A Daily Walk With DietPower
Walking is the best exercise for weight loss. And the things you see!
One reason I seldom walk my 3.5-mile circuit at night anymore is this blind S curve on Middle River Road, nearly an hour into the trek.
Today I was unable to begin until sunset, which put me in the middle of the curve in darkness as these headlights approached. Although I'm confident I can leap out of the way in time, suddenly seeing me as they round the curve scares the hell out of motorists. (Over the years, a few have stopped to berate me. "Hey," I told one, wagging a finger through his open window, "I pay taxes, too—and why were you going fifty in a twenty-five zone?")
In this case, the headlights swerved just as I tensed for my exit move, a horn blew, I wheeled and delivered a customary gesture, and then we both went on our way.
July's Picture of the Month
It's unanimous. Everyone chose July 10: "Most Wonderful Hour of the Year." (That's my favorite, too.) Thanks to all who participated, and please vote again next month.
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, August 1: Should I Eat This?
Friday, July 31: Rose of Sharon
Thursday, July 30: Great Blue Heron
Wednesday, July 29: It's a Saltbox
Tuesday, July 28: Mailbox to Go
Monday, July 27: A Crooked University
Sunday, July 26: Oh, Deer
Saturday, July 25: House-Raising
Friday, July 24: Gnome Reunion
Thursday, July 23: Bugs Galore
Wednesday, July 22: Grand Central Station
Tuesday, July 21: Dragonfly meets Bug
Monday, July 20: URO Mystery Solved
Sunday, July 19: Overlooked Fruit
Saturday, July 18: Painted Turtles
Friday, July 17: House Wreckers
Thursday, July 16: What's This?
Wednesday, July 15: A Pretty Stop Sign
Tuesday, July 14: Beetle 4 Sale
Monday, July 13: I See Pink
Sunday, July 12: I See Red
Saturday, July 11: Keep Out!
Friday, July 10: Most Wonderful Hour of the Year
Thursday, July 9: A Sunny Beach
Wednesday, July 8: Sacked Out
Tuesday, July 7: Soaked!
Monday, July 6: Golden Moon
Sunday, July 5: Bicycle Parade
Saturday, July 4: My $10 Million Dream
Friday, July 3: Hedge Fun
Thursday, July 2: FBI Lilies
Wednesday, July 1: Tastes Like Summer
Tuesday, June 30: Party's Over
Monday, June 29: The Three Muscooteers
Sunday, June 28: Watching a Turdus
Saturday, June 27: New England Currantcy
Friday, June 26: Necklace of Champions
Thursday, June 25: A Convention of Geese
Wednesday, June 24: Painting a Scenario
Tuesday, June 23: Why Did the Beetle Cross the Road?
Monday, June 22: Clown Car
Sunday, June 21: What's Green and Sounds Like a Banjo?
Saturday, June 20: Swimming in Primroses
Friday, June 19: I Hate Deer
Thursday, June 18: Drenched!
Wednesday, June 17: They Sprang up Like Mushrooms
Tuesday, June 16: Where Time Doesn't Count
Monday, June 15: Behind a Basketball
Sunday, June 14: Flags for Elijah
Saturday, June 13: Crawling into a Daisy
Friday, June 12: Life Under a Warm Green Lantern
Thursday, June 11: Shell Game
Wednesday, June 10: Fearless Fox
Tuesday, June 9: Wet Clover
Monday, June 8: Two Bees, or Not Two Bees
Sunday, June 7: A Gorgeous Glutton
Saturday, June 6: Two Clowns
Friday, June 5: My Favorite Mailbox
Thursday, June 4: The Tomato's Deadly Cousin
Wednesday, June 3: Electric Pink
Tuesday, June 2: Lucky Boy
Monday, June 1: Six-Figure Mower
Sunday, May 31: Cool in the Shade
Saturday, May 30: Under the Butternut Tree
Friday, May 29: Awaiting a Pink Explosion
Thursday, May 28: I Shoot a Chipmunk
Wednesday, May 27: Who Dropped the Ball?
Tuesday, May 26: Out Standing in Their Field
Monday, May 25: Flags Galore!
Sunday, May 24: House of Patriots
Saturday, May 23: Memorial in a Rusty Hinge
Friday, May 22: The Sexually Clever Iris
Thursday, May 21: Raising the Wrong Baby
Wednesday, May 20: An Old Friend Is Dying
Tuesday, May 19: Crow vs. Hawk
Monday, May 18: Yours Truly
Sunday, May 17: A Wild Geranium
Saturday, May 16: War Flowers
Friday, May 15: A Mysterious Barn
Thursday, May 14: Who Invented the Microscope?
Wednesday, May 13: The Kitchen Sink
Tuesday, May 12: Slow Down!
Monday, May 11: What Lilacs Are For
Sunday, May 10: Mama Butterfly
Saturday, May 9: Gone to Seed
Friday, May 8: A Pack of Boston Terriers
Thursday, May 7: Underground Passage
Wednesday, May 6: White Violet
Tuesday, May 5: Singing His Heart Out
Monday, May 4: Kenny's Secret
Sunday, May 3: Monument to an Afternoon
Saturday, May 2: Gasoline Rainbow
Friday, May 1: The Duck and the Bashful Maiden
Thursday, April 30: A Poison Ivy Sandwich
Wednesday, April 29: The Very Picture of Spring
Tuesday, April 28: A Busy Bumblebee
Monday, April 27: Electric Pink
Sunday, April 26: Saturday Night Special
Saturday, April 25: An Old Oak Falls
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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