A weekly series highlighting four interesting moments from a week of walks.
Welcome back, and thanks for stopping by! We're wrapping up the week with another installment of Four Walks. If you missed the introduction of Four Walks, it's one of our latest series. The series highlights four interesting moments from four walks taken throughout the week.
It was inspired by my ongoing desire to absorb and appreciate our surroundings, and to encourage bonding among our little family. We've always enjoyed joining together for walks, but when our backyard fence went up, walks inadvertently became less essential for our family, and the frequency that we geared up for them wavered. But during the two short weeks that we've reinstated regular walks, I've only noticed happy results. When we walk, we don't focus on the duration, path or time of day. Instead, we head outside when we can and only follow our noses.
Here's what we found interesting this week...
We popped out just before sunset on Sunday, and to our surprise, our habitually quiet neighborhood was abuzz with excitement. Sunday was still hot, and the mouthwatering smell of barbequed food sat like haze above our block and upbeat chatter from families gathered together could be heard in every direction. Not long into our walk, we ran into one of our neighbors. He was doing the same thing as us, walking his dog. He has a perfectly fluffy Husky named Demon (from Snow Dogs? I think this is the movie, it's been awhile.)
We felt like changing the scenery on Tuesday, so we hopped in the car for a new (to the dogs) path. The path is nice. It's an almost half mile circular track, situated between two neighborhoods. A (fake) body of water is at the center of the track, which is cushioned by tall foliage and then the paved path. Here's a few photos from our walk, if you'd like to see...
I love this photo so much. It reminds me of these beautiful shots.
This milkweed gives me allergies just looking at it, but we had stopped because we noticed a group of what I later confirmed were milkweed bugs. Can you spot them? They're harmless orange and black bugs with shockingly short life cycles.
And I love those silver leaf trees! There's another road nearby that's lined with them, and when they're in bloom, they almost look illuminated on sunny days.
On Wednesday, we switched up our route again. We walked a lap that brings us near an exhilarating intersection. As we returned to our street, we heard a dog barking in the distance and then a person refer to the dog as Star Lord. Mike and I both cracked up at the name. Marvel, anyone?
On Thursday, we followed the same route. We walked late at night. Pierogi and Gilly adopted a brisk pace, and it was hilarious to watch their little legs move so quickly. They looked like little piggies racing, or maybe this guy. We passed a tree with a weird notch that Mike thought looked like a monkey. I didn't see it. We passed another tree that Mike notices every year for being the first on our block to fully lose its leaves. I had never noticed.
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Woof! (Hey, there!) Pierogi, Gilly and Sarah here. Thanks for stopping by our dog blog. We're a little dog-obsessed around here and Pierogi & Co. is all about inspiring you to enjoy the dog days. Because life's more fun with your best (furry) friend by your side. So grab a bone and follow along as we stop to sniff the flowers...