In a few days, I am trading my city/suburban sidewalks for rural ones, as we make our way north to the Spokane, Washington area.
This week’s Sunday Stills theme is sidewalks, walkways, rural paths, etc! Join me for a walk down memory lane as I share some of my favorite walks.
One of my favorite views as I walk my dogs is this one below of a suburban street a few blocks from my current house of 32 years.
My brother-in-law shot this of the first snow in October on his suburban street in Spokane Valley. Image credit to him. I’m asking for snowshoes this Christmas!
Luckily I don’t need them to “walk” in this miniature Christmas street display.
The theme of City Sidewalks reminds me of Christmas and the beautiful Christmas song, Silver Bells. My favorite rendition of the song is by Anne Murray.
“City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style
In the air, there’s a feeling of Christmas”
Last Sunday, hubby and I had to leave the house so the inspector could do his thing, and parked on the street that leads to the American River Bike Trail. A beautiful Autumn day in Sacramento!
Taking a more general approach to the theme, I’m sharing galleries of sidewalks, paths, and walkways I’ve collected on my walks.
Last Wednesday was my last time to walk on the university campus where I have taught for the last 10 years. I met our department chair to turn in my building and office keys. Having not been on campus for months due to Covid, I felt slightly cheated for missing these views this semester.
Memories of Sidewalks and Pathways Gone By
This is one of my favorite photographs taken in 2014 in Lake Tahoe. We walked down this stairway to the beach on the north shore. I turned and looked back and caught this image. I believe this was a defining moment when I became a photographer.
Here is another gallery of previous photos taken on walks in San Diego, the Sacramento River Delta, Sedona, Spokane, and Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.
I would be remiss if I didn’t include this image of my hubby in his green bike helmet looking toward Yosemite Falls. Have I mentioned I have been to Yosemite National Park 26 times so far?
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”John Muir
On my walks, I see many types of birds. Frequently seen in my own neighborhood are mockingbirds, mourning doves, and robins. Bluejays are also everywhere as pictured below (on my backyard feeder). Shared for Lisa’s Bird Weekly: Birds beginning with “B.”
One day this week, we took a break from packing the POD to visit my dad and step-mom 45 miles away in the Sierra foothills. A long dirt road to my dad’s house up the hill. I’m not sure when I will be back to see this again.
As winter sets in, we drive north to Washington in a few days.
For this California native, I will enjoy and embrace my new paths in the Pacific Northwest.
Thank you for walking down memory lane with me this week. Images in this post are submitted for the following photo challenges:
I look forward to your interpretations of City Sidewalks this week!
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