December 18, 2006


Our treadmill is positioned so that the treadmiller (new word?) faces the fountain pond outside. Here's the POV of the treadmiller:

When you're staring at a particular view for about 30 minutes almost everyday, you kinda notice some details you'd normally take for granted. For example, I noticed that when the treadmill is on a 10-degree incline, I could see the tops of all the cars that drive by, and about 80% of them have sunroofs. Oh ye, we're in Florida.

Also, there's a new tenant on the second floor unit across the pond. I haven't really seen the person, but I'm assuming he's male because he doesn't care if he leaves the blinds up all night, or hanging crooked all day. And the resident with the small black dog lets his pet wander close to the pond. The dog seems to always be wearing a red vest -- maybe it's a life vest, in case he falls into the water.

Anyway, what I wanted to share today are the -faces- that stare at me when I do my treadmilling (another new word?). Yes, faces. Just faces. No bodies to speak of. Just faces. These faces:

Don't they look mean and bad-tempered?! The boogly-eyed one looks male -- I call him Gonzor. The other face looks female -- I call her Grenza. Why? No particular reason -- they just look like a Gonzor and a Grenza to me.

Their features are obviously the result of trimmers pruning the trees. Would there be some way to cut the branches so that the tree trunk scars will have smiling faces? That should be fun.


Tery Lynne said...

That is too funny!!! And what a nice view to look out when exercising!! Good for you!

ruby said...

Hi Tery,

Ye, sometimes I talk to them. I won't be surprised if one day they talk back. LOL!

JVOX said...

nice water view! those trees got personalities

ruby said...

Yes, they do, dolphinstate. And I can stare at that fountain all day long.

msbelle said...

I see them! They remind me of the trees that threw the apples at Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz!

Lovely site. So beautiful inspirational. I added your link to my little blog in hopes that others will find you as well.


ruby said...

Hi Ginger,

Thank you for coming by and leaving a note. And ye, I'd love to have your friends come by, too! Thanks for the compliments -- much appreciated! :)