Walking is great exercise that you can do together at almost any age. Lens Artist Amy from Share and Connect chose the theme Keep Walking for the challenge this week.
“Walking is a man’s best medicine.”– Hippocrates
The theme matches perfectly with Cee’s FOTD #30. And we are off.
This month, since TreeSquares is over, I decided to participate in Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge – (FOTD). Like Becky B, Cee offers us the freedom to post every day or when we feel like it. I made the mistake of classifying my trees as flowers for about half the month last month. So this month – no trees. (maybe). Cee’s FOTD challenge accepts:
- Single flowers
- Multiple flowers
- Flower fields
- Tree or bush blossoms
- Autumn leaves
- Spring leaves
- Decorative Cabbage
To the Riparian Preserve
“Walking is good for solving problems – it’s like the feet are little psychiatrists.”– Pepper Giardino
My new pink Mustang friend, Linda Tunney loves to hike and experiment. About four o’clock we headed down Rosser, stopped at the light at Highway 89 and drove into a nearly deserted parking lot. Neither of us lived farther than a mile from this place, and neither of us had been here. We were up for the .7 mile hike.
“Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking.”– Antonio Machado
If you are looking for the path in that picture, you found it. There wasn’t much of one. On July 19th we were in the middle of a busy monsoon season and everything that could grow was growing. Dirt stayed put and got inundated with bursting green.
“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.”– Rosalia de Castro
That was us. We had no idea where the .7 miles would take us. We couldn’t see the beginning or the end once we had walked maybe twenty steps.
Dry most of the year, Granite Creek had sprung to life to reflect the life around it.
“Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.”– Chief Seattle
“Walking makes the world much bigger and therefore more interesting.”– Edward Abbey
We found Red Willows and Maples according to the signs. Watson Riparian Woods definitely was not a park-like setting. Nothing was groomed. It was more like going on a hike as an adventure, not knowing what you might find. We felt like kids.
We found special rocks, flowers, stumps, trees which made us wonder how they lived, and tiny treasures of all kinds. We did not find snakes, which had worried me a little.
“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.”– Mary Davis
FOTD 30 Sweet Peas and a Mystery Plant
Thanks for joining me on this Prescott Walk through the woods. I’ll leave you with one final quote.
“He who limps is still walking.”– Stanislaw Lec
Coffee Share Moment
For this section of my post, I’m linking to Denyse Whelan’s Life This Week post. She suffered with head and neck cancer, which is an amazing story that she has shred on her blog along with COVID updates from Sydney, AU.
I’m limping only slightly and almost without pain nearly a month after a torn meniscus, so there is life after injury. The surgeon tells me that the surgery to repair it will take 15 -20 minutes.
My philosophy in life is if I have an injury (like a bad knee) or disease (like cancer) or an impairment (like hearing or vision loss or rotten teeth) that can be repaired or improved, I owe it to those around me if it’s possible, to get it fixed and go on with life. This month I have learned how precious mobility is and how much of a handicap it is not to be able to do things for myself.
This morning in church we watched a video of a man born with no arms and legs. He was not in a position of anyone being able to help him and considered suicide at age 10. Yet, as an adult he lives a very productive life and can motivate people because he is obviously weak and suffering, yet still smiling and productive.
Sometimes we are cured miraculously, and sometimes not but I believe that we are all here on earth for a purpose and we mean something to others around us.
I want to thank my blogging friends, neighbors, and friends far away who have drawn close to me this month with prayers and special energy healing. I especially want to thank my husband, who did everything for me when I could do little for myself.