Monday, November 1, 2010

Marvelous Monday - Wonderful Parks

It's been several weeks since I posted a "Marvelous Monday" but I've been thinking all day about how much I'd like to write this one and finally now have a moment to sit down to the computer and blog away to my heart's content!

Yesterday afternoon, we spent some blissful time hiking in one of our favourite local parks.  Short Hills Provincial Park is an amazing 1600 acre park filled with hiking trails, waterfalls, beautiful trees and peaceful meadows.  Some trails are designated strictly for hikers while others are multi-use trails for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skying, and horse-back riding.  Though Short Hills is a favourite of ours, we often take it for granted instead of realizing what a treasure it really is.  I'm so glad we have access to fantastic greenspaces like this.  As my husband puts it, spending time in nature allows us to shake the "clinkers from our thinkers!"

Here are a few shots from our energizing hike on a brisk autumn Sunday afternoon:

“If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking.  Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.”   
-- Raymond Inmon


“Walking:  the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.”  
-- Carrie Latet


“When you have worn out your shoes, the strength of the shoe leather has passed into the fiber of your body.  I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out.”  
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.”   
-- G.M. Trevelyan


“A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.”  
-- Paul Dudley White


“My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.”   
-- Aldous Huxley  


  1. I really like that first quote by Richard Inmon. I think sometimes that just walking and thinking can be the best therapy.

  2. I love this time of year when the light can get into the forested areas and they look so different than in the lush summers.
    Like he says I guess it lets the light in our heads too.

  3. Hi Ro- These are lovely photos. How lucky to live near such beauty. Take care.



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