On your left*Posted: August 31, 2012 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Adventures in Life, Air, Bicycle Adventures, Earth, exercise, Fire, goals, health, home, Local Tourists, nature, Photography, Spirit, Summer, water, weather | Tags: Cuyahoga River, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, cycling, fall foliage, Indigo Lake, nature, Ohio, Ohio and Erie Canal, Outdoors, Photography, Summer, Towpath Trail, trees, water, weather, wildflowers 31 Comments
I went on a bike ride today. I went on a train ride, too. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has a Bike Aboard! program that, for a $2.00 fare (yes, you read that right — $2.00!!), allows cyclists to bike along the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail in one direction and ride the train back to where you started, or as in my case, the other way around.
Medina Raptor CenterPosted: August 29, 2012 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in Life, Air, Critters, Earth, family, grandparenthood, home, Local Tourists, nature, Photography, pond, Quotes, Spirit, Summer, Walking | Tags: Bald Eagle, birds, clouds, Great Horned Owl, J. M. Barrie, Medina Raptor Center, nature, Outdoors, Photography, pond, quotes, Red-tailed Hawk, Summer, Terry Tempest Williams, trees, water 26 Comments
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
~ Leonardo da Vinci
(Quote is from the sign posted on the tree in the above photo.)
Karma’s Photo Hunt: End of the earthPosted: August 28, 2012 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Adventures in Life, Air, Earth, goals, hiking, home, Karma's Photo Hunt, nature, Photography, Spirit, Spring, Summer, travel, Vacation, water | Tags: Cabot Trail, Canada, Cape Breton, Cape Breton Highlands, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, clouds, fall foliage, Hiking, MaidinSun Photography, nature, NovaScotia, Outdoors, Photography, pond, reflections, Skyline Trail, spring, Summer, travel, trees, water, weather 31 Comments
For her August photo hunt, Karma asks us to show her the “end of the earth” or what we think of as the end of the earth. I know some of you have seen the above photo in the past, but I hauled it out again because to me, this truly was the first time I looked at a scene as the end of the earth. It is a place where earth and sky meet, and although I know you can go much higher than this and still remain on earth, it was the highest I’ve ever been and still had my feet firmly placed on terra firma. (Well, maybe not as firmly as I’d like to think since the Rocky Mountain high due to altitude was making me feel lightheaded and floaty.)
You still have time to participate in the photo hunt. The deadline is Friday, August 31. Just follow the link provided at the beginning of my first sentence.
RetreatPosted: August 27, 2012 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Adventures in Life, celebrations, Critters, Earth, exercise, Fire, goals, health, home, Just Five Things, Letting Go, nature, Photography, pond, Quotes, Spirit, Summer, Walking, water | Tags: birds, breath, Cleveland, flowers, great blue heron, hawk moth, Lake Erie, MaidinSun Photography, meadows, nature, Outdoors, Photography, reflections, Sally Kempton, Summer, trees, water, weather, wildflowers 47 Comments
Day 1. Today I saw a hawk moth in the wildflower meadow. It’s the first time I’ve seen one here. His little wings were moving so fast that it was impossible to capture anything other than a blur.
summer heartPosted: August 25, 2012 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Digital Art, Earth, Fire, health, home, Letting Go, nature, Photography, Quotes, Spirit, Summer, travel, Walking, water | Tags: Health, Hiking, Issa, nature, Outdoors, Pennsylvania, Photography, quotes, reflections, travel, water, woods 16 Comments
like wise men do
I go into seclusion…