Grateful Friday

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 PA License - AB067198

Valley Creek

Today, I went for a walk, not one of my six mile jaunts, just a short early morning walk as I was meeting a friend for breakfast. As I walked I realized how grateful I am for the day, the wonderful colors along the creek I walk beside.

Mount Misery, Wolfinger Trail


I was descending a hillside and just stopped and listened to what intially I thought was silence. But heard the crickets and other insects chirpping, then the cooing of a dove. As I stood there I noticed a single leaf floating to the forest floor, swirling around and around and thought it would land lightly, but no, I actually heard it land amid the other leaves.

Valley Creek

As I continued my walk and was walking home, I heard the water rushing along the creek, gurgling and splashing, the birds singing and trilling in time to the music of the creek. And then my favourite, a large great blue heron, flying along the creek, darting left and right around the windy bends looking for his fishing spot.

Valley Creek Trail


I realized how lucky I am to enjoy all this, to have the time,  to see and hear it all, just steps from where I live. Made my day.

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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Such lovely surroundings Nick. Yes sometimes people don't look around enough and see Mother Natures beauty around us!

Oct 23, 2020 09:10 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Nick - your post serves as a good reminder that gratitude is an important part of life.  

Oct 23, 2020 09:19 AM #2
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Nick:

What a wonderful, grateful, walk you had. Thanks for taking us along on your journey, and sharing nature's beauty. It's important, and fulfilling, to take time to step away and enjoy our surroundings.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Oct 23, 2020 09:20 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Thank you for taking us on your walk, and I loved every moment.  Happy Friday.  A

Oct 23, 2020 09:36 AM #4
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 a great and peaceful setting. And here I was, listening to "immigrant Song" by Trent Reznor. 

Oct 23, 2020 09:55 AM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nick and thank you for taking us on your walk!  i love that you have that so near to you,  What you experienced is one of the reasons why I rather walk in the woods without my headphones on so I can listen to everything that you described. 

Oct 23, 2020 10:00 AM #6
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That looks like a delightful place to walk on a cool Crisp autumn morning. Thank you for sharing your walk with us Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 

Oct 23, 2020 10:05 AM #7
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Thank you Nick!  I feel like I too just took a lovely fall walk alongside the creek, listening to the birds and little critters and feeling grateful.  Love this post!

Oct 23, 2020 12:50 PM #8
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

What a lovely place - we have forested areas but absolutely no hills! 

Oct 23, 2020 01:44 PM #9
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543  We are so lucky to live in Pa and enjoy the beauty of our surroundings

Oct 23, 2020 02:48 PM #10
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nick I am grateful for every day during the Pandemic not just to Friday's and with that said glad you had such a nice stroll I have not left the house more than four blocks:)Endre

Oct 23, 2020 11:17 PM #11
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - What a nice and enjoyable day you had! The trails are a good place to get grounded and energized. Fresh air. The sounds of nature. Walking at your own pace. Life is good!!!

Oct 24, 2020 03:06 AM #12
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nick, you are lucky to have this environment near you to go for a walk.  I love nature's sounds! 

Oct 24, 2020 05:44 AM #13
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 it is so easy to get caught up in drama, or our phones and miss everything going on around you.

Michael Jacobs being in nature I love to get out and ponder.

Jeff Dowler, CRS thanks for stopping by.

I knew you would Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

I will have to check that out Rocky Dickerson 

Oct 24, 2020 05:46 AM #14
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Kathy Streib absolutely, never understand people with their headphones on that they miss the wonder around them.

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I wish it had been cool, it was pretty warm and I was sweating by the end.

I am glad you feel that Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor 

Margaret Goss these two hills in here are quite steep, I have asthma and I am always panting loudly as I climb.

Hannah Williams exactly, we are very lucky.

Oct 24, 2020 05:49 AM #15
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Endre Barath, Jr. during the complete lockdown I was able to wander through the park, it was wonderful, helped me deal with the shut down by being in nature. I usually saw no one on those walks.

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP that is so true, I love it.

I am very lucky with where I live, it is one of the reasons I chose this location  when I was looking Joan Cox 

Oct 24, 2020 05:52 AM #16
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