“This was a time for silence, for being in pace with ancient rhythms and timelessness, the breathing of the lake, the slow growth of living things. Here the cosmos could be felt and the true meaning of attunement.” -Sigurd Olson The Singing Wilderness Advertisements Continue reading Attunement
“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir Continue reading Happy Birthday John Muir!
A few more pictures from my visit to Waterfowl Park ponds last summer: Continue reading Waterfowl Park Display Ponds #2
On Monday morning I enjoyed a quiet stroll through the display ponds at Waterfowl Park. I was not disappointed. Pelicans, geese, mallards, robins, blackbirds, and sparrows treated me to their company. In fact after taking pictures a park worker came to feed the birds. I was able to walk right up to the pelicans who had hopes of me feeding them! Here is a small … Continue reading Waterfowl Park Display Ponds
I went for a stroll one evening last week. The wind was howling and snow flew in my face. I could tell by the scarce traffic that most people were hunkered at home preferring to escape the harsh winds. I myself prefer to be inside on nights like these as well. However, there are several reasons why I believe we should take time to experience such evenings: … Continue reading Blustery Blizzard
“Probably if our lives were more conformed to nature, we should not need to defend ourselves against her heats and colds, but find her our constant nurse and friend, as do plants and quadrupeds.” – Henry David Thoreau Continue reading Thoreau Thought
A couple months ago I wrote a post outlining my favourite childhood memories. All of the activities involved being outside, physically active, exposed to nature, and free to explore. There were no alibis from my parents to impede these activities. My mom often encouraged my brothers and I to get outside. (Although with four boys it was probably for her sanity). Today child obesity is … Continue reading Sheltered