Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Enjoying the Neighborhood

I haven't been out for a run for several days now, but I have been swimming almost every day and have been doing lots of walking as well.  I love having this wonderful old neighborhood to explore... every direction we turn there is something new and amazing.

I have finally gotten into the habit of taking the camera out with me whenever we go walking, and thought I would share some of the neat things we have seen these past few days....  hope you enjoy them too.

Mama peacock (peahen?) and a pair of chicks.  They are about the size of chickens now.
There are about 60 heron nests in the park across the street from us.
This is the view from our balcony... herons and ducks on the log here.  That is a stone bridge in the background.  The picture is ever-changing.
Fence built with a cutout around the tree trunk.
I think this is a fig.
The tourists love the horsedrawn carriages... we do too!
Turtles on a log in one of the lakes in the park.
Parasailing (gliding) over Juan de Fuca Strait.
Do you take your camera when you go out for a walk?


  1. Looks like a great neighborhood! I take my camera on runs sometimes, you never know what you are going to see or want to take a picture of!

  2. umm going out in my area is not that pretty, my pictures would be too boring of a drought land with no color!

  3. These are some great photos, Elle! Those orcas are amazing. I take my iPhone with me wherever I go and the camera on it is pretty good so I use that for most of my pictures :)

  4. Beautiful! I love the stone bridge and the pea-hens.

  5. That is beautiful Elle! I really love the view from your balcony! What a great neighborhood to run in!

  6. Beautiful photos! (I'm glad to know that I'm not the only person who snaps pictures of turtles when I go out for a walk.) :)

  7. OOh! I love these pictures - it is so beautiful there!! No, I do not take my camera on walks with me because I have nothing like this around! ;) But, I do like taking pictures of the pond and ducks out front because they are really cute. Thanks for posting - very refreshing and fun to see! :)

  8. What a beautiful view from the balcony!


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