Monday, October 3, 2011

Day 3 And Still Chugging Along

Yesterday was a smashing success in 4 out of 6 of my goals.  I took a long, lovely walk.  Long for me, anyway.  About one and a quarter miles.  As out of shape as I am, that's a long way.  By the end, my back was killing me.  Anyhow, I took some lovely photos along the way.  I managed to snap a few fun ones, which I'll share. 

The first was this fire hydrant.  I don't know why, but I really liked it.  It's....cute.  Why on earth I would think a fire hydrant is cute is beyond me, but I liked its rugged good looks.

The second here must have an interesting story behind it.  I was half tempted to knock on the front door of the owner's home and chat with him/her about these flowers.  They aren't real, you see.  At first glance, as I was walking up the street I was all impressed that somebody had managed to keep so many colorful flowers alive this long.

Hah!  It was an illusion.  These are plastic and silk.  I guess it's an easy way to garden!  I passed this yard chuckling all the way.

Now this picture is of a bird feeder that just called to me.  I thought it was cute.  It was located on a fence facing the street on a dead-end road.  The bird feeder is so new and cheery and the fence is so mildewy and old that I thought it made for an interesting contrast.

This little orange flower (anybody know what it is?  I haven't a clue) was so colorful. And I liked the detail that I got.

This one was cool because of the raindrops. I wasn't sure I would be able to get them in the photo!

Pumpkin season!  Whoot!  Halloween is on the way.  This lonely little pumpkin was the ONLY pumpkin on this entire vine.  And it was right next to the curb in somebody's front yard.  I just loved it.

Who doesn't love roses?  Roses are still growing strong everywhere.

So yeah, I got the photography part done and the walking done.  Then I got busy and did one of my chores on my list.  I also way overdid it on my reading assignment--I finished that dang Harry Potter book.  I couldn't stop reading it.  Rowling is a wonderful storyteller.  But then, the entire world knows that!  So that's four out of my six items right there.

The other two, scheduling my day and writing, got blown out of the water.  A) because I read that Potter book and B) my whole schedule got all messed up.  Oh well.  Learning curve, right?  So, try and make those lessons stick for the next day, right?

Eh, not so much.  My schedule for today is already all out of whack.  But at least I got the walk, the photos, and the chore out of the way already.  I'm working on the writing as we speak.  Hopefully I'll get the rest of my writing and reading done before the end of the day. 

Here is the pic I took today.  Such pretty red leaves!  I actually stopped and sat on this green metal box thing (what the heck DO you call these?  every apartment complex has them, it seems like).  My back was killing me.  I forgot to properly warm up before I went for my walk and my back went into spasms.  So my walk was much shorter than yesterday's.  But hey, another lesson learned, right?

It's all about the lessons and creating a new me!