A Daily Walk With DietPower
Walking is the best exercise for weight loss. And the things you see!
Today being Easter, I stopped to photograph the only house of worship on my walking circuit: the King Street United Church of Christ. My family became members when we moved to the neighborhood in 1994, and my wife, Mary, and I both sing in the choir. The congregation dates to 1830, when local farmers banded together to form what was then called the Christian Church.
During the 1890s, soon after the current building was erected, its five-pointed steeple blew off in a whirlwind and stuck point-down in the cemetery. (I'd give anything for a snapshot of this zany afternath, but the Brownie box camera didn't appear until February 1900.) The church remained pointless for nearly a century, until 1989 when a replica of the original steeple replaced the old. You can read more of the church's history by clicking here.
I used to find the utility pole in the side yard a shameful blemish. I don't know the story behind it, but I've always imagined that someone at Connecticut Light & Power placed it there out of personal enmity, or perhaps just wanton esthetic insensitivity. Over the years, however, I've come to see the pole as another lovable quirk, like the church's bell and steeple.
About this page: Precisely at noon each day, I step out of my office for a 3.5-mile walk around my Connecticut neighborhood. I carry a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TX5 pocket camera with a Leica 10x optical zoom lens. My object is to make an interesting photograph of at least one thing that is different that day. I post the results here, hoping they will inspire you and your friends to walk, too. —Terry Dunkle, DietPower founder and CEO.
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All My Yesterdays
Saturday, April 11: Self-Portrait in a Pothole
Friday, April 10: Easter flowers
Thursday, April 9: Dumb as a Squirrel
Wednesday, April 8: April Snow
Tuesday, April 7: Egg Trees, Connecticut Style
Monday, April 6: I Carry My Lunch
Sunday, April 5: A Tree in Spring
Saturday, April 4: Pigs with Drivers Licenses
Friday, April 3: Forsythia
Thursday, April 2: Skunk Cabbage II
Wednesday, April 1: Mystery of the Hanging Shoes
Tuesday, March 31: Downy Woodpecker
Monday, March 30: 300-Year-Old House
Sunday, March 29: The Broken Fence
Saturday, March 28: "You're Such a Delight"
Friday, March 27: Skunk Cabbage
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