Tag Archives: #getoutside

Afternoon Light

But where would I rather be?

If everyday this were mine to see.

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Afternoon sun on its way to the horizon. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2016.

Don’t Let It Go

After sunset in Southern Illinois. © 2016 1inawesomewonder.

Holding the light.

Never gets old.

More Than A View

I think a lot of people would be better served if they could sit here for a week, or even two.

The isolation, creation so perfect, in thought and silence, would  be better than we usually do.

Sun in the Corner

The sun was setting on the distant horizon, with splendor that captured everyone’s eyes. 

But I noticed what it shone on, and noticing it’s beauty was truly my prize.

From the shadows I captured this corner of a pasture all lit by the setting sun. (C) 1inawesomewonder 2016.

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Sunset  in the Land of Lincoln

Den Rock Walk

Hidden in the midst of population, business, and all of the bustle, I found this old Native American land called Den Rock Park. I guess when you think about it, all our land is old Native American land pretty much. Anyway, I am so glad this place has been preserved. I thoroughly enjoyed my walk while my Mom was having, and recovering, from cataract surgery earlier today. She did very well.

I saw signs of deer, coyote, fox, plenty of small animals, and numerous birds. This article is an excellent place to learn more on Den Rock Park as well.

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One of the deer tracks that I saw today in Den Rock Park. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

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Another deer track today. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

There is nothing quite like mother nature, and of course, wildlife.

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A mixture of sunshine and shade along the trails. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

This little park is a beautiful place. There is so much history here. And the sights don’t disappoint either. The sun shining down through the canopy, and the leaves on the trail to catch the rays.

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There were plenty of oak trees that looked like this. Squirrels, chipmunks, nut hatches, and woodpeckers, all are fond of these places. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

Then there is the Shawsheen River at one edge of the park. There trails that come right down to the water’s edge. Park benches dot the shoreline and invite visitors to sit and daydream about then and now.

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Another look at the Shawsheen River. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

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The Shawsheen River reflects the blue sky. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nice views out in the bird sanctuary. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

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There are places to sit and watch the bird life. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

Around every turn or behind every hill there was more nature revealed and it was beautiful.

And if you are into fitness, see below, as I recorded my walk in, and around, the park earlier today.

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This little jaunt burned more than 400 calories, and it took me more than 5000 steps. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

If you are in the area, stop by and check out this piece of American history, and maybe get in some nice exercise as well.

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All is calm