All posts filed under: nature

Fields & Farms

Originally posted on mailbox mermaid:
I never thought I would say this, but with temperatures skyrocketing to the 90s and beyond in Massachusetts this week, I’m rather missing the temperate/constantly rainy climes of my time in England! Though we dodged raindrops with every outing, at least each drizzly day was bearable with an umbrella and a coat. I actually enjoy staying inside on a rainy day; conversely, I feel guilty for avoiding the outdoors when the sun is shining. Yet that’s exactly what I’ll have to do over the next few days until the East Coast decides to chill! I suppose it will give me a good opportunity to look back through some more of my photos capturing moments in the English woods… One of the most delightful places I visited on my trip was an urban farm on Bidston Hill, named after Tam O’Shanter. It was a lovely place to stroll and offered plenty of opportunities to say hello to the resident animals, from geese– –to goats! I only wish our fellow visitors (many with…

Exploring Connecticut: Kent Falls

Originally posted on The Picky Eater Travels:
I recently went to Kent Falls located in Kent, Connecticut with my friend, and I visit here about 2 times a year in the warmer months. However, with all the nice weather recently I decided to be daring and visit during February. Looking back at it, that might have been a bit of a mistake. First of all, there was ice all around where the falls was so you couldn’t walk directly to the bottom of the falls unless you want to look like a penguin sliding on your stomach all the way to the falls. Even some of the stone steps were covered in ice, but it made it a little easier with a hand rail there to hold on to. And lastly, I almost got lost in the woods because of all the rain recently there was mud everywhere on the other side of the trail so it made it difficult to spot the trail or to even cross it. However, this seems like something that…

Kayaking Amongst Greenlandic Icebergs

Originally posted on TRAVELLING THE WORLD SOLO:
During my research on Ilulissat prior to starting my trip, I came across pictures of people kayaking amongst icebergs and knew instantly that I wanted desperately to do the same. Booking a kayaking trip turned out to be difficult as I was to arrive in Ilulissat after the season for kayaking trips had ended. However, with some persistence I found a company that was running two last trips while I was in Ilulissat, and I wasted no time in snapping up an available slot! After emailing about six companies, World of Greenland finally got back to me and said that there was one last kayak trip I could join. World of Greenland (or WoG) doesn’t run the trips themselves, but instead sells them for another company, PGI Greenland. Trips cost around $285 AUD which seems exxy, but this kayak was one of the coolest things I have ever done in my entire life, so it was worth every dollar. Kayaking around sea ice is not as simple as…

Brenda’s Best Baobab

Originally posted on Head over Heels 2014:
Brenda’s Best Baobab is a gentle giant of a tree. Wider than several people and disappearing into the sky, surrounded by a deck for tables, the Baobab stands quietly. ? Upon crossing into Zambia we soon come across small shops catching attention with their delicious smells and fresh shiny fruit and vegetables. As predicted there are several banks in … but not one of them is working. “Maybe tomorrow” the locals tell me helpfully but tomorrow we’ll be miles away. I silently mourn the unattainable healthy fruit and vegetables available and decide, for the sake of team morale, not to mention that having cleared our stocks of food before crossing the border, we may be a little short for the next 5 days. Unexpectedly, the Sesheke town rolls on and it is clear that we will not find a camping spot by nightfall, which is how we have found ourselves at Brenda’s Best Baobab, an immaculate looking campsite. But, with only 5 kwacha, we are hoping for Brenda’s generosity.…

Escape: Far North Queensland

 We are currently in beautiful Far North Queensland, where the spectacular rainforest meets the warm calm waters of the Coral Sea. Here are a few snaps from the trip so far, we will have a full detailed post coming soon, once we can drag ourselves away from the beautiful sandy beaches. Love ELE x

First Snow Fall

Originally posted on Dennis Cardiff:
? white flakes (like eider-down) flutter from heaven collect on tree branches hedges and shrubs like your kisses they caress my cheeks brush my lips burst on my tongue they blanket all leaving the path an untouched virgin a wonderland of mystery all traces of my coming have disappeared making me question am i here at all? ? ? Image: http://ow.ly/TD9D8 Read about my friends here  http://buff.ly/1wyjiKS  

Conquerors Of The Useless – Rock Climbing In Lander, Wyoming

Originally posted on roamwildandfree:
Climbing and unnamed route on the Shady Side in Sinks Canyon State Park, WY. We have had the pleasure of getting our ego’s handed to us on a rocky platter this past week in Lander, WY. We have been sluffed off countless routes, had our hands thrashed by sharp crimps, and our mental game shocked by sudden falls. This climbing trip has certainly pushed the both of us to the breaking point and yet we keep coming back for more. Sounds a little insane, right? It is, but we love it…why? I haven’t the slightest clue, but it seems we have become climbing junkies – absolutely addicted to the battle of mind, body, and rock. We can’t wait to get the next hit of adrenaline rushing through our veins as we pull a single move that will either sink our fingers into a bomber hold, or send us plummeting 20ft. Sometimes I just cling onto rock thinking “what in the world am I doing up here”? A morning warm up waiting for the…