I meant to upload this the other day when I saw Harry, but I got distracted by all of the beautiful flowers and forgot all about him. "How could you do that?" you ask. "He seems like enough to distract you from everything else". You'd be right. Harry often distracts me on my walks and after three hours of discussing the ins and outs of the island we part ways having solved nothing but also having spent an enjoyable three hours trying. So if you'd like some interesting discourse on anything - anything at all - just stop into the excellent Last Flight Out shop on Centre Street and say "hello" to Harry. Tell him I sent you. Buy something while you're there. He'd like that.
I created this blog for a couple of reasons. In keeping a commitment that I made to myself, I have been walking at least thirty minutes every day since the first of the year. On these walks, I get to stroll through what I think is one of the most charming towns on earth. On every walk, I see at least 10 things that make me smile. I intend to show you a photo of one of those things (person, place, animal, flora, house, event or scene) so that you can enjoy our town right along with me.
The second reason is so that you can keep tabs on my commitment to myself. I pledge to put a photo from the CURRENT day's walk on this blog every day. My goal is to begin running in about another month, so it could get tricky taking the camera along but I'll be thrilled to cross that bridge when I waddle over it. So....... no excuses. I invite you to keep tabs on me and to enjoy my little town of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida right along with me.
I turned 49 today. This is my "before " photo. You'll see me again when I turn 50 - February 1, 2008. I hope you'll enjoy the journey with me.