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Turkey Tracks: Walking Haikus, Haiku 6

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Turkey Tracks:  November 25, 2017

Walking Haikus

6.

November 23, 2017

Walking haikus make

Themselves with no distractions

Soul rhythms emerge

 

Thanksgiving day No No Penny and I walked our “lake” walk.  It’s one of the areas where she can be off-leash, which pleases us both.

The following pictures illustrate what happens when one just sees, hears, and feels on a walk…

…because then an attachment to nature emerges.

The lake is still low from the summer and early fall drought:

The wind over the water is cold so I don a hat and gloves and tighten my neck scarf and zip up my coat.  The cold wind is bracing though and clears out one’s head.

I am reminded of friend Giovanna McCarthy when I feel the warmth of the scarf she made me around my neck.

Penny sets a good pace for us.  But she wanders, too, and that’s what a walk is about for her.  If she gets too far behind, two whistles bring her running to touch my palm.  It’s a game she likes.

The leaves are all gone now.  Look at the color of the sky.  It’s so blue.  It’s not unusual to see rock climbers scaling that cliff.

A view of the lake in the bend of the road.  the white speck at the left edge of the road is Penny.

A small group of mallards comes close enough to get a picture.  The blue sky’s reflections dance across the water.

When I get back into the car, my head is full of haikus.

 

Written by louisaenright

November 25, 2017 at 2:18 pm

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  1. Very Serene. On the news last night a real Doctor gave a prescription to a family to walk in a park at least 30 minutes 5 days a week. to alleviate and eliminate all kinds of illnesses. Louisa you are way ahead of him. The family feels much better after a short time and less meds. One takes time to look up & out and enjoy little things in Nature. Amen! Haikus besides, a bonus! Love your photos.

    mejinno

    November 26, 2017 at 10:31 am


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