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Theme Song Thursday:) On The Street Where You Live     

29 Apr

To find extraordinary things, go to the ordinary streets!

Mehmet Murat ildan


I walk every day, sometimes twice a day. I never tire or get bored with my view. You’ll never see me tuned in or plugged into headphones with music. The chirping birds, quacking ducks, and chats with neighbors as I meander the streets, that is music to my ears. The sights and sounds of my neighborhood, these will never bore me. 

This family of ducks totally ignored me. They never stirred even as I took this photo just inches away from them. They said, “Oh, it’s just Toni.” I speak duck…a little Mandarin… Get it? Mandarin duck! Ha ha!

Then, there’s the fine artwork along my way. 

Always a beautiful view. These are the streets where I live. 

A Fine Friday, Friends, and a Feather

30 Jan

“It is a very beautiful day. The woman looks around and thinks: ‘there cannot ever have been a spring more beautiful than this. I did not know until now that clouds could be like this. I did not know that the sky is the sea and that clouds are the souls of happy ships, sunk long ago. I did not know that the wind could be tender, like hands as they caress – what did I know – until now?” ― Unica Zürn


It’s hard to believe that it’s late January. It was “a beautiful day in the neighborhood.” (Thanks Mr. Rogers.) I went for a morning walk, had an impromptu lunch with Lynda, visited the gals at Sweet Spot Bakery on the Square, sat in the sun, then home for another walk.

The ducks were enjoying the 75 degree temps as much as I was.

You know what I love about my neighborhood? I love to see all the kids playing in the streets, riding their bikes, throwing the football around, shooting some baskets, and enjoying being outside. I love that these kids are all sizes, all races, big kids looking after the younger ones, just out there playing instead of zombies in front of a computer screen or television. Makes me miss my boys!

Here’s a lucky feather I found.

It was a fine day. I hope you had a fine day too.