Fresh Air and Sunshine

shoesI’ve decided we don’t walk nearly enough. When I was a girl and we lived in England, we walked all the time. If we could walk instead of drive, we did. We walked to and from school every morning, and I’m pretty sure it was 45 minutes each way. I think we miss so much by not walking more, the fresh air, exercise, and sunshine does the body and mind such good.pebblesYesterday was a bit of a hectic day with normal day to day stuff and then the babe had a well-baby appointment. She was pretty fussy after some vaccinations, so when we got home and had an hour before supper, I bundled everybody up and headed outside.dead flowersMost of what we saw wasn’t anything spectacular, just normal things like rocks on the roadside, flowers that had been wiped out by the snow and frost, yet still remained beautiful in their own way. cracks in the roadCracks in the road and puddles to jump in were next on the walk.puddlesThere was nothing extraordinary about what we saw, but that’s where I think the magic comes in. It was really nice to just be outdoors. The sunshine, crisp cool air, exercise and just every day nature was making everybody feel better. I felt less stressed, the babe calmed down, and the bigger kids had a great time running around and just being themselves.end of the road viewThis view, however, was spectacular. It is what we see at the end of our road, and was the perfect ending to a refreshing, energizing walk. We were able to go home, eat supper, and settle all of the little ones down to bed, where they fell fast asleep, exhausted and content.

family, nature • Friday, October 23rd, 2009 • 13 Comments »
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13 Responses to “Fresh Air and Sunshine”

  1. kristina says:

    I walk everywhere in England, as I’m too scared to drive here (even after years of driving in America). But our views in Teddington aren’t nearly so spectacular! K x

  2. Emily says:

    I love to walk too! I have at least an hour every day with our dog and it never fails to fill me with inspiration and energy – I miss it so much if I can’t manage it for any reason. Your views are so wonderful – so different to here – it looks like you could just walk forever without ever coming to a stop! πŸ™‚

  3. Amy says:

    you get to see that beautiful prairie view every day?! Lucky gal.

  4. Sherry says:

    I always feel so much better on days that we get out and roam by foot. πŸ™‚

  5. Louise says:

    I love to walk and walked everywhere when I lived in Australia, although my American friends think it is a bit odd. Your photos are wonderful and you have the best view in the world at the end of your street.

    PS: Just wanted to say ‘hi’….I think your blog is lovely.

  6. What a gorgeous walk. Amazing how beauty is everywhere when you take the time to look. And yes, fresh air can solve many of lifes issues. Of that I am sure.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Thanks everyone for stopping by, I am determined to walk more, hopefully at least for a bit each day, until the weather gets too bad.

  8. Sandie says:

    I’ve been getting up in order to walk at 7am each day (Monday to Friday) for half an hour with my daughter and a friend of mine. I feel SO much better for it. I always try to walk in to town (20 mins).

    However, it’s quite dark at 7am now and with the clocks going back tonight, hopefully we’ll have lighter mornings next week.

    Sets me up for the day. Up and out of bed, straight into clothes and OUT .

  9. Jennifer says:

    Sandie, ideally I would just get up and go, but with an unpredictable nursing babe, I have to make sure that I’m around when she needs me. When she gets a little older it will be great to get up and go.

  10. Carolyn says:

    I love your shoes! Where did you get them.

  11. Jennifer says:

    Carolyn, these are my winter boots, Fat Baby. I don’t know anything about this store, but it’s where I found them first when searching for a link for you. http://www.pfiwestern.com/pfi/western.wear/itemdetl.html?lvl1=Wboot&lvl2=Wariat&item=14930%20RUS%20REBEL

  12. Viki says:

    I really like your blog! the posts, the photos…
    πŸ™‚
    Greatings from Hungary,
    have a nice day,
    Viki

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