Wednesday walk challenge Mondo Ponds and SBI Give away

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Wednesday walk challenge Mondo Ponds and SBI Give away

Wednesday Walk is a challenge started by me, the idea is to get out for a short walk and get some shots of what you can see within a short distance of your home office or wherever you start. And this is my entry for this week, but first, let me explain the challenge.

This is my post for the Wednesday Walk challenge hosted by myself, let me first explain the guidelines

Try and get out once a week for a short walk, can be from your office, home or anywhere really and walk for a few blocks or a few minutes looking for things to get shots of.

Your walk does not have to be on a Wednesday I just ask if possible to share your walk photos on a Wednesday.

Try and get a few shots not just one

You can look for anything in general or decide on one subject you want to get shots off.

Try to limit yourself to a set distance or time from the starting location, say 5 Blocks, 5 Minutes walk or whatever and see what you can find in that short distance

Make a point of looking around and up and see what you can find to get shots of that otherwise you may miss

Do a post with the shots you get on a Wednesday and tag it with #wednesdaywalk, also if you happen to join, please leave a link to your post in a comment on this post and I will try and visit them all.

Following me and resteeming the post so more see it would be appreciated but isn't a rule just a suggestion, but you may have a better chance of receiving a Steem Basic Income Share if you do.

I am not strict on these rules and hence why they are called guidelines and not rules

I will try and visit, resteem and upvote all who take part in the Wednesday Walk, plus I will be sending @steembasicincomeshares to a selection of those who participate.

This weeks walk around Mondo Pond trails

I did many walks this week but decided to share a walk I took around Mondo Ponds trails, here in Milford, CT.

This first shot is at the start of the travels, as you can see most of the trees are pretty bare still but still was a lovely walk around the trails, and there were even some signs of spring, you can see some daffodils coming up just the shoots at the moment and not flowering but very soon they will be.

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A walk around the ponds post would not be complete without showing the ponds in at least one shot so here is a shot across a part of one of the ponds, with some nice reflections on the still water, and anyone who has followed me for a while will know that I do love reflections.

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Keeping with reflections for this next shot, I liked how they were framed bby the tree branches in this spot.

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And I even came across a small bunch of spring flowers as you can see in the next shot, what I did on the walk, was walk around with my 24-240 Lens and a second walk with my macro, and strangely enough when I got back to the area where I saw this flower and wanted to get some shots with my macro lens I could not find them again, but I did find one spot where it looked like a dog had done some digging, I have to wonder if someone let there dog dig them up.

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Now I heard many birds on the walk and thought I may have been able to get some shots for Feathered Friday hosted by @keithboone, but even though I saw a couple of cardinals flying around I never got close enough to them to get a shot but I did get this shot of one bird I am not sure what type of bird it is.

And here ends my Walk for this week.

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Steem Basic Income give away

I mentioned in the guidelines that from this week I will be sponsoring a few who join the #wednesdaywalk challenge with shares on Steem Basic Income

What is Steem Basic Income you may ask well here is how they explain it

Steem Basic Income is a social experiment to bring a basic income to as many Steemians as possible. Members join by sponsoring others into the program. Steem Basic Income is delivered through providing regular upvotes to member content. so I have decided to send some Steem Basic Income shares to 5 people selected through a random draw so on the weekend all people who joined in last weeks Wednesday walk. to @goat-girlz, @elizacheng, @melinda010100, @karbon, @sketch.and.jam, all people who joined in last weeks Wednesday walk.
And a special bonus this week @elizacheng will send one SBI share to @deerjay,

Last week was a busy Wednesday Walk, close to 60 People joined the walk, its great to see it growing and seeing walks from all around the world ;)

I would love to be able to give everyone who joins a Steem Basic Income share, but I don't make enough steem each week to do so, but I will try and share them around fairly between those that join the challenge

I hope a few of you may find this an interesting challenge and decide to join in.


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Thanks Kindly I appreciate the resteem

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Lovely walk! I also love reflections, but this time the first and the last pictures are my favorite! :)

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Thanks so much for your visit and feedback I am always intrigued which photos people will prefer so that’s good to know

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Very nice! I think my Wednesday Walk is going to be more of an indoors thing, but it should still be pretty good. Awesome shots!

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Indoors or outdoor is all good looking forward to seeing your walk :)

You live in a beautiful area. JJ. I always enjoy your nature walk there. U&R.
My link to Wednesday Walk.
https://steemit.com/wednesdaywalk/@redheadpei/wednesday-walk-in-the-forest-20e20711b9ba6

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Thanks so Much as Much s I walk the city and get shots from there these natural walks are by far my favorite places to be walking and I am indeed lucky to have found this quaint little city with so much beauty around

That looks like a wonderful spot to take a walk. Your photos are awesome!

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Thanks Kindly and yes I love walking these trails so relaxing :)

Spring is already felt! This park will be very beautiful when the trees put on foliage.
https://steemit.com/wednesdaywalk/@tali72/wednesdaywalk-spring-walk-c5c599367979e

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Ohh yes for sure the return of the beautiful fresh greens is always so nice to see

A lovely walk and a great photo of that lovely crocus. The bird is a Robin, and the ones at my house are not going to be happy, as they are saying there is snow in the forecast today. Thanks for the sbi! It's much appreciated. Resteeming.

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I did think it may be a crocus but I am really terrible with flower names, well and birds I again suspected it was a Robin but wasn’t certain, I do recognize cardinals and Bluejays but that’s bout all and for another post on Friday :) , I did hear mention of snow on the TV at the train station of snow this morning but I am trying the ignore it and it will not happen approach LOL
Your welcome for the SBI :)

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Here is my walk... https://steemit.com/wednesdaywalk/@melinda010100/wednesday-walk-613eca70fba0e. I hope that denial thing works for you. I will try that too, but as dark as the sky is getting I'm rather afraid it will not work out for me!

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LOL I haven’t had a good run with denial over the recent weeks i must admit but i can keep hoping LOL

Good luck

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It doesn't appear to me that our temps are low enough for snow. Mid to upper 30s. I'm hopeful it will all be rain. I'll soon find out!

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Let hope it is just rain or misses you completely :)

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The moment I sent that comment I looked up and it had begun snowing the biggest snowflakes I have ever seen! I could hear them hit the ground. image

The ground is covered with slush and it is still coming down.

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Ohh no if its heavy enough to hear that's bad ::( hope it stops as quick as it started

Thank you so much @elizacheng and @tattoodjay!!
Photos are amazing @tattoodjay and those reflections are stunning!! A beautiful walk and cool shot of that bird..whatever it is! ;)

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A couple of People have said the Bird is a robin SSoI am guessing thats what it is

I do love reflections as you probably know

It looks like spring is right around the corner in your neck of the woods. Great pictures, espically enjoye seeing the flower blooming, that is always a good sign @tattoojay. We still have plenty of snow on the ground, but with the Robins returning, Old Man Winter can't hang on too much longer.
https://steemit.com/wednesdaywalk/@thebigsweed/wednesday-walk-with-our-daughter-and-her-dogs

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Yes signs of spring are coming up each day I love this time of year I must say :) I hope old man winter gets out his Zimmer frame and moves on and leaves you alone soon

Nice Mondo Ponds scenery and trees with reflection.

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Thank Kindly it is such a beautiful area

Good Morning @tattoodjay..!!!!
My submission for your #wednesdaywalk
Last Sunday while out in town I decided to go for a walk along the river. I was very surprised to see so much Beaver activity. The river runs very swiftly and especially this time of year. I searched around and could not find their den. The weather is supposed to be good this weekend. I'm going to explore more.
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https://steemit.com/wednesdaywalk/@annephilbrick/wednesday-walk-by-the-river

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Thanks for joining the walk, I found your pot so cool and interesting :)

I think Connecticut has a lot of beautiful spots and this is another one of them. My mother lived in Middletown for many years before moving to Florida.
https://steemit.com/wednesdaywalk/@willowwisp/wednesday-walk-in-my-neighborhood

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Ys it sure does I hope to explore more of it this spring and summer Middletown I visited once it is a lovely area

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One thing I remember about Connecticut that I thought was smart was that stoplights turned red in all directions stopping traffic for the pedestrians to cross. Does it still happen this way? I haven't been back in at least 30 years.

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Yes for many of the intersections that is still the case at least in the small city where i live, it was the same back in NZ where I grew up o I consider that normal I thought mot places did that

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Connecticut is the only place I've been to that does it...or that I noticed anyway.

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I will be looking out now to see if it is in other places now that you have mentioned it, I now it doesn’t happen n NYC or the parts of MA I have been to now that I think about it

Yep, I agree with @melinda010100 - that's a Robin posing pretty for you. Awesome shots as always, but that second reflection shot is by far my favorite - the colors and the framing are both gorgeous! Fingers crossed ignoring the s-word in your forecast works for you - as you'll see in my soon-to-be-posted walk, it didn't work for me yesterday! 😂

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Thanks for the confirmation that it is a robin,I thought so but wasn’t sure , sorry to hear you got more of the four letter word that I am trying to ignore you know the one starting with S LOL
I checked the forecast apps and do not see any signs of it so maybe we will be lucky and not get any more

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Oh no, @traciyork! you've got snow? The sky is dark and the wind is picking up here. A change is in the wind!

good job, keep it up @tattoodjay

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Thanks Kindly Have a great day

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Thanks I to love reflections especially ones in nature like these

Thank for joining the walk-off to see your pot now

Need to join

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O hope you can’t runs every week and I am flexible with what and when the walk is :)

I wouldn't have made my video WW post, had I not stumbled
Across one in my feed, then realized I had the makings of a
Good post for it already started this morning @tattoodjay!

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Yes it was a good post something different :)

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I always love shots of trails and water. My #wednesdaywalk was in the woods as well. Nice close up of the crocus.

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Loved your walk this week the silky feel of the water was quite magical, even though at the moment most of my walk posts are in the city I much prefer walks by the water

I love the fact that it is attracting post from all over the world and country. I love seeing the different areas, I mean it would be pretty boring if everyone had the same back yard. I love those reflection shots also, and you got a couple of really nice ones. So many pictures so little time. 60 wednesdaywalk post, no wonder I have to spread my vote a little thin at times, at least I can always find a nice post to vote and comment on when in the mood.

no last hour entry for me this week. took a few days, started on Monday, did some photo edits/fixes on Tuesday, finished a couple up this morning, and got the post done.

https://steemit.com/wednesdaywalk/@bashadow/wednesdaywalk-nikiski-alaska-salamatof-beach

So glad to see so many participating.

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Yes your right it would be boring if all the walks were similar, but so far there is such amazing variety it makes Wednesday my favorite day on Steemit, and the busiest trying to keep up with them all I must admit
and thanks again for joining this week

Beautiful area with some really nice shots, @tattoodjay

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I do love this area it is so relaxing walking around these ponds, thanks for your visit

Hi Jay,

This is my first steemit post. My mom suggested your Wednesday Walk was a good place to begin. I hope you like it:)
https://steemit.com/wednesdaywalk/@worldschoolerboy/wednesday-walk-with-tattoodjay-and-worldschoolerboy-my-first-steemit-post

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Thanks I just saw the post, Welcome again to steemit and I am quite chuffed your first post was for the walk challenge :) !tip

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Beautiful shots, @tattooedjay! I love reflections too. They can be magical. I believe your spring flower is a crocus. They are always the first to emerge. And I’m pretty sure your bird is a robin.

I am forever trying to get pictures of cardinals. They so quick and skittish.

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Thanks @jayna I thought thats what they were but wasn’t to sure,I actually got some shots all best bad ones of Cardinals the other day in Central Park and will share them on Friday :) they are hard to get shots of they move so fast

What a fabulous Wednesday walk @tattoodjay You have given us a wonderful variety of image to enjoy. From the tree reflections in the pond, the vibrant spring flowers and that beautiful bird in the tree. That forest walking trail looks appealing too. There is so much for you to look forward to yet JJ, with all the benefits Spring just around the corner. (U & R )

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Thanks such a kind comment and truly appreciated !tip there was so much to see on that walk I will have shots for some other posts as well :)

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Thank you for your wonderful blog and generous tip JJ. I will look forward to seeing more of this interesting walk in your upcoming posts. 😊

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The tip is just a token of my thanks for joining the walk

Have a great day

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You're very kind JJ. Many thanks. 🌺 🌹 🌺

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ReallY I am not so kind I can be brutally blunt, I just say it as I see it ;)

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Thank you @tipu 💐

These photos are so beautiful

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Thanks its such a beautiful spot its hard not to get good shots

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I imagine. But these pictures were very good

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Thanks so nice of you to say and truly appreciated

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You are welcome dear friend

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Thanks for joining, I loved your post such cool detail

Looks so peaceful with the still water and the reflections.

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I am glad that came across it is such a beautiful place I find it so calming visiting there

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