Archive for the ‘Walking’ Category

Bike, run or walk

As someone who walks a fair amount, at least on my lunch hour at work, I thought I would continue on this path by posting an article entitled “9 Great Things Walkers and Bikers Know about Their Communities that You Don’t” by Starre Vartan at Mother Nature Network.



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Nature walks

I don’t normally don’t write two posts on the same night but this article by a friend of mine was just too good to pass up. The post, entitled “Two Treks and What I Learned On Them” by Jean Ponze over at Earthworms Castings (via the Healthy Planet), talks about the importance of treks or getting out in nature similar to my blog post Dose of Nature last month.



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Dose of nature

Okay, this is a great article on something I truly believe in, that getting outside is a good thing. I take a walk (ironically, it’s too my local library) every day on my lunch hour at work and I truly believe it help’s keep or put me in a great mood if I’m not already.

The article is entitled “The Power of a Dose of Nature” by Florence Williams over at the Wall Street Journal but unlike most article over there, you should be able to access it without an account but, just to be safe, it’s in the Review section of last weekend’s paper (January 28-29).

It’s these types of articles that keep me dragging my kids outside on our weekends and it’s just what the doctor ordered.

See you outside!


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Different shade of green

So I took my own advice today and went out to nearby Russell E. Emmenegger Nature Park to see a different shade of green. Since I didn’t have my kids today, I took the path that they never want to take and I must say, we’re taking it next time. It reminded me of another park we went to a couple of weeks ago, Castlewood State Park.

The first two pictures are from Emmenegger Park:



These two are from Castlewood:



I only wish I would have had my kids today.



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To Paris and back

It’s been a long time since I walked along the Seine river but when I came across this  article, it definitely took me back. The article is entitled “Why Paris is transforming a riverside highway into a pedestrian promenade: Cars will be banished from a congested stretch of the Right Bank ” by Matt Hickman at Mother Nature Network.

When my youngest son graduates high school however, I promised him I would take him to Paris, so with a little luck soon I’ll be walking back along the Seine and checking out the pedestrian promenade. Meanwhile, maybe I need to check out the mighty Mississippi river or think back to when…




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Take a walk

After all, it was the original form of transportation, that and running. Yesterday my youngest son suddenly showed interest in using his scooter now and an old bike that has been sitting on the porch for months on end.

I had plans to get rid of it and another one (both which had been given to us by friends) but after my daughter gave the first one to a friend of hers down the street who needed a newer one, my son suddenly decided he wanted the other one.

Anyway, I found this article on walking entitled “Walking is transportation too” by Lloyd Alter over at Treehugger a really good read on the importance of walking as a form of transportation. So take a walk! I did this afternoon with my two younger ones.



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What is landscape?

I came across a review of this book today in the weekend Wall Street Journal but, unfortunately you have to have a subscription just to view it on their website. So I did the next best thing, I found a review of What is Landscape? over on the publishers page.

What made the original review interesting is that it was written by Tristian Gooley, the author of a book I’m reading right now, The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs (Which in the U.K.. is The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues and signs).

As soon as I’m done with this book and the one that I’ve been reading for what seems like forever, Wales : epic views of a small country by Jan Morris, then I’ll get right to this book.



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