Reifel Bird Sanctuary with wetlands for all manner of waterfowl. As far as exercise goes, we only put 3.5 kilometres on my iPhone app, but walking the trails through the various habitats worked at other aspects of health -- breathing became deeper, heartbeats slowed, minds settled, stresses fell away. . .
Not much warmth in the photo below, but if you've gotta have grey, this is the grey to have, right? That horizon!
this video of the beaver who lives a ten-minute walk from our condo).
If you haven't yet read my last post -- on solo travel -- I'd urge you to check out the conversation that's formed in the comments section. This is probably my favourite part of writing this blog, the fascinating and lively conversations that sometimes build around a subject, the way we collaborate. I'm planning more posts on the topic and I hope that we will continue to chat about this. For now, I'm just trying to keep up with responding to all your thoughtful and interesting contributions.
Where do you walk to get your Vitamin Tree? Or just to see some bigger skies than a city offers? Some of you are lucky enough -- as I used to be -- to walk out your back door and be immersed in a more natural world. Many of you perhaps live in suburban spaces with plenty of groomed green space, perhaps not so much left wild. Some of you, like me, are city dwellers and have the local restorative green spaces on speed-dial for those days when you really crave a good hit of Nature. Which of those describes you? Are you able to scratch your itch for the natural world as often as you'd like? How? Where? I'm listening . . .