Pit Stops on my morning walk

I usually head out for my long, morning walk, after the kids have left for school.

I take a long walking route, about 6 to 7 kms. The sun is usually quite hot by then, and the sky a nice cornflower blue.

As I walk my first kilometer, the chaotic sounds of ‘morning madness’ at home, before everyone’s on their way,  slowly evaporate from my head.

The sounds are slowly replaced by the twittering of lots of birds – mynas, orioles, sparrows and pigeons.They flit about from bush to bush.

On my walk, there is a stretch of about 1 km, which is along a long canal that winds its way across town.  Here, there are lovely bushes and shrubs of small flowers.

I don’t know their names but enjoy stopping and looking at them. Small orange-red flowers, milky white ones, baby pink ones, bright orange ones. Such pretty and small flowers. The bees are busy collecting honey, and I usually stop to take pictures of these beauties.

I am truly amazed at their beauty, gently swaying in the breeze, sharing their beauty for all to see, expecting nothing in return!

These are my pit stops, where I recharge my batteries. My walkometer on the phone shows that on this stretch my pace is very slow. But the walkometer doesn’t know that on this stretch, I regain my energies and enthusiasm to meet my

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day.

The flowers make me smile and give me hope. They make me believe that all is well with world.  Sharing some pictures of these beauties. Hope you enjoy them.

So what’s your pit stop? What makes you recharge? Would love to know.

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22 thoughts on “Pit Stops on my morning walk

  1. priyankamoraes

    These are divine shots. Simple and enough to capture the beauty of nature. As for me , watching the sparrows take a dip by my window or seeing a squirrel scurry , that rejuvenates me . Have a lovely day .

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  2. NJ

    Beautiful pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ My pit stop is not fixed anything that catches my eye on my way to office or way back from office and make me forget the other things in my mind works as a pit stop ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. reocochran

    My pit stops are to turn off my blogging( along with phone), television and read a book, go for a walk like you, in nature or meet a friend who shares common interests. ๐Ÿ™‚ Those are beautiful photos of pretty flowers. I like to relax at the end of the day.

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  4. Rajagopal

    A first-timer here, it feels nice to be in your little world, nimi. I am a morning walker myself but without any stops. I do enjoy the scents and stillness of nature in the early hours, meditating as I stride in the energising morning air. It is so refreshing, like many of your offerings here…best wishes… Raj.

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