Hi Everybody!!

Hi Everybody!!
Welcome to my Hometown!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Hi Everybody!!
Welcome to our walk around the grounds. I once rode these roads on my horse and then I drove all over in my truck. Now, I am happy to just walk around and see what I can see. I never worry about what I might see. I know after several years that something will always be put in front of me to see. The surprise is usually good! I hope You are beginning to see that what is important around here is not a fancy building, boat or truck. All I show You day after day is Life. All the living things I live with everyday and the rhythm of the seasons. I encourage You to get out and WALK. Look at your world. Photograph it. Learn about things as You come across them. Do You know who you live with? Your photostudy tonight is just a walk around. (And, of course, a surprise story of what happened yesterday!) Enjoy!
Double Pink Althea, Red Throat


Texas Red Wasp

Althea Flower and Buds



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Walking (also known as ambulation) is one of the main gaits of locomotion among legged animals, and is typically slower than running and other gaits. Walking is defined by an 'inverted pendulum' gait in which the body vaults over the stiff limb or limbs with each step. This applies regardless of the number of limbs - even arthropods with six, eight or more limbs.
The word walk is descended from the Old English wealcan "to roll". In humans and other bipeds, walking is generally distinguished from running in that only one foot at a time leaves contact with the ground and there is a period of double-support. In contrast, running begins when both feet are off the ground with each step. This distinction has the status of a formal requirement in competitive walking events. For quadrupedal species, there are numerous gaits which may be termed walking or running, and distinctions based upon the presence or absence of a suspended phase or the number of feet in contact any time do not yield mechanically correct classification.[1] The most effective method to distinguish walking from running is to measure the height of a person's centre of mass using motion capture or a force plate at midstance. During walking, the centre of mass reaches a maximum height at midstance while during running, it is at a minimum. Definitions based on the percent of the stride during which a foot is in contact with the ground (averaged across all feet) of greater than 50% contact corresponds well with identification of 'inverted pendulum' mechanics and are indicative of walking for animals with any number of limbs, although this definition is incomplete.[1] Running humans and animals may have contact periods greater than 50% of a gait cycle when rounding corners, running uphill or carrying loads.
Although walking speeds can vary greatly depending on factors such as height, weight, age, terrain, surface, load, culture, effort, and fitness, the average human walking speed is about 5.0 kilometres per hour (km/h), or about 3.1 miles per hour (mph). Specific studies have found pedestrian walking speeds ranging from 4.51 kilometres per hour (2.80 mph) to 4.75 kilometres per hour (2.95 mph) for older individuals and from 5.32 kilometres per hour (3.31 mph) to 5.43 kilometres per hour (3.37 mph) for younger individuals;[2][3] a brisk walking speed can be around 6.5 kilometres per hour (4.0 mph).[4] Champion racewalkers can average more than 14 kilometres per hour (8.7 mph) over a distance of 20 kilometres (12 mi). An average human child achieves independent walking ability at around 11 months old.[5]

Health benefits of walking[edit source | editbeta]

Sustained walking sessions for a minimum period of thirty to sixty minutes a day, five days a week, with the correct walking posture,[6][7] reduce health risks and have various overall health benefits,[8] such as reducing the chances of cancertype 2 diabetesheart diseaseanxiety and depression.[9] Life expectancy is also increased even for individuals suffering from obesity or high blood pressure. Walking also increases bone health, especially strengthening the hip bone, and lowering the more harmful low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and raises the more useful good high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17]
Studies have found that walking may also help prevent dementia and Alzheimer's.[18]
The CDC's fact sheet on the Relationship of Walking to Mortality Among U.S. Adults with Diabetes states that those with diabetes who walked for 2 or more hours a week lowered their mortality rate from all causes by 39%. "Walking lengthened the life of people with diabetes regardless of age, sex, race, body mass index, length of time since diagnosis, and presence of complications or functional limitations."
Please see above link for complete article
Downy Woodpecker
From the Google Index:

Downy Woodpecker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


The Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) is a species of woodpecker, the smallest in North America. Contents. 1 Description; 2 Taxonomy; 3 Ecology and ...

Fifth batch of Cardinal babies this breeding season! (This is a new male getting his reds)

a bald headed blue jay flew in then back out!

The surprising story:
I was out on snake bridge putting out birdseed, when I heard a noise. I recognized the sound as someone walking on Kates Roof. I kept putting out birdseed yet wondering why someone was walking on the metal roof. I went sneaking over there with a camera. To my surprise, it was Baby Buzz walking around on Kates Roof! I guess since I walk across the street and visit him in his tree, he decided to fly over and visit me! He flew up in the Pine Trees and seemed to be showing off his new winter feathers!
You just never know what You will see next!

Single Purple Althea, red throat

...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.  See You next time! Get your camera out and play with the light of the sunset! Big Hugs and Kisses to All the People in the World!!!!!!