Along the Natchez Trace

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Monday... sort of the same only different

  Monday mornings is the "neighborhood walk"....  anyone who wants to meets at the Plaza Arch and Memo leads a tour on an hour walk.  Bill and I got there a little early...
Oreo, the dog across the street decided he wanted to go with us today. He stayed with us the entire walk...  all the way back to the plaza.

 I think there were 10 of us in all.....  across the river and through the woods...

 And finally, out of the jungle and down to the beach....

 That's Memo on the sidewalk...  giving us a demonstration on either exercises or stretching muscles.  The two women sitting at the right are learning how to strengthen their knee muscles.  Hey, these walks aren't just for walking!

 These are Bill's legs...  can you tell he usually wears shoes and socks?  

 After the walk, Bill & I went back to Memo's house where we met him and walked out to his moringa field.  He's planting moringa trees and has plans to make tea from the leaves.  He had 20 trees left to plant and the three of us got them planted fairly fast. 

 We had to stop and say hello to Lorenzo, the donkey that lives in the next field over.

A view of the mountains from the field....  those are banana trees at the edge of the field.  The white pipes are part of a water system that was put in last year.

The day went by fast.... those Monday morning walks are kind of a social hour and it felt good working in the soil again...  if only for a short while.  Made for a good day.

That's All For Today! 


  1. What an amazing place y'all are at. I love the lush green and the mountains.

  2. A nice interlude. And now I'm off to work.

  3. Fun in the sun that's what it's all about.

  4. Bananas don't grow on trees. Those are very large plants. A fellow down here had some. They died off every year, but came back strong the next Spring.

  5. Looks like a quiet Monday, after a not-so-quiet weekend.

  6. I had to look up Moringa trees after your mention. What a wonderful tree, with extremely nutritious leaves, pods, flowers and roots! Very interesting to read about it. Wish I could grow it in my zone.