A Walk to Remember: Fox Hill

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I’ve long had an idea for a series of posts
entitled A Walk to Remember.
I’m a moment-hoarder,
a memory-grasper,
knowing how easily they get
plowed under by the thrum of life.

DSC_1036Two things were special about today.
I woke up at 4:25 a.m., a personal best!
For a lifelong night owl,
that’s a victory in itself. {laughter}

DSC_1037To be precise, it’s not unheard of
to wake up with a 4 on the clock.
But to get up and walk out the door?
Unfathomable.

DSC_1041My co-workers are fitness gurus.
The kind that participate in Warrior Dashes,
look for “Fun” runs (???!!!  #interrobang)
and organize triathlons.

DSC_1043The only “selfie” I took.

 

DSC_1045Last summer they started walking up Fox Hill
on Sunday mornings.

DSC_1049I couldn’t join them because it conflicted
with my music commitments at church.

DSC_1055They decided to hike up Fox Hill on Friday
this week, so I could join them!

DSC_1056This is a picture of endurance.
I needed it today!

DSC_1061The second special thing? I made it to the top!
Eastern Oregon doesn’t resemble the lush green
images of Oregon that most people imagine.
These high green hills will soon be dun.
But today they are simply splendid!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “A Walk to Remember: Fox Hill

  1. Carol, Thank you for your comments and beautiful photographs. Reminded me of a quote I just wrote in my newest quote journal (you and I have it in common to love a good quote 😉 and here it is: “Write it in your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” Ralph Waldo Emerson I believe RWE and I would have enjoyed joining you and your friends walking Fox Hill. One last thing: I am a sleep needer married to a sleep avoider, but we have finally agreed on getting up at 4AM and while I am in bed reading by 6PM, he stays up until he gets tired. It works! Love and Prayers, jep

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