Sunday, July 31, 2005
Monday, July 25, 2005
Hi, all! I'm back and it's the day after the walk. What an experience. Here are a few pics. I was a little dehyrated and heat exhaustion was starting to set in..I almost fainted but got some ice water just in time. There were so many stories it was incredible. I met people from New York, New Mexico, All over from Washington, California, Florida, Massachusetts and more. I even met one lady, age 70, that had done the walk six time in the last 10 years....she was from New York. She also raised funds for cancer in addition to this walk by getting some friends to put together a calendar like in the movie Calendar Girls.... I walked a lot. It was a time I'll always remember. I hope to post some of my pictures which include some of people and some of wildlife too...I got a heron and an otter.....in my next few entries. Thanks to all the J-landers that sent me notes of encouragement. I'm going to see if I can find any other bloggers out there that did the walk (maybe from other states)..so far I haven't run into any.
Also, I decided this qualifies for John's Monday photo shoot! http://journals.aol.com/johnmscalzi/bytheway/ Something hot!
I mean look at all that hot pink! Now that's hot! Not to mention we all had hot feet, hot heads and hot bodies...literally! After finishing 18.8 miles this last day of the 3DAY...Seattle is warmingup! The pavements were steaming and our feet were melting!
Until my next entry...:)
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Here is the message I got in email today...
the video is quite moving...hope you can
open it.....ahhg..it brought tears to my my
eyes already...I'm in trouble..this is going
to be a VERRY emotional experience...
The fan was my addition...I plan to bring
it to keep me cool...:)..
It's long but here it goes, the video is
definitely worth watching:
In just a few more days your 3-Day
journey begins. By now, you are probably
in the middle of packing, figuring out how
to jamyour entire wardrobe of walking gear
into one small duffel bag. You may be
worried about whether your feet will be
able to carry you 60 miles. If you’re anything
like the walkers of 3-Days past, you may be
dyeing your hair pink, painting pink ribbons
on your cheeks or tracking down the perfect
pair of pink angel wings. Yes, pink is a
powerful theme on the 3-Day.
In the midst of the excitement –
and, boy, are we excited! –
we’d like to ask you to find a quiet moment
to think about what the 3-Day means to you.
You've prepared your feet for the journey;
now we want to help you prepare
your heart and mind.
We’d like to share with you a special
welcome message as a preview of the
3-Day spirit. Please watch it and come to
the Opening Ceremonies on Friday morning
ready to experience everything
the 3-Day has to offer. We can't wait to see you!
If you are unable to view the movie,
download the welcome message in PDF format.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
In the mood! A round robin http://journals.aol.com/ondinemonet/RoundRobinChallenges/entries/376 photo shoot challenge...let's say pink! Since I'm doing the 3Day Cancer Walk in Seattle I have been thinking pink a lot. Here I have two stress balls and a puff pom. The first stress ball is your regular squeezy thingy and the second is the squeezy after major stress and of course the puff pom is for the gentle breezy touches we all need. 2 MORE DAYS TO GO.... www.the3day.org
Be sure to check out the rest of the Round Robin Photo Challenge entries!
- Amy http://journals.aol.com/babyshark28/substanceorlackof/
- Carly :) http://journals.aol.com/ondinemonet/Ellipsis
- Monica http://journals.aol.com/photographybymon/Mamarazzi
- Celeste http://journals.aol.com/csandhollow/Mydayandthoughts
- Coy http://journals.aol.com/coy1234787/Dancingintherain
- Cheryl http://journals.aol.com/boiseladie/MyWorld/
- Aunt Nub http://journals.aol.com/montaukny/AuntNubsEmptyHead
- Danielle http://journals.aol.com/danielled1/Everybodyknows
- Karen http://journals.aol.com/mavarin/MusingsfromMavarin/
- Mary http://journals.aol.com/alphawoman1/Alphawomansblog/
- Dawn http://journals.aol.com/auburndawn/DawnsDrivel/
- Trish http://journals.aol.com/freeepeace/LivingroomSuperstar
- Kimberleigh http://journals.aol.com/demandnlilchit/LifeasIliveit
- Robin http://journals.aol.com/oceanmrc/MidlifeMatters/
- Alan http://journals.aol.com/botdotdotdot/F-Stop
- Phinney http://journals.aol.com/geminiwilder/Paragon/
- Steven http://journals.aol.com/sepintx/sometimesphotoblog
- Duane http://journals.aol.com/fdtate714/sottovoce/
- Derek http://journals.aol.com/deveil/PictureoftheDay
- Betty http://journals.aol.com/rap4143/MyDayMyInterests/
- Nancy http://journals.aol.com/nhd106/Nancyluvspix/
- Maria http://journals.aol.com/gotomaria/TheLittleThings/entries/719
- Patrick http://astopatwilloughby.blogspot.com/
- Kat http://journals.aol.com/mskatdabrat/FromEveryAngle/
- Marie http://journals.aol.com/mariebm56/PhotographsMemories/entries/732
- Kell http://journals.aol.com/awen1122/TheMountainLifeofaYankeeWife/entries/452
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
This evening I went to REI.. www.rei.com to get some things for the 3Day walk.... www.the3day.org ....maybe some of you have an REI nearby... well ~ $100 later I have some things I need. I had to get a fanny pack, some first aid items (I had sprained my ankle in February so I figured a wrap was in order just in case....). So I've begun my last minute packing... I still need to decide on the carrybag and sleeping bag which I should have somewhere...can't believe it's almost here on Friday. Wish I could take my photos with me....this pinkish/purple photo of the clematis in my backyard is a nice vision to consider coming back home to and ponder on while walking. Clematis are a bit unruly like me....ha! I'm glad to do the walk and raise some funds for the cause....they say that every 3 minutes a new case of breast cancer is diagnosed in the US. People really do need to check themselves the sooner it's diagnosed the easier and quicker the treatment. Great strides have been made in the treatments too....much wiser and kinder with better results. This was a long entry for me....so today and tomorrow I'll be posting some more thoughts.....
Monday, July 18, 2005
What is it about dragonflies? They are magical.....this one stayed still for awhile and so I got to capture the translucent wings and the sky blue and black body. He/she? was just hanging on a branch. I've noticed some great dragonfly photos out there in Journal land....just thought I'd add to the bunch..:)
Added this great site that I got from a Sometimes photoblog ( http://journals.aol.com/sepintx/sometimesphotoblog/entries/1221 )entry:
Monday, July 11, 2005
Ice, Ice baby! John Scalzi's Monday photo challenge:
Here are some of my favorite icicle pictures from last year!
Monday, July 4, 2005
Yellow swallowtail, I believe...
a butterfly moment
This one was huge....
Decided to add some links to other sites with butterflies!
http://journals.aol.com/sepintx/sometimesphotoblog/entries/1181 and interesting view of one sideways....
Monarch on purple/pink flower
A very nice site...
Even more beauty!
These previous Two links are really neat......should gratify many a butterfly fanatic....like me....
Friday, July 1, 2005
July 4th Haiku
Lady Liberty Floats, hillsits,
Delivered in style
Burstings in Sky
John Scalzi weekend holiday assignment:
This was actually from last year...we went to the 4th celebration on Lake Union, Seattle. We took our boat and saw the biggest flag on a boat ever, Gasworks park always has an inflated Lady Liberty head, a friend went all out on dessert presentation and finally the fireworks were magnificent!