The human population has been growing at an incredible rate since the advent of industrialization. Take a look at this 6 minute video by Population Connection and you’ll see what I mean. With that growth in numbers has been an inexorable spread of various kinds of pollution. When people think of pollution, though, they usually […]
To many people hiking means “work”, and who likes that? I’m here to tell you, though, that while it may be work, it’s good work. Good for you. Your mind and body. Your soul. You feel better after a hike. Let me name a few reasons. Perhaps the most obvious benefit is that hiking in […]
With my daughter. Enjoy. (Note: click to enlarge) Communing with the cows. Always a hazard in cow country. In Tall Grass. Taking a break. Hidden!
Time for another installment of Trail Ruminations. Spring is here, the flowers are blooming, and that got me thinking: why do we make the beginning of the year start in the dead of winter, when it’s cold and dark? I mean, shouldn’t the first of the year signal a happy change from that, a time […]
This was more of an early spring stroll through the countryside while learning about the place from owner, Rob Ernst. There were maybe 20 of us there. My favorite thing about this visit, though, were the hillsides covered in wildflowers, and the many meadowlarks singing the joy of the morning. A youtube video of a […]
A bit of trail trivia for you. First I’ll post some pictures to see if anyone volunteers an answer as to what’s going on in them. I’ll put the answers at the end of this post. Click on the pics to enlarge. (1) Here is another version: (2) And another: (3) Something different. What caused […]