… I’ve been doing a daily walk whenever possible. So far that amounts to five days a week most of the time. I’m walking at least two miles (usually more) and I’m managing a 15 minute mile. I’m hopeful that this is becoming a habit, and it helps to be using iMapMyWalk. This area has so much to see, and so many routes to take, I’ve yet to take the same route twice. As I walk I take photos of anything that catches my eye. Mostly that means flowers and doors, as both do interest me (for different reasons).

Due to my walks, and my somewhat busier schedule these days (it’s a rare day when I have no work at all), I’ve blogged less and less, and mostly what you see here are my regularly schedule posts that are rather impersonal. I’m sorry about that! But hey, the walks are good for health. I’m hoping they are also good for my brain: as I walk I try to identify each flower I see. For some I don’t remember the name until I’m more than a block away. I hate that my brain forgets things so easily, but I’m thankful that I eventually come up with the name. Agapanthus. Hibiscus. Impatiens. Cyclamen. And of course your easy to identify rose (but SUCH a number of roses!). More and more … ya gotta love the variety!

Just to show you some of what I’ve seen on my walks:


Morning Glories:


Flowering Maple:

Anyone know what this is?:


  1. It’s a cistus, common name rockrose. Excellent plants; they tolerate poor soil and don’t need a lot of water.

  2. Thanks, patti with an i! One more to add to my backyard when I finally get to planting things. If that ever happens.

  3. Pretty! The Dahlia looks like it belongs in a Van Gogh painting.

  4. It was a pretty incredible plant, Gabrielle! It was potted … I’ll be curious to see if it is there again next year.