"How can you explain that you need to know that the trees are still there, and the hills and the sky? Anyone knows they are. How can you say it is time your pulse responded to another rhythm, the rhythm of the day and the season instead of the hour and the minute? No, you cannot explain. So you walk. "
~Author unknown, from New York Times editorial, "The Walk," 25 October 1967
I have to admit that as the mercury in the thermometer drops (do they still use mercury?) I become less and less eager to get outdoors and walk. Less and less eager to get outdoors and do anything, really. This Sunday tradition of strolling in the garden or around my yard and neighborhood keeps me walking, at least once a week, when otherwise I probably would not. Once I am outside, though I had to talk myself into it, I am glad to be there... to see that "the trees, the hills and the sky are still there."
If you have time to stroll outdoors today, please post about about it on your blog and then come back here with a comment and a link to your post. You may use the Sunday Stroll button at the top of this post on your post or side bar if you would like. I will add participant names to this post so other strollers can walk through your garden too. I have guests coming this afternoon for a few hours, but will try to get outdoors either before they arrive or after they leave and will update here when I can.
Look who's strolling:
The Crafty Gardener
Abbie at Farmer's Daughter
Ruth at EveryDay Woman
Margaret at Periodic Pearls
Joyce at Tall Grass Worship