Friday, February 5, 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, February 3, 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 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, February 2, 2016

World Wetlands Day...


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."