Christmas 2017

"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree." -- Roy L. Smith

Walking Rossmoor At Christmas Time (Page One)

Page Created November 28th 2017 - Last Updated: 12/13/2017 11:57:AM

Walking is quite important and Paul does it all the time. Enjoy "the hood" during this Christmas 2017 Season!

November 25th 2017

Dick Smith, a native of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, was reportedly inspired to write the song after seeing Honesdale's Central Park covered in snow. Smith had written the lyrics while in the West Mountain Sanitarium, being treated for tuberculosis, better known then as consumption. The West Mountain Sanitarium is located off N. Sekol Ave. in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Lyrics...

Sleigh bells ring Are you listening?
In the lane Snow is glistening
A beautiful sight, We're happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland

 

Gone away, is the blue bird
Here to stay, is the new bird
He sings a love song,
As we go along
Walking in a winter wonderland


Anyone have a leaf blower?


Lined up and ready to flash!

November 27th 2017

Success is not a destination, but the road that you're on. Being successful means that you're working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That's living your dream.

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. ~Paul Dudley White

A little fresh air would be good for you just now. The weather is lovely; and a little stroll in the park will bring the colour back to your cheeks. ~J. Palgrave Simpson, For Ever and Never, 1884

Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow. ~Henry David Thoreau

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. ~Steven Wright


Beautiful against the blue skies


Santa takes a rest


Someone has been putting on too much snow!


The trees a beautiful, especially against the blue background


Red sails leaves in the sunset


A simple decoration...

November 28th 2017

Boost your mood! The winter doldrums are all too common when the days are shorter, the weather is colder and we feel compelled to stay inside. Exercise helps counter this mild depression, releasing endorphins that pick up your mood.

So, it's extra important to walk in winter to chase away the blues, and even short walks can make a difference.

LiveStrong writes, "Many people think that you must exercise an exorbitant amount of time to trigger endorphin release; however, moderate amounts of exercise lasting 20 to 30 minutes can cause endorphin release.

In fact, if you are new to exercising, you may experience stronger effects of endorphins than someone who has regularly been exercising, since your brain is not used to the endorphin rush."

So be sure to take advantage of every sunny winter day and go for a walk.


Up Up And Away!


An accident waiting to happen


Giant ornaments awaiting a giant tree?


...and I didn't even comb my hair!


We made it to the North Pole


Indeed!


Santa must be inside delivering presents


Indeed it is... Too bad more people do not understand that!


Biggies


The Christmas Train is just getting started


Yes... It is a flower... colored for Christmas!


This little tree is going to be naked in about a week!


Pole dancing anyone?


Great Christmas Tree.... Oops, orange tree!


Hiding in the bushes

Did You Know? - Lady Godiva was a noblewoman who lived in Coventry, England in the eleventh century. Together with her husband, Leofric III, Earl of Mercia, Lady Godiva founded the monastery at Coventry in 1043.

Leofric quickly became active in public affairs, handling financial matters that arose as the town of Coventry grew around the monastery. The tax burden on the peasant populace also grew, as mandated by Leofric, and soon, Lady Godiva began her campaigning for a tax reduction.

As the story goes, Leofric agreed to the reduction on one condition. He would reduce the local taxes when his wife would ride naked through the market square of Coventry. Once Lady Godiva ensured that she truly had his permission to ride naked through the town, she announced she would do it.

Legend has it that Godiva sent advance word to the townspeople of Coventry, asking them to avert their eyes as she rode naked through the market. Out of respect for Godiva, all complied with her wishes. All except one tailor named Tom, who could not help but sneak a peek as she rode by. Immediately after viewing her, Tom was struck blind. From this story comes the phrase "Peeping Tom". Historians generally agree that this portion of the story was added on as an embellishment much later in the history than the actual event.

There is historical evidence for details of the Lady Godiva story, including land and tax records of the time. Women have used the symbol of Lady Godiva to inspire their own demonstrations in modern times.

November 29th 2017

Winter can be the perfect time to walk off weight—even if you're not a snow bunny. Sticking with your usual exercise routine is one of the best ways to boost your chances of starting the new year a size smaller.

If you've gotten used to walking outdoors all summer, switching to a different activity for cold weather in the winter can make your weight loss even more of a struggle, says John Jakicic, PhD, assistant professor in the weight control and diabetes research center at Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, RI.

Finding a new activity may mean organizing your day differently or doing something that you're not as comfortable with—all during an already chaotic and stressful time. Research shows that people who lose weight and keep it off do so by exercising the equivalent of walking 3 to 4 miles a day. No matter what the weather, they find a way—and you can too.

 


Welcome to my world


Where we all going?


"Ding-Dong"


Hey there... Let's go to Disneyland!


Come to the dark side (p.s. That would be INSIDE)


I am C3P00 ... Poo?