Here are my personal instructions. Feel free to modify or substitute as needed.
1.Have your husband wake you up at a God-awful hour on Saturday morning. You're going for a walk. "Walkies!!!"
- 2.You can take a walking stick, but if you don't have a legitimate reason to use it, you run the risk of looking like a nerd.
3.Stop often to pick wildflowers along the way. This may interfere with the stated goal of the walk, which is brisk exercise, but "pour l'art, il faut sauffrir." (One must suffer for art, or something like that) I have picked wild sunflowers, chicory, Queen Anne's Lace, grasses and...um...other things.
4.Add some late roses and physostegia from the garden. (You might as well cut them, because the rest of the garden looks like crap anyway.)
- 5.Voila! Maybe getting up early wasn't so bad after all!