The weather makes travellers of us all

The rooftops, the ground, the treetops glimmer and sparkle in the pale yellow streetlight. The world glows, even though the sun won’t be up for another hour; like an expectant mother, radiance comes from within. All is pristine, a clean new slate. Waking up on a chilly morning, peeping through the curtains at the outside world and seeing the everyday transformed into a landscape that’s totally different to when you went to bed a few hours ago is special.

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Healthy — The Daily Post

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. Not sure how to participate? Here are the steps to get started. (Prompt idea by agnel20.)

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It seems very appropriate that I should log onto WordPress today and the writing prompt be ‘Healthy’ – on the very day that I’ve run a 10km race. Running, like health, is a journey. Not just from the start to the finish line, but a journey that begins at some indeterminable point in time and doesn’t really have an end in sight. Well, that’s how it goes for me.

Like most people, I strive to be ‘healthy’. I try to eat well, I don’t smoke, don’t drink a great deal, I move my limbs as often as I can. It strikes me that being healthy is an undertaking to make the most out of all the journeys one experiences, not just for the sake of performing on the race track. That’s just a rather pleasant side effect that suggests you’re doing something right.

And that’s a good enough reason to keep running for me.

A Little Afternoon Jaunt

In response to The

Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Warmth.”

On the coldest day of the year, it seemed like a great idea to get outside and go for a long, brisk walk around the outskirts of Bristol. You’d think it would be a lot more appealing to snuggle up indoors with a good book and a cup of tea. Thankfully some good company, including a very excitable four legged friend, made it more than enjoyable.

All that running around meant a certain someone was keeping warm!
All that running around meant a certain someone was keeping warm!

I thought this fitted in nicely with the ‘Warmth’ theme: the sun, just setting in the sky, is throwing out its last few warming rays, and highlights the dog’s warm golden coat. Of course the dog’s breath on the left of the image is warm and clashes against the cold afternoon air creating the wisp of breath before her. And last but not least there’s the warm, expectant gaze of the dog towards its master, just out of the shot, and the yummy treat that awaits!

Hope you’ve all had a lovely Monday, enjoy your dog walking today, and may it be sunny (if cold!) with you as well!