Walktober 2018


Viburnum leaves

I’m joining Robin at Breezes at Dawn for her annual Walktober challenge, where we share a walk we’ve taken. I enjoy reading other bloggers’ autumn walks posted at the end of the month on her site. Open to everyone, this year’s dates are Oct. 14-28. From her site:

“In a nutshell, Walktober is a group walk.  We all go out for a walk, post about it on our blog [include link to B@D site], and I round up all the posts in one big post here at my blog so we can join one another in our various walks. The rules are fast and loose. You don’t even have to walk. You can run, skate, hop, skip, jump, bicycle, or any other motion that requires the energy of your body to move and stay moving. You can even swim if that’s your preference.”

In previous years, I picked a local park to highlight, but this year I felt like staying home and featuring my own 7.5 acres. We have a trail around the property for walking, where the dog can be off leash and we can enjoy different habitats between the woods and river. In slideshow format, you can join me as I walk ‘our loop.’ It starts in the yard with the golden Katsura tree and shrub border turning colors, through the woods to the river, alongside it to the maple grove, back through woods to the stream and ending at the waterfall. Enjoy!

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About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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98 Responses to Walktober 2018

  1. What a spot! And a waterfall, even. Holy guacamole!

  2. Treah says:

    How nice to walk your trail from my cozy house in Vermont! A fun idea……

  3. Anne says:

    What a happy surprise this has been!

  4. Gorgeous fall day in your neighborhood. 🙂

  5. Alice Pratt says:

    …beautiful and loved 7.5 acres….Wren is a lucky dog!

  6. neihtn2012 says:

    I like the beautiful photos you took during your walk on your own 7.5 acres. The vegetation is so varied, with brilliant autumn colors. I marvel at the fact that you have your own natural waterfalls, something that people pay dearly for some landscaper to design and build for them!

  7. cindy knoke says:

    How lovely! We both have room to stretch out, although I don’t take advantage of it as much as I should.

  8. What a great idea. Loved walking along with you.

  9. pastpeter says:

    Thank you for the tour of your lovely property! What a gorgeous variety, at every season. And you have a river running through it! Green with envy!

  10. I wish I could join the walk but I can’t access JavaScript. The two photos I see are a lovely sneak peak though.

  11. susurrus says:

    Love your loop. I’m glad this precious place has owners who appreciate it.

  12. Vicki says:

    Wonderful scenery, Eliza. You’re so lucky to have the river and even……a waterfall. Very pretty indeed. But what’s more important is that you take the time to walk the loop, get some fresh air and exercise and truly enjoy the bounty Nature has to offer.
    Being in nature has to be one of the best de-stressors and calmatives in this chaotic world we live in 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Vicki. Agreed, I think I would go mad without the healthy benefits of being out in nature every day. It is a rare day that I don’t walk ‘the loop.’

  13. Val Boyko says:

    I certainly did enjoy your home walk. Thank you Eliza 💛

  14. Kris P says:

    Your property is gorgeous, Eliza! I think you should take us on strolls in EVERY season.

  15. Chloris says:

    You have a waterfall? How wonderful. I can’t access it I’m afraid but it is wonderful to own your own precious bit of countryside.

  16. What a marvellous yard

  17. Kathy Sturr says:

    Beautiful Eliza! You make me excited to build the trail we plan in Paradise North! What a wonderful property you have!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Kathy! I am glad that we laid it out all those decades ago. It has been so good for us both physically and mentally. Yours will be as delightful, I’m sure. 🙂

  18. Isha Garg says:

    I must say, WordPress is a better place because of your splendid blog, Eliza!

  19. rickii says:

    Such a beautiful time of year and you documented it stylishly.

  20. pbmgarden says:

    That a beautiful meander Eliza. Love the waterfall.

  21. shamanism1 says:

    Looks like heaven 🍁🌻🌈

  22. Not only did I love joining you on this walk, but I made the loop twice!🙂 So lovely to wander through your property with the beautiful photos and what a perfect spot to relax after a walk.🙂

  23. Peter Herpst says:

    What a beautiful property you have. If I lived there, I’d never want to leave home!

  24. Jewels says:

    Gorgeous Eliza! 😍

  25. ladyfi says:

    Beautiful autumn shots.

  26. Maria says:

    This is so lovely!

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  28. Cathy says:

    Beautiful woods around your home Eliza. And the waterfall is on your property too? How lovely! I missed this meme last year but am prepared this year and was waiting for you to post your walk as I didn’t remember who hosted it. So thanks for sharing and mine will be up soon too. 🙂

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  30. Robin says:

    Gorgeous walk, Eliza! Thank you. Your property is so beautiful. I’d want to walk that over and over, every single day. 🙂

  31. Thank you for sharing your beautiful sanctuary with us! Wonderful slideshow.

  32. aFrankAngle says:

    (Over from Robin’s) You live in a paradise? No kidding! I like the variety that your property offers. The colors in the opening pic grabbed my attention!!! Well done, Eliza.

  33. Joanna says:

    Oh that’s beautiful! I am so envious of your trail through the woods and that stream! I could easily spend all day out there! 🙂

  34. Wow! I would be happy to stay home, too, if I had that parcel of gorgeous land. Lovely!

  35. naturebackin says:

    What beautiful woodland. Your photos convey it well. Enjoy your daily walks in such a special and healing natural space.

  36. Sagittarius Viking says:

    What a great idea for an October challenge. your photos are wonderful. Thank you for taking us on this beautiful fall walk.

  37. ladyfi says:

    Such lovely, leafy peace!

  38. Wonderful captures, Eliza, they make me want to take a walk on your trail! 🙂

  39. Jet Eliot says:

    It is easy to see why you preferred to share your home trails with us for Walktober, Eliza. Outstanding trails, woods, rivers, flora — so amazing! Thanks for the photos, and so lovely this time of year with changing colors and autumnal flair.

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  41. Debbie says:

    Soooo much beauty in your corner of the world, Eliza — thank you for letting me tag along!!

  42. Dale says:

    And all in your own backyard! How wonderful, Eliza! Thank you for sharing your walk with us.

  43. dawnkinster says:

    Lovely place, your home! I enjoyed our walk together.

  44. pastpeter says:

    Eliza: I realize you are one of my closer WP friends who does not get my current blog longislanders.wordpress.com – I think you might enjoy some of the Fall colors on Long Island!

  45. Sallyann says:

    Thanks for sharing your walk Eliza, I imagined sitting for a while as you suggested and admiring the waterfall… It was so peaceful. 😊 😊 😊

  46. Wow, Eliza, you have a wonderful property! Lovely to connect with you.

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