Closer to home

Impressionism on the pond: Reflections from the woods.

As each experience arises, live it out as fully and deeply as possible; think it out, feel it out extensively and profoundly; be aware of its pain and pleasure, of your judgments and identifications.  Only when experience is completed is there a renewal.  We must be capable of living the four seasons in a day; to be keenly aware, to experience, to understand and be free of the gatherings of each day.

~ J. Krishnamurti

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Quail Hollow

In yesterday’s post (Earth’s eye), I mentioned that a nearby state park, Quail Hollow, is scheduled to be the first state park in Ohio where fracking is allowed to take place.  Today the Coalition to Protect Ohio’s Parks with hikers from the Sierra Club, the Ohio Environmental Council, the Mohican Advocates, the Buckeye Forest Council, and some local people joined together for a hike to protest the fracking.  It was an interesting and educational hike, with a naturalist, to show why it is important to preserve the park (and others like it).

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Earth’s eye

A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature.  It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.

~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden, “The Ponds” (1854)

If you live in northeast Ohio and you’re a fan of Quail Hollow State Park, please read on.

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