What will I see,sounds I hear,and breezes I feel on my walk today?

Monday, February 3, 2014

Walking begins 4:00AM

I took the dogs Jake,Jazzy and Holly for a crisp early morning walk. They are Pomeranians, a comfort to be around and look forward to their walks as much as I do. Today I also walked along the rail trail next to the frozen Kennebec River. The cracking sounds of the ice would definitely get my attention. Next it was time to walk to Maine State Library and drop of Tracey Kidder book Strengths That Remain and get his book Among Schoolchildren. Such was a day in February in Maine.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thorncrag Brook


Thorncrag Brook
Originally uploaded by naturaljoe
There are several brooks created to irrigate the Thorne farm.

Thorncrag "Whale Rock"


Thorncrag "Whale Rock"
Originally uploaded by naturaljoe
The rock is called Whale Rock I believe because it resembles a whale.

Thorncrag Bench


Thorncrag Bench
Originally uploaded by naturaljoe
There are several benches to stop for a break. I didn't see many birds except for a flock of what I think were swallows. They flew in unison with each other between trees.

Thorncrag fireplace


Thorncrag fireplace
Originally uploaded by naturaljoe
We walked a bird sanctuary called Thorncrag stopping at a fireplace for photo. The land belonged to the Thorne family in the early 1800's. While walking I wondered about what this land has seen over the years.

moonlight glow


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Originally uploaded by naturaljoe
I noticed the glow of the moonlight while walking the dog. There's something different and good about walking outside on a winter's night.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Beautiful Day

Today was beautiful. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and the sun was as bright as ever. The breeze was refreshing like a splash of cool water against my face. Something else that made the walk fun was the waves I got from people I have never met as they drove by in their vehicles. It was if they thought that going for a walk on a day like today was a good idea too. I've thought it might be a good idea to get some people to go on some different walks together.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Trees


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Originally uploaded by naturaljoe
While walking my thoughts were on the trees along the trail. I actually know little about species and other aspects of trees.
What I see is they seem to be growing in their own directions. Yet, but as I look down the path I see a community of trees and have thoughts of how they weathered over the years. Some have healthy barks, some have aged and some may have disease. Soon they will be budding and growing leaves and displaying their individual strengths and spirits.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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Originally uploaded by naturaljoe
This window will has a lot of memories but Monday night another was added. I came home from work at the usual time and noticed turkey droppings in the driveway. I didn't think much of it because I know there are turkeys in the area. I went inside and turn up the heat. I heard a banging noise which I thought might be from pipes when I turned up the heat. So going into the basement to check I heard the noise again and looked up at the window and a large turkey (hen) was pecking at the window. I tapped at the window but it was fixated either on its reflection or something it saw throught the window.
I went outside to shoosh it away and it slowly went up the hill and stopped and seemed to look back at the window. The turkey was alone which I thought was a little unusual because I usually see more than one.
I have something of interest from a book on medicine cards about the turkey I wish to share.
The native americans thought of the turkey as the Give - Away Eagle and the philosophy of give-away was practiced by many tribes. Help and sustenance are given by turkey out of the realization that all life is sacred. Deb my wife feels the turkey's presence has meaning and that I should honor it.
When I was a kid I thought animals communicated to people in there own way. When I became an adult I thought less of this but that turkey seemed to want to stay and I felt something and I wanted to share that feeling.
In my next blog I want to share a story about a willow tree.