Tuesday, June 4, 2019

There's More to Life than Exercise!

Good Golly Miss Molly!  I didn't walk yesterday though the weather was just right to not sweat like a walking bucket of water.  Instead, I finally took a day off from it and headed to Cos*co and laid my wallet down again it seems, buying stuff I need, yes, but whoa nelly.  They still cost money, all that stuff.  I came home from that, but not until I stopped off at the arboretum on the way back from The Big City where I had been spending money like water. The Arboretum is run by and owned by the University of Tennessee.  It is extremely nice.

They have some wild flowers planted at the visitors center area.  I had my DSLR with me knowing I would stop off.  As I was looking them over  and walking slowly and standing here and there peering in the bushes...I interrupted a private moment it seems.



Farther on, I found something else that reminds me of the snowball bush (see below here) ...I forget the snowball bush's real name, but it wasn't.  Do you know what this is?  It's not cultivated or it wouldn't have been there.


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These guys were there and many others.  Don't want to bore you overly much (she said).  I will add I took the header picture in a garden near here. DSLR and not the phone.

Anyway, the day was blessedly great from the minute I got up till I went to bed.  I loved just going to the City...getting some things I needed, going and finally using the big camera...coming home to see what I got.  Going back out to get a few things like soft drinks and milk...back again to lift weights, reading the rest of a superb book...and so on..into the sunny perfect afternoon and early evening.  A day I was particularly grateful, and particularly glad to be alive.

Peace.  XX

22 comments:

  1. I was going to say I love your new header, how pretty!

    A good day, despite your trip to the store with far too many possibilities. Neat photos at the arboretum.

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  2. What a lovely day! What's better than taking floral and other nature shots? :-)

    We have those yellow flowers here too, there are some close by (at my work place), but I have no idea what they are.

    Aren't the creamy ones hydrangeas? That's the first thing that came to mind.

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  3. Me too...but I figured they weren't because they were grouped with the wild ones.

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  4. Dearest Carole,
    Wow, what a lovely day you had with great photos!
    Your willing model the Physocarpus opulifolius is so lovely and belongs to Eastern Tennessee.
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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  5. Glad you had a terrific day! Any day spent with flowers, plants, and such, is fun for me too. I don't especially want to have a garden with them, since I'm as lazy as three people, but to visit them and smell the clean air that they emit; it's a slice of heaven.

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  6. Very pretty pictures. I don't know the name of those flowers but they do look like snowballs :-)

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  7. You might not have walked but you were moving and grooving and that counts!!
    Lovely flowers
    Hugs Cecilia

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  8. The white flower looks like snowball hydrangea. I have those. And they are in full bloom here too.

    I admire people who exercise regularly, walking, running, biking. I can't get myself to do that. But I am pretty active in the yard and that adds up.

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  10. It sounds like it was a marvellous day. And the heading picture is like a bloom of soft fire.

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    1. Thank you John. It's one of my "good" ones I usually post to Flickr.

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  11. What a lovely sounding day, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I enjoyed reading about, just like I was there along with you. Thanks for sharing this nice day, it's right on time.

    I wish you a wonderful week, Carole!

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  12. What a wonderful day, Carole! Thank you for sharing those photos, too. I think that white snowball bush is a hydrangea. :)

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    1. I thought maybe it wasn't since it was in with the wild stuff..but must be, Kevin.

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