zenwalk with me...

Saturday, June 13, 2009



"Laugh as much as you breathe, love as long as you live."

Life is full of beauty.


Notice it.
Notice the serenity.

Notice the history.

Smell the rain, and feel the wind.


Notice the unfamiliar.

Notice the familiar.

Notice the ordinary.

Notice the extraordinary.

Notice the life around you.

Notice the beauty of nature.

Notice the bumble bee.

Notice the little things.

Notice the children and the smiling faces.


Today's photographs were taken on my zenwalk with my bestfriend, my husband.
This week marks my 15th week of zenwalk.

As we walked to our neighboring town, Watchung Reservation, I noticed that there's so much to be thankful for in spite of life's twists and turns.

The scene where an old couple were sitting on the bench totally drew my attention. They were holding hands and sleeping quietly (until dh walked over there thinking they were sculptures). I asked their permission to take their photograph, and they gladly said "yes, dear".
The last photograph is a picture of my 8yo and his best gal-buddy. They've known each other since preschool. She's moving to France for a year, and we will surely miss her (and her mom) dearly.
Come and join me every week to go outside and admire the little things that we sometimes take for granted. I hope you post your zenwalk and link this post so we can all share the love!

“Sometimes, chaos yield creativity and growth"

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential and fight for your dreams" - Ashley Smith

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19 Comments

  1. Beautiful pics. :) It must be so nice to go on zenwalks... I just can't bear to step out in the hot and VERY humid weather that we have here right now.

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. @Buckeroomama, hope you get a nice weather zans the humidity soon! Thank you so much for all your help, you're the best!

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  3. Jenjen - I love that and I love the pictures. I try to stop myself and take in the little things!! It is so important!

    I saw your comment on my blog about the button-I copied the code and put it in my text widget and it worked. Maybe the whole thing didn't copy? Let me know if you need help.

    Onna

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  4. @Onna, thanks for stopping by. The button worked (btw)

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  5. I feel the strong presence of God when I take a zenwalk.
    Those pics are breathtaking!!

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  6. Oh my gosh the nature walks are BEAUTIFUL!

    YOu found her page ok? YAAAAAAAAY!
    Looks awesome!

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  7. JenJen, your site looks great! And I love your photographs. They really epitomize you and taking in the moment. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Beautiful pictures! I wish I lived somewhere as beautiful as that. You are very blessed. Have a wonderful day!

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  9. Those were great pictures! And what a nice walk to take!

    Everyone is always in a hurry these days. It's nice to stop and smell and roses, and to remember all that God created for us to enjoy!!

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  11. Ohh so green..I could just breathe it right in.

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  12. Love these photos, Jen... Life is way too busy. We don't take time to really appreciate God's creation, especially the cute little creations that we parent. Sometimes we're too busy just trying to survive! ;0)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Love the little old couple. <3 So sweet.

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  14. What beautiful pictures! I wish I could zen walk with you!

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  15. Everyone - thanks for the visit! You guys just make my day!

    And yes - I hope you can all do the zenwalk with me!

    Don't forget to pause, and smell the flowers:)

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  16. Thank you for sharing your walk! They are beautiful pictures! Your posts always make me feel so enlightened and at peace :o)

    I also wanted to thank you for your thoughts and wishes during my families difficult time last week. It meant a lot to me. I hope you have a great week :o)

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  17. That was so lovely...It made me want to jump up and go for a nature walk too!!! Thanks....

    Hope today brings you peace....

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  18. What a lovely walk you had! Its great to go and just look and admire and not to expect.

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  19. What a wonderful place(s) - that bird bath is so cool! and I posted my comment about your son in the wrong post - but - he's soo cute!
    Funny - I love where I live - but when I see pictures of such incredibly green spaces with large trees, and so much grass and vegetation - it almost makes me want to move! But, I have lived in very green places, and I always want to come back to my desert! I have enjoyed the beautifully green places I've lived - this just suits me better I think.
    I love your walks, and the wonderful photos you take!

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