When I was sixteen I appeared on our high school stage with four other girls and belted out “These Boots Were Made for Walking”. Go ahead, get it over with, laugh out loud. What can I say? We were young and it was the sixties. We wore short skirts and white boots and we were probably awful, but no one cared. We had a great time and so did the audience.
Yesterday I bought these boots at Tractor Supply. They are most definitely made for walking…in the pasture. Not stylish, but oh so practical. I’m hoping that when I’m in the mood to walk to the pond I will not be so fearful of snakes and other critters. Summer brings out the coward in me and I’m not the least bit reluctant to admit it.
Just so you know, yesterday WAS a day like no other! Lol I wore myself out and Karen asked me why I was working so hard on vacation. Beats me. The warm weather revs my motor. Anyway, after a morning at home of computer work, paying bills, and writing notes, I spent a couple of hours at the genealogy library, followed by errands to Jay’s Nursery, Tractor Supply, and WalMart. By the time I got home it was 3:30. By the time I got everything put away it was 4:00 and I realized I’d neglected to eat lunch. So…quick snack followed by feeding the cats and fish. Started some laundry, watched thirty minutes of television and rested my foot. Checked and answered some email. Mowed part of the lawn, worked in the garden until 7:30. Put out food for all the critters. Talked to Karen. Made some dinner. Watched CSI. Checked email and FB. Shower and bed. Whew! Remind me to rest this weekend.
Seriously, I’m just trying to wrap up a few projects and get the garden to “maintenance” level before we leave for Vermont. Also need to paint the lawn chairs, caulk the tub, clean a closet, put more shelves on the back porch…okay a few more crazy work days and it will be nothing but long walks and cool lemonade. Lol
The flower photos today are all Oklahoma wildflowers. Some are available as seed from Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas. I’ve ordered from them for fifteen years. Great company- great seed selection! Most of these photos were taken along the side of the road. I’m not certain of the identification of a couple of them. I don’t always have to know…just enjoy.
I’ve been walking every morning this week. Still haven’t gotten to the yoga video- time just gets away from me- but I did wash my mat. That’s a start isn’t it? I will get to it. I will. And once I get started I will make it a new habit. After yesterday’s walk I managed to take this cute frog picture. I’ve seen the frog each day for at least a week and he finally decided to pose for me!
I’m off to town today to work on the one flowerbed that I still maintain. After the whole mowing fiasco with the City, I turned in my “volunteer gardener” badge! But I’m still attached to the flowerbed by the theatre, because it was the first, and because the owner is so nice. The City stays away from that bed because it is too small for heavy equipment! Today I’ll be “tweaking” a bit and adding some wave petunias.
Take a walk today, with or without boots, and see what you discover!!
P.S. It is a LOT harder to take a picture of the "moonrise" than the sunrise, especially when you are too lazy to go back into the house to get the tripod!!