Archive for the ‘Lakes’ Category

Walden pond

So I just went to my bookshelves and found my copy of Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau. If I remember right, I read it on an airplane going to Paris, I think.

So when I came across this article on a documentary entitled Walden, it was an article I had to read. The article is entitled “‘Walden’ Embraces Thoreau’s Message” by Starre Vartan over at the Mother Nature Network.

Now I just need to watch the video and reread the book. The question is, where should I take a plane ride?

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Green Librarian

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Vacation time

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So for most of the last week, this is where I was, northern Minnesota or what I like to call heaven. It seems like every sunset we see up there is different. This year though, we also went up to Winnipeg, Canada and I must say we had a great time up there too. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of our time there. I’ll have to ask my daughter if she has any. I was busy just enjoying the moments.

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Green Librarian

Canoeing

I will be the first to admit that I’ve never done a lot of canoeing except for a few times on our lake at the family cabin. That said however, I must admit it’s something that I’ve always admired other people doing.

So when I saw this article on a short documentary (originally filmed as a commercial), I found myself again drawn. The article is entitled “This Canoe Documentary is Almost too Beautiful to Watch ” by Michael D’Estries over at the Mother Nature Network. Unfortunately my computer isn’t that great so I will have to watch the rest of it this weekend.

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Green Librarian

 

 

Great Lakes & me

I have to say, ever since we started visiting the Great Lakes on our family vacations, my interest in them has grown and like most things green, I love reading and learning about them.

So anyway, that explains why I’m posting this article entitled “A Great Win for the Great Lakes: A Historic Victory for the Environment and Economy” over at the Nature Conservancy. Unfortunately I think next year we’re headed a little more west and North to Mt. Rushmore. Oh well, off to a new adventure and something else to love.

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Great Salt Lake

Okay, so I’ve been to the Great Lakes but I believe that I’ve also been to the Great Salt Lake in northern Utah. When I was younger, we use to take road trips to see my grandparents in San Diego and it was during those trips we visited (or at least drove by) the Great Salt Lake.

Reading the article entitled”Facts About Great Salt Lake” by Jessie Szalay at Live Science reminded me of those trips out west. Looking back now, I realize how lucky I was.

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Great Lakes

I would be the first to admit that going up to see Lake Superior and Lake Michigan this summer was pretty cool. I will also admit that I’ve always admired Lake Baikal over in Russian is also pretty cool. The fact that it holds 20% of the Earth’s unfrozen freshwater is also pretty amazing.

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Green Librarian

North Shore, part II

So tonight I entered the Lake Superior Photo Contest with two pictures from our family vacation this past summer. One that I took and one that my daughter took up, both up in Two Harbors, Minnesota.

The first one is in my post entitled North Shore (hence the part II) but the second what I didn’t use. Either way, here they both are:

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My daughters

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Mine

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Green Librarian