Everybody’s walking

Walking to the Petroleum Centre train station

The turnout for the group walk was great.  Thank you all so much for participating.  It’s been fun (and quite interesting!) being able to accompany you on your walks.  Please visit the links as you work your way through this post.  Just think of all the mileage you’ll get in without having to move.  lol!

Walking towards the crossing

Sallyann got us started by Walking home, taking us along as she leaves work and walks home in the early morning.  I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Sallann’s walk home, and she ended with the always-cute (always makes me smile) Alice.

Walking towards the bridge

Karma took us Walking Along at the Rice Nature Preserve where she found the beauty in nature, as well as some great views.  She got a little lost, but the sunlight helped her find her way.

Almost there

Next we join Bo for A Colorful Autumn Hike in Wisconsin.  She leads us through a prairie remnant and a hardwood forest, showing off Mother Nature’s autumn colors.  I can well understand her need to stop more than once for that “one last shot.”

On the bridge

Teresita helped us unwind with her thoughtful contribution to the Group Walk, ending with a beautiful exclamation mark.

View from the bridge

Rosie, in California, hiked Backbone Trail Segment 7 where she went looking for faerie folk and found deer, fossils, a rattlesnake, and some great views.

Stopping to rest on the way back to the train station

Holly stepped up next with a walk at her favorite nature center in her Let’s Walk! post.  The opening reflection is amazing.  Holly captured some beautiful colors along the way, and ends with a really fun shot of her son.

Here comes the train, but it’s going the wrong way. We’ll have to walk around some more, and catch the train when it comes back.

In View 250:  Apple Drive, Scott takes us to a couple of apple orchards in upstate New York.  I swear I could almost smell the apples, and the view of the valley is amazing.

Hmmm…. who’s driving the train? Maybe we should just walk…

Last, but certainly not least, Kathy takes us from the Redwood Forests to the SF Bay waters, where the water sparkles and the forests look lush with ferns.

I wonder if the folks on the train know Casey Jones is the engineer. Or are they ghosts too?

Once again, thank you all so much for participating, and another big thank you to Karma for suggesting it.  Perhaps we should make this an annual event.  What do you think? We could call it Walktober.

All of the above photos were taken at Oil Creek State Park in Pennsylvania last Friday during my annual leaf peeping excursion.  The rest that follow are from this morning’s walk.

Summer dreams in autumn colors

It is a cloudy and cool day here in the Bogs.  The colors around the pond are stunning.

Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.

~ William Cullen Bryant

Looking out over the meadows

Nothing is more fleeting than external form, which withers and alters like the flowers of the field at the appearance of autumn.

~ Umberto Eco

That’s it from the Bogs and elsewhere for today.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you had a chance to visit everyone else on their walks.  If not, go now.  Go on.  You won’t regret it.

Wishing you an enchanting day, evening, or night… wherever and whenever you are on the spectrum of time.

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33 Comments on “Everybody’s walking”

  1. hugmamma says:

    Absolutely lovely photos…as always. So glad you’re still in the blogging world. Life gets sooo busy. Not always easy to keep up with posting…and visiting. Pocket Perspectives visit to hugmamma’s mind, body, and soul…prompted me to visit you again.

    …so nice to come home…to you again…dear friend. :)

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, HugMamma. It’s good to see you again. I know what you mean about keeping up. I’m so far behind that I doubt I’ll ever get caught up. Ah well. Sometimes it’s fun trying. :)

  2. Karma says:

    Thanks again for putting the group walk together. I’m looking forward to having a little free time to enjoy everyone’s walks – just a quick check in for today.

  3. Val says:

    What a lovely combination of walks! And your photos… D’you know, if we don’t have a wonderfully colourful autumn this year, here (which is likely) I’m going to just come by your blog and daydream!

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Val. I’m glad you enjoyed all the walks. :) This year has been especially colorful here in the Bogs. It’s been a big surprise (we thought the heat and drought of the summer would make for a dull autumn).

  4. Ron Dubin says:

    Great images Robin ;)

  5. mobius faith says:

    Apparently we both had trains on the mind today. :-) Great shots.

  6. dearrosie says:

    This was such a great idea Robin. I love the idea of an annual Walktober.

    Your photos from Oil Creek State Park in Pennsylvania are simply splendid
    As are your fall photos from your lake.

    I’ve been on a few of the walks already. They’re all so different and so interesting.

  7. Sallyann says:

    Thanks Robin, I’ve visited the other blogs and spent time on their walks too, such variety ! :-)
    A yearly blog sounds like a great idea, but why not make it a bi-anually walk to take in the other side of the seasonal spectrum too ? Say Aprilish maybe ? :-)

    • Robin says:

      I like that idea, Sallyann. Very much. I think twice a year would be fab. Spring and fall are perfect since they’re usually not extreme in terms of weather. :)

  8. aFrankAngle says:

    OMG … this is fabulous! Great idea Robin …. and thanks for being the host!

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Frank. You should join us next time. :)

      • aFrankAngle says:

        I wanted to, but timing just didn’t work … although I had two related posts – the one through the sculpture park and the riverboat ride. … but that’s OK.

        • Robin says:

          Just saw this comment, Frank. I didn’t think of it at the time, but should have just had you submit the link for one of your walks. I’m not picky about rules so it wouldn’t have mattered that your walk didn’t take place over that one week period I posted. Just to give you a heads up: I’m thinking of having another group walk in the spring. I’m considering early April, but we’ll have to wait and see how the weather goes. Anyhow, save a spring walk for the next group walk. :)

  9. Wow, is it any wonder I miss PA, especially in the fall?! Stunning, Robin!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Kathy. :) It’s gorgeous there. Or was. I suspect there are a lot of leaves down now. The cold front that’s moving through here today is baring most of the trees.

  10. bearyweather says:

    This was a great idea … I am sorry it took place during my unexpected blogging break.

  11. Marianne says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this adventure, Robin.

  12. It was wonderful to join in on all those walks! Making this an annual event would be a great idea, it’s such a beautiful time of year, and walks are so much more enjoyable WITHOUT the heat and humidity!! ;)

    • Robin says:

      I hear ya, Holly! I don’t care for heat and humidity either. I’m thinking about making this a semi-annual event with a walk in the spring and a walk in the fall. Early April might be just as good as early October in terms of weather, but we’ll have to wait and see. The weather has been fickle lately. :)

  13. Dana says:

    Sorry I missed the group walk! I’ll have to do a Victoria walk soon and sneak some Canadiana in there. :)

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