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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Walk Around the Neighborhood

Usually in our family weekends are for hiking, but this weekend we didn't stray far from home. We have grandparents visiting and Saturday morning hubby and I ran in a 10k race. Our hiking legs were spent.

However, unless it's pouring down rain, I like to get outside on weekends and today was no exception. We went for a walk around our neighborhood. Usually when I go around our neighborhood I'm running and don't have my camera with me, but today I had it and found quite a few interesting things to take photos of.

My apologies if this is becoming a bit of a photo blog. I just can't help myself. Slowing down to take photos of the beauty around me is just becoming part of who I am...part of my rhythm. 

You can't really tell from this photo, but this dahlia is huge.

I love these heart shaped leaves. I have been fascinated by them for months now, always wishing I had my camera with me. Today I was pleased to see that some were turning yellow, making them a bit more interesting to photograph.


  1. I enjoy the pictures. Never in my life have I seen anything like the top photo! What is it?? It is beautiful, but it doesn't look real!

  2. Meg, I don't know what it is...I have never seen it either. It was waxy and hard. I need to do some research and see if I can figure out what it is.

  3. What great pictures, so beautiful and that first flowery thing is awesome. It looks almost fake, so pretty!

  4. I love your photos! I was going to ask the same thing as Meg. Are they flowers? Berries? Wow,, so interesting!

  5. Those gorgeous red star-shaped flowers with the blue centers had me intrigued! It might be what is called "Harlequin Glorybower" (Clerodendrum trichotomum). Check it out online & let me know if that is what the tree looked like.