Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Union Canal

A couple weekends ago, I took myself for a walk along the Union Canal. I'd been told the canal was a nice place to walk, and it's only a short 5 minute walk away from my flat. Once I got there, I realized that I am a complete idiot. I could have been going for walks along here since I moved here, almost a year ago.





It was a beautiful day. Fall, my favorite time of year, was in full swing. Folks were out walking their dogs, running, and riding bikes. People smiled when you passed them. I passed a grandpa and grandkid feeding bread to some of the local wildlife. There are lots of ducks. I like ducks.




This morning I went for a run/walk down by the canal. Even though two weeks have passed, it's still beautiful with fall. After about 10 minutes, it started to feel like my soul had just released a long sigh and eased down into a comfy, soft sofa. That's really the only way I can think to describe it. I must, must, must make this part of my routine.

Below are a few more pictures that I particularly liked from my walk a couple weeks ago. The sweet kitty is one that I passed on the way home who let me pet her for a few minutes. Getting to scratch a cat behind his or her ears always makes my day.




8 comments:

Mary said...

Yay! Go Theresa!! Here's a gold star, just for you :)

Theresa said...

Thanks, Mary!!

me said...

Now I feel all relaxed too. Greats pictures. Thanks!

McB said...

Oh yeah, that's a great spot to walk. Congrats on the kitty meet. Yes, there's something about a cat that just relaxes the soul.

Christina said...

Congrats, Theresa. Lovely pics.

Keziah Fenton said...

Yay! You found a wonderful place to exercise that looks so amazing. Can I join you?

Theresa said...

Anytime, CMS, and please bring Ky! Lots of dogs enjoy walking by the canal as well.

Keziah Fenton said...

Thanks Theresa. I am planning a trip to Edinburgh for next Fall. Will you still be there? I don't have exact dates yet because it's dependant upon another person but it's definitely in the works. The Union Canal is now high on the list of places to see. Much prettier than the Seaway Canal that runs parallel to my street(two blocks over)