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Planning a Walktober


A rainy day for a walk, still the colors were great.

Those of you new around here might not know what a Walktober is. It’s one of my favorite things to do in the fall and I’m delighted that Robin, over at her blog Breezes at Dawn is going to host it again this fall.

I’ve been doing her Walktober for a number of years, I should go back and count how many, and I always enjoy it. Sometimes even Katie joins in, and you know what a princess she is!

Katie shared her backyard last October.

Walktober is just what it sounds like. You go on a walk, in October, take a picture or a few pictures, (or a lot if you’re like me) and write a post on your own blog, linking it to Robin’s. At the end of the submission time she will post and link to everyone’s walk and we’ll all get to see what other parts of the country or the world look like in October.

Maybe you’ll find flowers to share with us!

So think about it. If you wanted to show us something you value and enjoy near you, where would you go? Visit a favorite spot, between October 3rd and the 18th, then link your post to Robin’s official Walktober announcement post (which she’ll have up prior to the start). That’s all there is to it.

Even if you pick a rainy day there will be something pretty or interesting to photograph.

It’s so much fun, you won’t ever regret getting out for a walk (or as Robin says, a bike ride, a skate, a run, a paddle or even a drive) in October!

Biking would be fun too.

And those of you living in cities shouldn’t feel left out. Last Walktober I took everyone on a tour of Detroit’s riverfront, with a side trip into a bit of the city. Feel free to take us for a walk anywhere! The more diverse posts we get to see the better!

Photos on this post are from several of my own walks around here these past few days. I can’t wait to see where you will take us all! See you soon!

Starting to show a touch of color now.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

15 thoughts on “Planning a Walktober

  1. Such a cute name. I will plan this for a few times in October. My walking has been going well by then I should be even better. We do not get near the pretty follage you do.


  2. Such a cute name. I will plan this for a few times in October. My walking has been going well by then I should be even better. We do not get near the pretty foliage you do.


  3. Will think about doing this—and will see if it happens. 🚶‍♀️


  4. Thank you for the reminder about Walktober. I look forward to joining in again this year. See you there!


  5. Always love walking with you Dawn! And Katie too of course!


  6. That sounds like FUN! I’ll keep my eye out for it and try to join when I can. Thank you for sharing your BEAUTIFUL photos and for announcing Walktober! ( My birthday month! 🥰) ❤️


  7. Great idea! I remember seeing many Walktober posts last year 🙂 Are you planning on posting a walktober post every day? I think October is a very beautiful month.


  8. Ah! No wonder I hadn’t heard of it, since I’m a Brit. I think I should join in for a bit of transatlantic solidarity. Thanks Dawn!


  9. I just might join! Now that my knees aren’t as creaky, I can actually go for walks. Love that picture of Katie on the move.


  10. I’m thrilled to hear Robin has decided to host Walktober again — I’ve missed it! Yes, count me in. It’s such a good excuse (as if anyone really needs an excuse) to get outside, be active, and show the world our little corners! Lovely new header here, Dawn!


  11. Thank you, Dawn, for the free advertising. 🙂 Your photos are all so beautiful. My favorite is the aster with the rain or dew drops on it. The asters here are not as pretty as those in the north (they are smaller and white). I’ve tried planting purple and pink asters, but they haven’t done well so far. When we were in NE Ohio, they were just beginning to bloom.

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