Archive for the ‘Walks’ Category

There’s a nature trail not too far from our house that we sometimes walk in winter. The trail is heavily used in the other three seasons, but is much quieter in winter when folks tend to hole up at home or do laps around the mall. But nothing beats getting fresh air, and a little dose of sun should it appear for a moment or two.

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What’s great about the trail in winter is that you can see who’s been out and about…human, goose…all are fans of the trail.

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As are the beavers, apparently. Those are some SHARP teeth.

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So get out of the malls and stores. Get out of your warm home. Take a walk and see the REAL sights.

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Spring HD

Posted: May 5, 2011 in Field Trips, Walks

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I’m not a gardener, but the world is. After spending so many months steeped in grey and ice and slop, I can’t get enough of the colors of spring. Today’s it’s raining, but who cares? When it stops, the greens will be greener and the pinks will be pinker.

Spring HD. Spring 3-D. Who needs technology?

7 AM Walk

Posted: July 23, 2010 in Walks, Wellness

For the past seven Thursday mornings, I’ve (grouchily) gotten up at 5:30 am and met up with a small group of 7 am walkers at the college. The email announcing this new venture promised a $50 gift card to anyone who walked six out of seven weeks. So, I thought, why WOULDN’T I? With that carrot dangling in front of us, our little band (usually 7 or so) tromped off for an hour long walk. The past two weeks were soppy with humidity, even at that hour, so we walked through Root Glen, tripping over tree roots and skirting the occasional snake. But what a view. And what calm. Even though the day inevitably melted into a blob of work frustration, that hour felt sacred.


That hour was worth so much more than fifty bucks.