A Daily Walk With DietPower
Walking is the best exercise for weight loss. And the things you see!
I love crows. When I was a child we had a pet crow, Joe, who sat on the back of our living room sofa (where my mother always kept a diaper spread) and talked. He had a limited vocabulary; he mostly said, "My name's Joe!" and "I'm a good boy!" But sometimes he would utter a hilariously long and drawn-out "Ww...ow!" I believe he learned this by watching the Banana Man on "Captain Kangaroo."
The crow in today's picture sat only about 20 feet from me, and as you can see, eyed me warily. Crows generally don't mind your walking past them at that distance, but if you stop to look at them, they fly away. This suddenly makes them seem eerily human, as if they know what you're thinking.
Crows also have what my grandma called "an attitude," meaning a certain air of sarcasm. If this one could have talked, I believe he would have jeered, "Take a picture! It'll last longer."
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
Sunday, April 12: A Quirky Church
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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