Yesterday, the last day of 2010, was crisp and clear and prompted me to venture out to take some photos. I thought I'd drop in to see how the Trumpeter Swans were celebrating New Year's eve day, but the party must have been held elsewhere because there were none to be seen. In fact, the sea looked like smooth sailing, but only some mallards seemed to be taking advantage of it. Sea birds seem to be more abundant when the tide is coming in, churning up delectable and succulent goodies.
With time noticeably passing too quickly to count, it seems a good idea to me to make each day count. This includes a lot of healthy walking! Therefore, I have started off the new year with a brisk walk to the beach and back, breathing in the bright new year's morning. It was uplifting to greet and be greeted by other walkers with a "Happy New Year!", rather than the usual "Hello, lovely day!" It was a bit of a nippy morning at 1C, however I was dressed for the day. I especially like my gloves that fold back to let my finger ends out to take photos!
A few photos from today:
Also Flighty mentioned that he was going to keep his eye on a hawthorn over time (an explanation on his link), and I thought that sounded like a great idea. I have decided to keep watch over this 'Harry Lauder's Walking Stick tree/bush' that stands on the top of the hill on the track down to the beach. They are fascinating looking things, and this will encourage me (I hope) to walk more often to the beach to check on Harry.
Meet Harry on the first day of 2011:
Hope you have a great year, and find your own "Harry" or some other motivator to help make it a happy and healthy one!