It was a long walk

 A sidewalk in Salina, Ks.
@GardenGerty (96663)
Marion, Kansas
April 12, 2016 12:58pm CST
There are no good sidewalks where I live now, so I walked on the grass or on the streets, which are somewhat uneven at the edges. That is okay though. There are all kinds of phlox blooming, and red bud trees. I saw lots of tulips as well as flowering quince. Best of all I could smell the lilacs. A walk outdoors can engage all the senses--I walked down a dirt road that was parallel to the train track. I heard it slowly moving and passing me. I heard an angry wren before I left my yard. I pulled some wild garlic and enjoyed the taste as I walked along as well. For me walking outdoors is definitely preferred over a treadmill inside.
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@Marcyaz (35756)
• United States
12 Apr 16
Where I live there are no sidewalks as it is just a country road but at least it is paved. lol Can't wait unitl the weather turns nice and I can sit outside with the dogs.
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@GardenGerty (96663)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Apr 16
It is nice here today. Cold and windy yesterday. Then later this afternoon a lot of burning around.
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@Marcyaz (35756)
• United States
13 Apr 16
@GardenGerty It was fairly nice out but the wind made it seem colder than it was.
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@GardenGerty (96663)
• Marion, Kansas
15 Apr 16
@Marcyaz When the hot weather gets here I am counting on that wind to keep me cooler.
@Asylum (48283)
• Manchester, England
12 Apr 16
I go out every day, but usually only for a short while and do walk a great deal.
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@GardenGerty (96663)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Apr 16
I have to find a purpose or place to go.There is not much to do here.
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@sallypup (26320)
• Moses Lake, Washington
12 Apr 16
Your walk sounds like a pretty one. I learned my lesson about using a treadmill. You remind me that there is a lilac bush around back of the garden. It would not kill me to walk out there and gather a few lilac blooms for the house. Thanks.
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@GardenGerty (96663)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Apr 16
Enjoy them I need to decide where I would grow them if I had them.
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@sallypup (26320)
• Moses Lake, Washington
13 Apr 16
@GardenGerty Lilacs grow like weeds here. There were two white ones and a purple when we moved into this place.
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@GardenGerty (96663)
• Marion, Kansas
15 Apr 16
@sallypup I purchased a house that had been a rental, so not a lot of "pretty" around.
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@AnneEJ (5025)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
12 Apr 16
Glad you were able to have a nice walk, it always feels good to get outside.
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@GardenGerty (96663)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Apr 16
I need to take my laptop out and be outside when I am online as it would be healthier.
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@AnneEJ (5025)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
13 Apr 16
@GardenGerty I am wishing I could go walking this morning, but have some work I need to do first. So am spending a few minutes on here, then going to do what i need to get done, so I can get outside.
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@GardenGerty (96663)
• Marion, Kansas
15 Apr 16
@AnneEJ We often have to bribe ourselves
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• United States
12 Apr 16
A long walk with nature is a perfect way to start your day. *be well*
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@GardenGerty (96663)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Apr 16
I need to do it earlier in the day and I am sure I will as the weather gets warmer.
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@Hate2Iron (7664)
• Canada
12 Apr 16
it sounds as if you chose the perfect day for your walk!
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@GardenGerty (96663)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Apr 16
It was very nice. I did not really need the jacket I wore.
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
12 Apr 16
oooo, so jealous... lilacs. -sad face- they dont grow here... I miss them.
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@GardenGerty (96663)
• Marion, Kansas
15 Apr 16
You are right, they have to have cold in the winter to set their blooms.
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Apr 16
@GardenGerty yeah, which stinks for me
@marlina (71240)
• Canada
15 Apr 16
I agree that walking outside is a lot more fun than doing the treadmill indoor.
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@GardenGerty (96663)
• Marion, Kansas
15 Apr 16
I seem to go further as well.
@Marty1 (31956)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12 Apr 16
@gardengery Super you get to enjoy your walks so much! I would never eat anything i picked as i would probably pick something poisonous thinking it was edible as I have a hard time telling what is what! I would pick jimson weed I know that is something people get confused with but can; 't remember what it is confused with, and i would probably never make it home from my walk! I would love your walk without lilacs as I get a runny nose right away from allergies to flowers Had an Easter Lily Put it on the front porch after had such a runny nose and allergies gave it to the cook to plant in her garden! AS long as it is not here in my house! Isn't quince a kind of food What exactly is quince and is it a food like i think or at least edible because i thought i heard once somebody eat quince pie. But i would not pick it who know what i would consume! How does wild garlic differ from the garden we buy i guess it would be called domesticated garlic! Or does it go by another name!
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• Philippines
12 Apr 16
well, i agree with you there, unfortunately, I feel heavy enough that my knee couldn't take my weight sometimes.
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@GardenGerty (96663)
• Marion, Kansas
15 Apr 16
Walking strengthens my knees and reduces the pain. I am quite heavy.
@Corbin5 (99843)
• United States
12 Apr 16
I would hang clothes on my treadmill after I ironed them. I have to be in the great outdoors to get in a good walk!
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@GardenGerty (96663)
• Marion, Kansas
15 Apr 16
I do not iron often, and do not own a treadmill. I used to use one at the Y.MCA
• United States
12 Apr 16
It sounds so beautiful Heather. I culd smell the lilac as you were talking about it here. I love old crookedy sidewalks to look at but not to walk on.
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@GardenGerty (96663)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Apr 16
Exactly. I do not want a twisted ankle or anything like that.
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Jun 16
yes walingoutsdide even in the city is so good and our street has lovely big trees os all' kinds even one botlle brush tree wityh red brush blooms that look like brushes I ndeed to get back to doingthjis my self as i lofe the feelng