Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ponderings from this mornings walk


This is where I spent most of my walk this morning. It's a lovely walk with water in the canal and the breeze blowing. Some things that went through my mind as I strolled along.
  • I don't like walking underneath power lines where I can actually hear the electricity going through the lines. They freak me right out. I can't imagine living next to them.
  • I love the not only the sights of Spring but the sounds of Spring as well. The birds singing, dogs barking, bees buzzing, kids playing and laughing. Some of the best sounds in the world.
  • I really dislike diesel powered vehicles. I realize that people love them and love to drive them. I really do not like the smell of diesel fuel. It makes me ill. Plus they are usually really loud.
  • The double yellow lines on the road look orange to me. So do school buses. But everyone calls them yellow.
  • Lilacs, especially heirloom Lilacs, have one of the best smells on God's green earth.
  • And finally as I was walking along this lovely gravel road I came upon this cool little niche. I fell in love with it. I love the style and the fact that it's pretty secluded but you can still say hello to the travelers on the canal road.
So if you are the people who have created this amazing spot and by some weird twist of fate you read my blog I'd love to come and hang out with you. I could bring some peeps we could roast them over a fire in that fire pit. I could even bring some yummy smoked sausages. And stuff for smores. Email me. We'll talk.

36 comments:

Shauna said...

I am there :)

Kristina P. said...

That is a really cool patio! I would love to roast some marshmallows there.

Christa said...

My mom and grandma had lilac bushes when I was a child. I have such fond memories of them. I don't have one of my own right now, but I will someday.

That spot does look so serene and just...sweet I guess is the word I'm looking for. I would love to spend some time there too.

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Oh that looks like a fabulous place to enjoy a summer evening. I want to come too!

Jillene said...

That looks like the PERFECT spot to roast marshmallows and Peeps and drink hot chocolate and relax WITHOUT my children!!

Piglet de' Erin said...

OH wow Shanna. I love walking the canal road too, but I have never seen that cool spot. I think that is beautiful.

Barbaloot said...

The smell of lilacs is one of my ALL time favorites!

Olivia Carter said...

Ah it is a hot little spot to relax & roast!

And I also get freaked by buzzing power lines!

Melissa said...

That little cove looks fabulous! As long as it didn't get chilly, I am so there!

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

that is a cool spot and I totally get you onthe diesel fuel blah

Jessica G. said...

Love the bright red chairs in with all that green. Those people have style!

Sher said...

Those pics are gorgeous! I'm always looking for new trails. Where is that? (If you don't mind my asking)

Missy said...

Great post! I love the pics! How great that place is! I just picture myself relaxing there, speaking to people as they walk past, etc. Thanks!

Martha H. said...

I SO love the smell of lilacs, too. My mom has a huge lilac bush and I'm hoping that it's blooming when I go home this coming weekend.

I'm proud of you for walking/exercising.

Andrea said...

What a perfect little niche! It makes me wish for warm weather...

Rachel said...

My daughters would agree with you on the school busses. And you're right about the lilacs. . . heaven

Lara said...

What a wonderful walking spot. And the patio is a wonderful watching spot.

I think the yellow lines and school buses are marigold. Kind of orange and kind of yellow.

Mary said...

I love it when you finally start hearing the chorus of crickets at night...and fireflies :o)
And, lilacs are truly amazing!!

ramsam said...

Ohh I want to come to the smore's party, too! I love the little nook they have made!

tammy said...

I love walks like that.

And lilacs.

wendy said...

So was that patio just open --or behind a fence of some sort. Very cool. don't you just love little retreats. I too love my walks --VERY theraputic. spring is best before it get to hot.

Becca said...

I'm so proud of you for going on your morning walk! and I would walk on that path just to look at that spot! It's fabulous!

Shawn said...

Yay! You are out there walking and exercising----so fun for you!!

Looks like a great place to walk---so pretty---and I love Wisteria---its my favorite flower smell.

Jan the crazy lady said...

What an awesome stroll. I love the smell of lilac's too. Yum.

That is like the coolest niche ever. Let us know if you get to hang out there so that we can be so jealous :)

Neurotic Chic said...

Ooh, I love that little spot, too. So cute and cozy looking. :)

I like the look of lilacs (we have a few bushes in the yard), but not a fan of the smell. They are lovely blooms, though.

Kate said...

I also love lilacs. Cute little patio. I just love to go on morning walks and hear SPRING. Have a great week.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

You HAVE to tell us if the owners of this spot e-mail you. You are right. It is absolutely the best place to roast marshmallows.

However, I had to laugh at the vision of you standing on the side of the road taking these pictures. Hopefully, the owners aren't scared off. (j/k) :)

-Francesca

Fiauna said...

That's how I want my backyard to look. But that takes years, doesn't it? Aw, shucks.

I'm glad you enjoyed your walk.

Shauna said...

P.S. L♥ve the red glasses :)

the Lola Letters said...

I am so WITH you on the school buses and lilacs! so true! ha ha! What a charming post (and sitting area). I smile just THINKING about spring!

the fowlers said...

some of my best memories are of long walks along the canal.
i'm so glad you posted these pictures.

Cami said...

I think buses and the lines are pretty orange too. They don't look very yellow to me. I love the red chairs too!

The Wixom Zoo said...

So, I live next to power lines like that. They buzz, really loud. Even louder when it's raining.

Pedaling said...

power lines that make buzzing sounds = cancer. i think.

if i owned that little nook along your walk, i would so be contacting you for a little hang out.

Jo said...

I love the same things when I am walking! You would make an awesome walking buddy.

tiburon said...

Very cool patio - I hope they call ;)

And I totally agree about the power lines - they freak me out!