Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Nice Day for a Walk

It's that day of the week again where we can enjoy our outdoors and everybody else's outdoors, sponsored by Susan at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Make sure you visit her blog, check out her outdoor post and then go check out everybody else's.
A few week's ago after my friend Nit invited us and served us a scrumptious Thai lunch, we felt the need to work it out. We decided to meet at my house and take a walk from there. It was such a nice day that even the cardinals were out.
We walked down the hill from our house. There's our house behind me. Sorry, the grass is not quite green yet or is it just the many dried leaves covering the green grass? I should rake but I would rather sit here blogging and reading your blogs.
Then we turned towards the back of the house.
There's my friend, Debjani. She just moved from New York and she wanted me to take her picture so she can email it to her friends in NY to make them jealous, showing them that she is walking around in short sleeves and skirt without a jacket. LOL! Our house is the one with a U shaped backyard that you can see behind her in the corner. You can 't really see the courtyard, can you? But do you see my raised vegetable garden in the back of the house? I started planting lettuce and spinach. I planted tomatoes too but I don't think they made it cause it got cold the last 2 nights. I will blog about them when the veggies get bigger.
There is the creek behind our house. If you go there early in the morning, you will see deer and foxes playing around.
Posing with me is our good friend Nit who is so nice to cook for us all the time. And she makes the best Thai food. I kinda wonder why she never gains weight and yet, we all do. :-)
After the walk, we went back home and sang Karaoke. What a fun and relaxing day! Thanks for joining me!


ann said...

What some lovely pics.It was a perfect day for a walk...Ann

Chandy said...

I love your place! What a great place to walk around in! Lovely choice for Outdoor Wednesday!

Hugs, Carolyn from What Now? Tablescapes

mbkatc230 said...

What a great walk! Christine, you are the perfect tour guide even when it's just around your yard. Oh and I love the cardinal, I just love those birds and it's one that we have alot of here. We always send "winter" pictures of us in shortsleeves and sometimes even shorts back to friends and family who live up North too. Great post for Outdoor Wednesday

Tomarie said...

C~ Your house and yard are amazing! It looks like such a charming and lovely neighborhood!
Thank you C for the beautiful things you said about Ryan...I am so grateful we are friends! Love ya! L~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, you live in such a wonderful place for walking. I can't believe you got that beautiful picture of the Cardinal. You must have used a zoom to not frighten him away. Your home and the neighborhood look beautiful, and how nice to have the creek behind your home. This sounds like such a wonderful day with your friends. laurie

Cynthia said...

That cardinal pic is like totally awesome. Beautiful day for a walk. Cindy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Looks like a beautiful walk! And sounds like a great way to spend the day!

marty39 said...

Christine, you home is located in such a beautiful area. What a great place to take a walk. I love look at all of nature. Such a beautiful spot. Hugs, Marty

Nicole ~ said...

You have such a beautiful home, and the nature all around your home is so pretty. The cardinal picture was amazing, and how lucky are you to have deer & foxes to look at!! I cannot wait to see what your garden grows.

Susan said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Christine!

What a beautiful day for a walk...and how nice you ran into friends while you were out!

Thanks for sharing your photos.


Olive Rue said...

Happy OW! I love that 1st shot. That looks like a postcard.

Light and Voices said...

I loved the picture of the cardinal. What a ham he is! Such a lovely area to take a walk.

Chandy said...

That cardinal is so lovely on that fence :-D We've seen one here, but too high up on our trees.

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

What beautiful scenery, I love rolling hills.Isn't it great to meet and make new friends, thank you for sharing. Cardinals are one of my favorite birds!!

Bo said...

Hi Christine...You have such a lovely setting for your home...I sure do want to see it when spring arrives...and you are lucky to have a creek...;-) Bo

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Christine! Oh, what a beautiful neighborhood you have and your home is lovely! I'm so glad you've made a new friend, she looks like a sweetie. Oh, I wanna come and play too! :)
Now I can not wait to see the dishes you've bought. I know they'll be outstanding just like everything else you have!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, looks like you had such a lovely day with friends! Loved your post, and I enjoyed going on that walk with you. You have a lovely yard (leaves or not) and a lovely home, too. I love the fact that you can see foxes play. They are probably my favorite wild animal. So pretty and elusive. It's neat that you get to see them. I mostly see squirrels and birds which I love and also lots of shorebirds when we're in St. Augustine. Further inland, not so much.

Love to you for a Happy Outdoor Wednesday!


Sheila :-)

♥ Kathy said...

You have a beautiful view for your walks :) I enjoyed it!

ellen b. said...

What a lovely setting for a home! The creek is such a nice addition to the landscape! Enjoy

tardevil said...

That does sound like a fun day! Your yard is nice.

Helen said...

Christine, it really is very nice to see the outdoors with all of your pretty faces .... thank you!

Tealady said...

I enjoyed the photos of your walk with friends. How lovely to have a greenbelt so you can observe lots of wildlife.

Susan said...

Your walk looked like fun and yes, the ones that are still in the snow, like me, are jealous! Tai food sounds really good right now too. Can't wait to see the veggie pictures!

jeanne said...

Wow, you live in a beautiful area. I didn't see your garden so you will half to feature it one day. It looks like a somewhat hilly challenge. Wonderful. It is obvious you are having lots of fun.


Linda said...

Wow - all you hae to do is go outside for a gorgeous nature walk. Love the creek! Linda

Beth at Aunties said...

Your home is lovely. I too love nature walks. But I have never seen a Cardinal up close. He was beautiful!

Thanks for sharing and being part of Outdoor Wednesday!

Tracy said...

What a nice way to spend an afternoon, thanks for taking us along on your walk!

Glenda said...

I enjoyed the stroll very much. I would have told you yesterday when I was playing "catchup with the blogs", but couldn't get a comment box to appear. Better late than never. Your grounds are lovely.

The cardinals are gorgeous. We used to have several pairs at our previous property. Only a couple at our present location. The females will feed from our feeders, but the males mostly scour the ground for spilled seed. I don't know if they are acting as lookouts, or what.

lvroftiques said...

Well you can color me green with envy too girlfriend! How I wish I could walk about in my short sleeves! And a day of walking and hanging with friends sounds wonderful! Beautiful landscape for a walk as well! Love Vanna

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

The pictures are wonderful & your neighborhood is lovely. I never think to take the camera with me when I go for a walk. ☺ Diane

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