On a recent morning power walk, the bright yellow of this sunflower caught my eye. The moth resting gently on the flower was an unexpected extra treat.

I try not to stop to take photos until my FitBit alerts me that Ive achieved my zone minutes goal for the day. This usually happens around the 2.5 K (1.6 miles) mark. Zone minutes are the minutes spent at a level of exertion that requires the heart to pump harder. I try to stay in the cardio zone for my entire walk.

Once I get the alert, I know that any power walking after that will be a bonus. Because I do a minimum of 5 to 6 K (3 to 3.7 miles) on each walk, I allow myself a couple of quick photo stops mid-way or later. Looking for things to photograph keeps me more in tune with my environment and very much adds to the enjoyment of every walk.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

Albert Einstein