February 04, 2009

Walk with me

"Now shall I walk
or shall I ride?

"Ride," Pleasure said:

"Walk," Joy replied."

~ W.H. Davies


The one mile (round) trip to the mail box.
My afternoon walk with Trux.


Home again.


Click photos to enlarge...

38 comments:

fly tie said...

there's something so much more special in a walk. :-)

moxylyn said...

Wait, is this where you live??? Our mailbox is about a mile there and back too. I don't think our scenery is this pretty though.

High Desert Diva said...

Yep...that's our place.

Hey Harriet said...

What happened to your bike? Trux would love running along beside you.

Unless you stacked your bike? I'm thinking you have. There's been no mention of it for a while ;)

High Desert Diva said...

I haven't ridden the bike since we adopted Trux. He would love to run...I couldn't ride and hold the leash though...not sure about him being off leash.

Sweet Repose said...

For a mile walk to the mailbox and NO NEIGHBORS...I would gladly trade off the 'Pink Chateau' and the view of the mountain at the end of the road...spectacular!!!

What kind of evergreen are they around you, are there several species?

This is the way that my last home in Florida was, dead-end road surrounded by wetlands...very creepy at night when the lights went out though...you know, the swamp creatures...to many sci-fi movies methinks! Ha!

High Desert Diva said...

Oh...we have neighbors. But we all have 5 acre pieces of property.

All the trees (I'd say within a 20 mile radius) are juniper.

Elizabeth said...

Happy Trux!
But what I'm drooling over is the lush garden below!
too cold here!

Golden West said...

I like how your house looks like it's set back in time, "in the wilderness". It looks like you could shoot a western there! Lovely!

willow said...

What a fabulous walk! Our big mailbox is up at the road, but it's only about a half mile up and back.

Rachel said...

What a difference in where you used to live - both are beautiful. Trux is a lucky dog.

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Wow! I can't imagine having to go that far to get to the mailbox. I am such a suburban girl. To me the mailbox is a quick shuffle out and back; slippers welcome!

Lovely photos of gorgeous scenery; thanks for sharing a part of your day. : )

sherry said...

I'm living vicariously through your verdant green! I am enjoying the snow with frozen toes and dreams of spring.

littlebyrd said...

I love walking. Your mile is beautiful!

implexus said...

Wow, that beautiful. I wish scenery around here looked like that. I'd walk all the time then.

Comedy Goddess said...

A mile?! I get tired driving a mile. No wonder you have a computer for corresponding!

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

!WOW! Walk, Walk, Walk... the scenery is breathtaking

The Queen Of Re said...

I love your place.

Linda Sue said...

Do you have a guest room???

Teri said...

Nothing nicer than pretty blue sky Oregon days like this...I can just smell the pine needles looking at them!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance

Suzanne said...

Hello,

I really enjoy your blog. I love where you live now
and fully understand the difference in gardening
abilities between Silverton and the high desert.

Your homes siting is beautiful.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Greenery uninterrupted...it's breathtaking. The only plus to come out of the waning economoy is building has slowed here in AZ. Perhaps there will be some trees left for me.

Jenn said...

I am with Cecile, my mailbox is in my lobby just 2 floors down and not only do I go in slippers, frequently its pajamas too lol. Perhaps that is why I am no longer in shape...hmmm...something to ponder :)

High Desert Diva said...

Linda Sue...we do!

Cynthia said...

What a happy daily event! Trux is a most lucky doggie...and the fresh air and exercise must revitalize you Charmaine. I would so love the chore of picking up the mail, if I lived there. Lucky Trux- AND Lucky you!

Lisa B. said...

...and what a beautiful walk it is!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

is there anything for sale next door?

High Desert Diva said...

Here ya go Deb:
http://www.crookedriverrealty.com/listings/2706728.htm

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Would the word paradise come close to describing your corner of the world..?
Stunning is another word that comes to mind...
I've tagged you (no obligation but it could be fun..!)..:)

Victoria said...

The best walks are those shared with a four footed best buddy!

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Hello, back again (and yes, still in my slippers)....

I left a little blog "tag" for you at my place. Stop by!

The Junkin' Yaya said...

Okay girlfriend...ya got mine & Texan hubby's room ready? :) What a few! xo...deb

M.Kate said...

I really should be walking more...these extra handles around the waist are so hard to get rid of. So fun to have Trux as company :D BTW, again loving your lush garden. This taggy thing 6th of 6th, 4th of something, 2nd of something...is not ever going to end. I've got 3 pending ...

vicki archer said...

What a beautiful part of the world you live in and I love your walk to collect the mail, xv.

A Cuban In London said...

Ride or walk, it doesn't matter, ENJOY. I know I did. Your photos are magnificent.

Greetings from London.

DAKOTA said...

Hey Charmaine,

I love this blog of yours! Real inspiring! If I ever give up flight attending, interior design would have to be my second job. Loving your photos too! ! !

Rosebud Collection said...

What a wonderful walk..We can't walk now..snow/ice all over the place.

SUSAN SONNEN said...

How lucky you are!