Sunday, March 15, 2020

Slice of Life #20 Challenge Day 15/31: Neighborhood Joy

Slice of Life #20 Challenge Day 15/31:
Neighborhood Joy 

Although I desperately wanted to be lazy in bed this morning and just scroll through social media, I got ready and went for an early neighborhood walk. Now that I have an established path, I look forward to each day's walk. I heard "what-cheer-cheer" calls from a nearby Northern Cardinal in my neighbor's yard. I delighted in watching black squirrels scamper up trees and across my street's telephone lines. Chipmunks dove into small holes across several front yards. Throughout my walk I spied familiar neighborhood dogs and their owners. 

This morning's sunrise was spectacular. 

I am so fortunate. These are normal, early morning happenings  - an abundance of neighborhood beauty.

When I returned home, I wrote this Haiku:

Everyday walking/
provides morning joy landscape./
Look up. Look around.  



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9 comments:

  1. Just being outside can be such inspiration for writing - beautiful pic and poem! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. What a beautiful photo! There is so much joy in that daily walk, especially now when we all crave "normal happenings."

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  3. Trina, I am ready to jump outside for an afternoon walk. Thanks for sharing some of your morning walk thoughts and a beautiful sunrise. We need the beauty of nature to help us through the dark times.

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  4. You have a delightful morning routine. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  5. I need to look outside more... I’m sure it is beautiful. (Darn bed rest.)

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  6. I love your walks and the photos that accompany them. A lovely haiku, too. We have a new trail by our house, and if this rain, snow, and hail stops I’m going out and walking it early and watch the sun rise.

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  7. Love the sunrise pic you snapped. I'm finding walks are essential for my mental health right now. Good for physical health too, but I love how it clears my head. I don't usually do a morning walk since I prefer to wait for the warmth of afternoon.

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  8. I am encouraged every day when I get outside and see the same things you describe. The chattering squirrels, and bouncing birds in the leaves as they cheep and hop. There is an abundance of normal.

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  9. I definitely think that everyday beauty is going to be important to us in the days ahead. Thanks for the reminder.

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