Thursday, September 2, 2010
Today is a wonderful day my friends, just wonderful! After 3 months of a sweltering summer, I ventured into the great outdoors for an OUTSIDE morning walk!! You heard me, OUTSIDE!!!! Even though the forecast for today is a high of 96 degrees, the morning temperature when I left my house was 67 degrees with a slight breeze blowing. I walked for a glorious 45 minutes and the temp had risen 10 degrees during that time, so I was hottt when it was over, but oh so happy.
I felt like a bird who was let out of my cage, like a bear coming out of hibernation, like a butterfly emerging from her cocoon. Ok, maybe not a butterfly, but definitely a bird or a bear! It was exhilarating to hear the birds singing and to see the squirrels rushing about among the pecan trees. I saw several butterflies happily flitting about and thought about how they will soon be gone when the autumn chill arrives.
And... I could still conquer the dreaded hill that challenged me in May! In fact, it might have been a little easier than the last walk I took outside in the beginning of June. I have been trying to do the walking video and exercise bike 3 times a week, this summer and wondered if it was accomplishing anything at all so I was pleased to see that it had!
The top picture was a tree that has started to change color, but even though it is still hot here, the evenings have cooled down considerably and this weekend when my daughter, son in law and grandson are visiting from Florida, is going to be much cooler.
It is a foretaste of the beauty that is to come this fall!