Monthly Archives: May 2011

Oregon Favorites: Trails and Tales, booksigning at Powell’s, June 2nd

Via Powell’s: William L. Sullivan‘s Oregon Favorites: Trails and Tales (Navillus) features 62 stories about places and people in Oregon’s outdoors. From a ski adventure at Crater Lake to a wildflower hike in the Columbia Gorge or a hidden hot springs in … Continue reading

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Reconnecting With Nature: Richard Louv and Friends Join Live Web Event on June 16

From Orion Magazine: Reconnecting With Nature: Richard Louv and Friends Join Live Web Event on June 16  Many of us are more familiar with what’s on TV than with what’s crawling, growing, and flying just beyond our windows. With summer … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: about the moment not the goal

A thought: In previous posts, I have bemoaned the recent startling transformation in children’s leisure time. A child growing up today is likely to spend 90% less time outdoors than a child born just one generation ago. How can we … Continue reading

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Neighborhood birds

We recently moved from our apartment to a small rental house on a quiet street about a mile away. We’re enjoying the diversity of birds we’ve seen at our new locale, almost twice as many in this month of May … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: climbing around

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Monday thought of the week: opportunity and circumstance

A thought: I had no epiphany but I did spend a lot of time out-of-doors, playing in the woods, and hemlock groves in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, and along the streams and rivers of the area. I later learned … Continue reading

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Evening walk at Tryon Creek State Park

Catherine joined Patrick and I for an evening stroll yesterday at Tryon Creek State Park (photos):

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Did you go for a walk in the woods today?

Today was National Walk in the Woods Day. We took a short stroll through Tryon Creek State Park this evening:

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Wednesday photo of the week: immersed

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Monday thought of the week: so much to learn

A thought: If you’ve ever watched your kids exploring on their own outdoors, you know how excited they are by every little thing they discover. Kids find delight in the way jewelweeds magically send their seeds flying at the slightest … Continue reading

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