Sunday, 8 May 2016

Stunning Elora Gorge - a visit

  
Many more trails to discover:


Ferns and mosses covering rocks and large boulders,
as well as lichens.


Monday, 11 April 2016

I am walking for wildlife...

Please sponsor me & donate directly to Canadian Wildlife
with my name attached, (Gisela Bach)
Show your support to Canadian wildlife with either a single donation 
or a monthly commitment to making a difference in the lives of Canadian wildlife.
Thank you from all of our wild friends.



Saturday, 2 April 2016

This life is mine ...is yours...


“This life is yours. 
Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. 
Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. 
Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. 
Take the power to control your own life. 
No one else can do it for you. 
Take the power to make your life happy.”

Visiting Point Pelee National Park, Leamington


If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, 
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, 
if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, 
rejoice,  for your soul is alive. 
~Eleonora Duse

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Easter 2016 - walk along the Grand River, Kitchener


After an terrible ice storm causing damage to trees and homes
I walked along the Grand River Trail enjoying nature and ice covered trees...
Love to share my pictures with my blog readers...






Monday, 29 February 2016

Walk for Wildlife

The 2016 Walk for Wildlife will take place during National Wildlife Week 2016 (April 10 – 16) 
Please join me and donate!

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Celebrating my blog - 978 posts

Celebrated my blog anniversary again ...
Guildwood Gardens - A New Beginning...

978 posts since 2007
Total Page views 578,284 

FEBRUARY 2016 - OVER 286 000 Visitors -Besucher
Danke an Alle - Thank you all.

What shall I compare this life of ours?
Even before I can say
it is like a lightning flash or a dewdrop
it is no more.
- Sengai



Sunday, 21 February 2016

Tulips and a walk in the park...

After very cold temperatures dipping down to -23 Celsius 
during previous days the weather finally changed..
The sun appeared and I enjoyed a great afternoon walk in the Laurel Creek park.
On my way to the park I stopped at 
St. Jacobs Market, Waterloo to purchase tulips form my living room.


Monday, 15 February 2016

A beautiful morning...


Snapped the picture with my phone...
Beautiful 5.7 km walk through Waterloo, Ontario..

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Walk in Mill Run Trail, Cambridge, Ontario

Very scenic and leisurely walk  - snow overnight ...
If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.


Monday, 8 February 2016

No sun or snow ...

Morning walk in Laurel Creek Conservation Area...




Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
~Albert Einstein

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Happy flowers...

Shopping at Sobeys 
my favourite grocery store took a lot longer as expected.
When I am happy I always buy flowers...



Friday, 5 February 2016

When you arise in the morning..


Impressions from my morning walk in the park ...

“When you arise in the morning, 
think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive
to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love
then make that day count!” 


Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Beautiful warm springlike day at Lake Huron

There are good news and bad news ...I received good news...
I left Waterloo on a beautiful warm springlike day
heading towards Bayfield/Goderich area located on Lake Huron.
When I arrived the wind has picked up but I walked along the shoreline of Lake Huron.
Besides a few fisherman on the pier nobody else seemed to be around and I enjoyed the scenery.
The sky darkened very quickly and the sun disappeared on the horizon.
Time to go home...be back soon!



The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows,
 spectacular skies and serene lakes. 
It has enough lush forests, flowered fields and sandy beaches. 
It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. 
What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

World Wetlands Day...

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Wetlands play an important role in the processes that keep our landscapes healthy and productive. They support industries such as agriculture, fisheries, forestry and tourism by supplying water for crops, stock and people, maintaining water quality, providing habitat for commercial species and having cultural and recreational values. Wetlands host a huge variety of life, protect our coastlines, provide natural defenses against river flooding or storm surges and store carbon dioxide to regulate climate change.
Unfortunately, wetlands are often viewed as wasteland, and more than 64% of the world’s wetlands have disappeared since 1900. World Wetlands Day is an annual opportunity to raise public awareness and promote the value of wetlands.

Early morning hike in Laurel Creek Conservation Area, Waterloo


"Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation,
a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind.
Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility."



Saturday, 30 January 2016

"I believe in the cosmos. .


"I believe in the cosmos. 
All of us are linked to the cosmos. 
Look at the sun: If there is no sun, then we cannot exist. 
So nature is my god. 
To me, nature is sacred; trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals."