Sure, summer is a time of visual delights: vivid sunrises, lush green leaves on the trees, brilliantly-colored wildflowers, crowds of people at outdoor festivals. But let's not forget about the other senses. While I don't have videos to post with some of my favorite summer sounds, I'm happy to tell you more about them. In … Continue reading The Sounds of Summer
Yes, yes, hello there, 'tis I, back from hiatus of a sort. I haven't bothered to post about recent hikes as (A) I have stuck with the most familiar local hikes and walks when I have gone out, and (B) I have been making a conscious effort to spend less time online this summer, including … Continue reading Summer, Unplugged
Staying closer to home for my hiking and returning to favorite familiar spots over and over, sometimes weekly, has given me the opportunity to see these places with new eyes, especially as plants and trees come back to life with Spring's warmth. I've been eagerly anticipating this year's crabapple bloom, visiting the arboretum a couple … Continue reading Detail-Oriented
Though I may not have ventured far afield much over the course of the autumn, I have tried to make regular visits -- every other week, at least -- to Secrest, my local arboretum. While during the spring and summer, I'm drawn to the gardens in various areas, come fall, I head for the trees. … Continue reading Autumn at the Arboretum
This summer turned out to be a time to stick close to home. Between the farmers market and all the baking I needed to do through the week for it, a new job, and the heat, I decided to keep my hiking pretty close to home for the most part. Happily, that meant rediscovering some … Continue reading Summer at Spangler
Lately, I've felt the pull to get out on the trail even more than ever. While the trees starting budding a few weeks ago, the colors have started popping even more now that the flowers are blooming. So here are a few photos from recent hikes and walks taken solely for the purpose of enjoying … Continue reading Spring Has Sprung!
As the year winds down, so, too, does my energy level. I haven't been hiking as frequently, and given the schedule for the next week or two, I doubt I will have time or energy to push any further on this year's hiking goals. So here's a wrap-up: 1. Finish trails in the Cuyahoga Valley … Continue reading Wrapping Up