Thursday, September 25, 2008

Educational Walking

Neighbor Debbie and I walk the same route every morning for our daily exercise. It's a nice route....very low key with no real hills (we don't count the rotting bridge). When you walk it every day, it tends to get boring. That's to be expected, I'm sure.

You already know about our encounter with the armadillo (scroll down a few, would you? I'm too lazy right now to hunt it up and hyperlink for you). Well, we've also discovered the HUGEST spider web you ever did see right on the edge of the woods. Smack dab in the middle of it sits this spider that is as big as my palm. We usually stop on our way back past it to check it out. Every time we marvel at how big that sucker is. After we had a windy day or two, we made note of the damage it's done to the web, which I swear to you starts at a branch about 15 feet up. We'll see what kind of repair work has been done tomorrow.

Heck, the other day we stopped to notice some of the foliage that would make a great topper for a pumpkin project we're considering. Stopped right there and talked about how if we snapped this piece off and did this, it would work for that, etc. etc.

Before reaching our cul de sac, there's this fruit tree that is just loaded with....something. We can't, for the life of us, figure out what kind of fruit this is. It doesn't appear to have seeds and it doesn't have a pit. It favors a nectarine and peach and plum. Crazy looking, I tell you. We know it doesn't have seeds or pits because we smooshed one on the path. Stomped it right there.

*Mental note to self: See if Carla and Dulcie are seeing super cool things during their walk in their neighborhood.*

So, you see, Internets, walking can be quite educational. Neighbor Debbie and I are enjoying the local wildlife, foliage, and worker men who are building new housing.

What we would never admit to in a gazillion years? We stop so we can give our aching feet and backs a teeny tiny break. Nope. Not gonna admit it at all.

8 comments:

*})i({*Kayla*})i({* said...

Is the fruit a fig?

Sounds like yall have a nice walk and talk!!!

cat said...

When I lived in Georgia I found a fuit that kinda looked what you explained. I'll have to call my ex-mother-inlaw and see if she knows what I'm talking about.

I love walks like that.....it makes for a great day.

Keep up the good work Hope.

Miss Hope said...

Please, Cat!! We're dying to know what it is! It has smooth skin..craziest thing.....

Pikes Pickles said...

Awwwwwhhh man I was expecting pictures. Take your camera phone.

Neighbor Debbie said...

Hope we need to take the camera phone when we walk next. Forgot today. We need to take pics of Charolette (spider) and the unknown fruit thingy.

Michelle said...

Aren't you enjoying walking and don't you feel so much better. I started doing my Yoga again...I just have to laugh at myself....it does hurt though so it must be working...

Monogram Queen said...

I can see where that would be so much fun! Plus y'all sound like you MAKE it fun!

SouthernStarBaker said...

Okay so I didn't know until I checked out paiges blog but it's a persimmon