Thursday, July 16, 2009

Getting active...

Ok, it's official..I am on a new mission. And the mission is all about getting ACTIVE! I am already quite active, running around after five kids, growing garlic, being on school & creche committee's, volunteering at the info centre, making & creating. Like alot of others I am a busy girl. No I am not a sitting around type. But what I am also trying to create is time for my health, mental & physical! So I'm back into walking...and it's fun!




We live near two beautiful lakes and I have started walking around this one every day. It is really beautiful all through the year and I'm enjoying it's wintery colours.





Lots of duckies to say hello to.


Old buildings have lovely faces don't they? The weathered boards and general falling downness are somehow sweet to me.
On a sad note I came across these flowers left for an unknown person who drowned in the lake on Sunday night. Our local paper had a brief article about it saying only that the man was 43, of no fixed address & that is wasn't suspicioius. I found myself thinking about this person and wondering about his life and what happened to him. Who knows what kind of life he led and why it ended this way. I said a little prayer for him - I hope wherever he is he is at peace now.


Walking is good for thinking but sometimes it's good to not think too much! That is when the good old ipod is handy. Now if only those naughty mice/rats hadn't chewed through a whole pile of cords/chargers etc I might be able to charge up my ipod! Oh another thing for the list...



Near the lake is a beautiful building that has some unusual iron work. I've always loved these grumpy guys....I sometimes feel like this too.
But not today, yay! Maybe it's all the good exercise that's making me happy.
Hope you are having a good day too xox

11 comments:

daylesford organics said...

Oh Beck, can I come too. You make it look so beautiful and mysterious and interesting and calming and full of drama....and it's all just around the corner! So pleased you are feeling happy. Love Kate XX

Amber said...

Oh i would walk every moment if i had these sights too. Mind you i have some lovely ones too. I love the exercise mission and have been getting on one myself...xxx

Tania said...

Okaaaaaayyyyy, she types creakingly, having not done any decent exercise for two months and realising this week that all the muscles and joints feel old...I'm hearing you. I'm gearing up. I'll be with you in a... (short) while.

Floss said...

What a wonderful place for a daily walk. I love my morning cycle rides for a similar reason - you can appreciate the small, changing details of your route(s) in a way you never would from a car or in company.

Tammie said...

ive been trying to get more active too. i stay busy all day, but i need to focus on the physical aspect. it helps me mentally.

hester said...

Hi there. Thanks for dropping in to my blog. Very exciting to have a visitor!

Your photos of your walk around the lake are just beautiful. And so much to think about, too. And I loved the shabby old building AND the grumpy gnome.

Leanne said...

Good for you...wow I don't think I could resist walking such a scenic path either!

Lynda said...

good for you beck and lovely saying a prayer for that man, so sad to be unknown and not connected so much so nobody knows who you are.

Getting active? Thought about roller skating ?LOL

Pipany said...

hello and thanks for popping by my blog. Yes, I do have rather a lot of children: seven in all, though now all with us all the time now as some are older. having said that I am cooking a Sunday roast for 8 today, so I guess that says it \all. Ducks and hens to feed as well! x

michelle said...

Well Beck,

Linda and I have stumbled across your delightful blog. What has blown me away is that this busy, friendly, energetic, committed mum who I see nearly everyday carrying school bags, kids, lunches .... everything..... is also a talented photographer and wordsmith.

these photos are beautiful, as are your comments.

Michelle & Linda.

Lynda said...

Hi Beck! Just letting you know if you click on the CRAFT HOPE badge on my blog it will take you there...
Looks like something we all can contributer to doesn't it?