just another morning walk

Monday April 26, 2010

Today I said hi to our favorite neighbor while walking down the sidewalk.

Tail wagging but resisting the jump up to lick her face.

Later we passed a little boy in a second floor window waving to me and saying what might be his newest word, hi.

Glancing up, someone new is interested in us, tail wagging, and walking up the yard to get a closer look.

The man on the cell phone said, good morning to me as we passed.

Tailing wagging and making eye contact with this new person…do they want to come closer to pet me?

An older woman with shower cap and cigarette out on the front lawn didn’t see us walking across the street. I watched as she greeted the handymen workers visiting her for the day.


No one else is out. People are at work. People are gone for the day.

Pull hard ahead in pursuit of that rabbit….grrrrr, a tug from the leash.

We continue to pass the familiar houses and front lawns. I try to steal a peek inside to see their messy porch or perfectly decorated front room. I have a favorite block you know, where the front lawns are popping with perennials and planned seasonal blooming. I wish I had seasonal blooming perennials in my front lawn.

Heading home I vow to notice more, try harder, and always keep my eyes open.

Tailing wagging, we’re back home, and I’m ready…will you please throw my frisbee!?

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  1. Kristine Lindberg says:

    I can pciture it all!

  2. allisa says:

    sure would be great to take a morning walk with you some time! i love how you are noticing these little things about your neighborhood… really makes it feel like home, i’m sure.


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