Jeannie Marie on 3/1/2012 10:32 AM
 I loved taking the walk right along with you. The waterfall is to die for! I know what you mean...I can make so many things...but I don't.
Reply from: momto8blog on 3/1/2012 7:19 PM
 what lovely pictures from your walk!! i bet you are glad you got off your dupa!!
Reply from: Marianne on 3/2/2012 9:36 AM
 Good day, Lynn...how nice to be able to walk with you through your hometown. Spring is definitely on the way for your area, because today I saw a group of robins! They haven't come through this way for many Februarys, so I was thrilled to see them. They only grace us with their presence here in East Texas in late February while they make their way up north. I remember them when I lived in New Jersey, and I miss them very much, they are beautiful birds and the herald of new birth. Glad to hear your mom is on the mend. Give her our love. You've reminded me to be more attentive to bringing my camera with me when I go out. I usually never do. Enjoy the day and what's left of winter, Marianne xo
Reply from: Ann vonBehrens on 3/3/2012 8:07 PM
 Thanks for be coming a follower, I am getting ready to start this weeks party. I am following you back.
Reply from: Leah@Dipn-Dots of Life on 3/5/2012 7:46 PM
 I'm definitely with you on this one. I too spend way too much time in front of my computer and not enough time outdoors! You have captured some amazing photos on your walk-about. I can't figure out which one I like best! ~Big hugs to you sweetie!, xoxo


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