Wednesday, October 17, 2007

a walk yesterday

with The Irish Girl, a.k.a my mom, who is Italian and Austrian, but for some reason often wears Irish girl t-shirts like "kiss me I'm Irish".


Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Gorgeous pics, Taffiny. I love shots of water and forests, particularly rives flowing between the trees. Dreamy, restful, tranquil.

The Moon Topples said...

These are great, Taffiny. So serene. I am really enjoying how many places Phoctober has allowed me to visit.

Rambler said...

oh what a beautiful place to walk ..
amazing place.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Love, love, love the walk.
How beautiful! That covered bridge is really interesting and I could almost hear the forest.

Thank you!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Amy said...

I need to get my camera out and share my walk photos, very different from yours! I'll get to it soon (I hope). But I miss the woods and the creeks and the smell of drying leaves and damp moss. I grew up in No. Virginia and spent summers in upstate NY, very different from this Mediterranean foilage and terrain.

I can't tell you how many times I have talked about "be quiet, I can't taste my cookie" since I read it on the weekend. It's so true about how we have to concentrate on our senses to really appreciate and enjoy what they (we) are experiencing. I love that "be quiet I can't tate my cookie" Well done!
"See" you soon, Amy

midnightbunny said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures Taffiny. Your weblog is an inspiration in so many ways. Kudos.

Taffiny said...

Thank you. Nothing as exciting/amazing as your whale watching, but yeah, dreamy, restful and tranquil.

I am glad you see serenity.

It was/is a nice walk. I have to make sure I enjoy it now, once the cold weather hits, I tend to hibernate, and think of outside as I place one shouldn't go.

Thanks. My mom and I were talking about how there are some covered bridge people in the world, who love going from one to the next. (there are covered bridge drives around here). I think they are cool, but I find one to be plenty good enough.
We like the bird spotting, but they know when I get my camera out.
I was out walking (in my yard last night) and I loved the sound of crunching leaves under my feet, and crickets. I am afraid I was talking too much on my walk with my Mom to hear all the different nature sounds. Next week, I promise I will listen.

I would love to see your walk photos. (Please do get that camera out, now).

I am glad you appreciate my take on things, and don't find me to be a horrible creature. I have certainly had issues with weight in my lifetime, so I need my calories to count, because I would rather not bother with counting my calories, therefore it is important to me, that I really taste and enjoy a cookie, or cake, if (who am I kidding, I mean WHEN) I am eating them. And when people talk to me, I listen to them, and when I am listening, and really engaged in what they are saying, then I am picturing what they are talking about, and thinking it through and forming comments, feeling happy, or sad for them, et cetera, and then, I can not taste my cookie. A person can be a good wife and mother and taste her cookie too, can't she? So thanks for making me feel better, about being the way I am.

What gracious, generous things to say. Left me feeling a bit confused actually, but thank you.
Do hop by again, I mean stop by again. ( I am soo sorry I couldn't possibly keep myself from saying that).

Vesper said...

Excellent pictures, Taffiny! They do instill peace in one's heart, as only nature can do it.

Taffiny said...

Thank you. And I agree, about nature.