Fresh Air and Sunshine 👣
"Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat."
-Laura Ingalls Wilder
The highlights of my days are taking refreshing and peaceful Springtime walks now more than ever before because of self isolating due to the Coronavirus pandemic. These two feet of mine enjoy walking and I don't even realize how many miles I put on my threads till I check my Fitbit.
This useful pathway was created as a bonus part of a road expansion project. The primary purpose of the project was to reduce drastic dips in the road and add a much needed turn lane to the busy two-lane road. The finished pathway was supposed to go all the way from the subdivision where I live to the district elementary and middle school. Though the city completed Phase 4 of the road project and the pathway still hasn't been completed. My father would have referred to this as "your tax dollars hard at work" and shook his head.
For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day today we are going to walk to the top of the path and take in the scenic views along the way at dusk.
I appreciate and have the utmost of respect for neighbors who keep their landscape trimmed and immaculate.
Pops of color from the blooming Redbud trees are accented by the setting sun and silhouettes from the treeline.
Two areas along the pathway cross over creeks. Rainfall has been light in recent days, thus there is only a trickle of water today. Fortunately there is enough to create the soothing sound of flowing water I love to hear.
Another gorgeous view as the sun sets...
Well folks, congratulations! We made it to the top of the pathway and here is the amazing view looking back. That was a decent climb we took and I promise it will be much easier on the way back, walking downhill!
Thank you for joining me today!
I hope you enjoyed getting some fresh air as well as taking in the nature views and scenery in my neighborhood!
Please stay safe and keep healthy while you continue practicing social distancing and following local mandates during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The good news is that everyone's efforts appear to be helping flatten the curve!
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Images taken with Samsung Galaxy Note8 smartphone
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