A Daily Walk With DietPower
Walking is the best exercise for weight loss. And the things you see!
My neighbor Terry, a Danbury city fireman, was celebrating the felling of a big oak on his front lawn when I came by. To let in more sunlight, Terry and his wife, Michele, had culled two trees, leaving others to screen their house from Middle River Road.
While I stopped to chat, Terry counted the rings on the stump: 101, which means the tree was a seedling in 1908. In that year, the first long-distance radio message was broadcast from the Eiffel Tower; Henry Ford introduced the Model T; Republican William Howard Taft beat Democrat William Jennings Bryan for President; Robert Baden-Powell created the Boy Scouts; Jimmy Stewart and Bette Davis were born; outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed; Gabriel Lippmann won the Nobel Prize for inventing color photography; Mother's Day was created; the Grand Canyon became a National Monument; and New York City passed a law forbidding women to smoke in public. In addition, the Chicago Cubs whipped the Detroit Tigers to win their second straight World Series. (They haven't won since.)
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
Friday, April 24: How an Ant Sees a Daffodil
Thursday, April 23: The Nameless Brook
Wednesday, April 22: Weeding Time
Tuesday, April 21: Wet Apple Buds
Monday, April 20: Mr. Allen and the Crew Team
Sunday, April 19: Bloodroot II
Saturday, April 18: Green Jellybeans
Friday, April 17: Bloodroot
Thursday, April 16: Skunk Cabbage III
Wednesday, April 15: Find the Critter
Tuesday, April 14: Blessing of the Animals
Monday, April 13: The Crow Who Said "Wow!"
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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