Thursday, March 12, 2009

Neighborhood Portrait

I took a really lovely walk today. In fact, I've taken really lovely walks for the last 3 days straight. Each one has been around 2-2.5 miles round trip, and has been the result of me deciding to walk instead of drive when running errands. It feels really good to remember that I can take care of most errands without my car. It doesn't hurt that the weather has been gorgeous and for the last three days there hasn't been a cloud in the sky!

My dear friend Sonja said the other night that when she walks around her neighborhood, it really feels like her town. I agree - walking around, I really feel like it's MY town. I really feel like I live here, walking around. I've been living here for almost 3 years, but I've never felt this kind of comfortable in my own town! It's really, really great. And I just love walking around - and now I will always feel silly (or lazy!) driving the 1 mile to Walgreens when I could walk it in around 15 minutes (depending on how many times I stop to take pictures)!

I took a bunch of pictures this week while walking, and I'm embedding a slideshow in case you want to see 'em. Enjoy! :-)


  1. Thanks for the tour! Berkeley really is a beautiful part of the world.

  2. Well, beauty and exercise. Nice combo.