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MOTHER MAY I

Now before we begin, here are the directions from "Mother Anni"--
[Hope no one thought you were crazy enough to put you in "the suit", or a rubber room while experimenting with this! :o)]

- 30 GIANT STEPS - IN ANY direction. You may have to make a few turns and pivots so you won't run into any walls or such...don't want any injuries today! WARNING: Avoid any obstacles in the way- if there's a door...open it & continue, if there is a wall...pivot AROUND it. You may end up outdoors! Or perhaps if a small apartment....down the hallway....who knows?!! :::thinking::: "Oh gawd, if there's a pool at the end of your thirty steps, I sure as H E double L hope you can swim!!!!"

After the 30 giant steps, Stop!
TAKE A PHOTO AND/OR NOTE WHAT YOU'RE SEEING!!
Then, take 15 baby steps back.
After the 15 baby steps, Stop!
TAKE A PHOTO AND/OR NOTE WHAT YOU'RE SEEING
LOOK in any direction -to your right, left, up [more than likely, not down ---that'd be your feet!!]. What you see is what we get!!
Stop!
It's all about your first glance after the giant/baby steps!!! [You will have two photos/stories for us- the 30 giant steps then, the 15 baby steps going back]


While dear Father was at work and James was absorbed in a television show, I performed Hootin's Annie's request. Starting from my desktop computer in the kitchen I took about 5 giant steps forward, turned right into the hallway and ended up on step 15 in my master bedroom, by the patio door. We have a small house. I opened up the door and stepped out - into the rain. Well, drizzle actually. Turning left, 15 more giant steps took me from the patio, down our back sidewalk where I ended up in the middle of the backyard.

Before me:



behind me:


the white dots, by the way, rain on my camera lens!

Then, 15 baby steps back:

Before me:


and behind me:



I stood in silence for a few minutes, rain drops failing on my face. Then tromped back inside through my bedroom patio door, trailing wonderful bits of leaves and dirt and realized the hem of my sweat pants where soaked, I was cold and now I needed to vacuum the carpet. But, for those few moments, It all became worth the extra work. Thank you, Hootin' Anni for helping me to appreciate my backyard, rather than taking it for granted. It thanks you and I thank you.









Comments

  1. Oh man. Your back yard is so pretty. I love the bushes. Great pictures. Have a wonderful Monday.

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  2. What a nice little adventure!

    Congrats on your word count! Great job. :)

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  3. You have a lovely garden, I enjoyed seeing the views.

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  4. I love your yard. You wanna come and help me make mine so pretty?

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  5. Your yard is gorgeous!! And, yay for the quote for today. Very profound.

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  6. Such lovely subtle colors in nature even when it is grey!

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  7. That is a beautiful backyard...I am taking landscaping notes!

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  8. Your back yard is truly something to be relished. Great pics. Thanks for getting wet so we could all share!

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  9. Beautiful yard! I would spend a lot of time out there. When it isn't raining of course.

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  10. The backyard looks absolutely beautiful!

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  11. Just awesome....what a well manicured, beautiful place you have.

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  12. You sure have a beautiful yard. Love, love, love it!

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  13. Your yard is breathtaking!

    In answer to your comment on my blog, no one else pointed out that it said 2008. No one pointed out that the date for the post was 11 December either!

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  14. Your back yard is beautiful!! lovely place.
    This is my first time playing, what a Fun Monday!!

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  15. You do have a lovely backyard: I like the way that your path winds. Every thing looks alive and healthy.

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  16. you have a gorgeous and lush yard! and i love the little rain speckles. i do love rain.

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  17. wonderful landscaping -- so much texture to enjoy.

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  18. Beautiful trees in your back yard.

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  19. I love all the trees in and bordering your backyard! The tree in the first pic has really beautiful foliage.

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