Monday, February 20, 2012

TREES,NATURE & DAWES ARBORETUM

NEAR LANCASTER,OHIO AND JUST NORTH OF THE NATIONAL ROAD ONE CAN VISIT DAWES ARBORETUM A MY QUALITY TIME POST & MAKE SURE TO VISIT “OUR WORLD TUESDAY”

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“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”John Muir
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A couple months ago the best I could do was go to the mall and walk for 10-15 minutes and I was grateful to be able to do that. A couple days ago I returned to The Dawes Arboretum for a 4 mile walk. I will share with you  a few photos from that walk and some quotes from John Muir.

DSC_0201 The Arboretum now covers nearly 1,800 acres and includes eight miles of hiking trails and a four-mile Auto Tour.

tractor I met a few friends along the way.

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“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

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Dawes is located 35 miles east of Columbus, Ohio, four miles north of Interstate 70 on Rt. 13 and six miles south of downtown Newark.

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“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”

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“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”

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The Life & Love of Trees

“God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.”

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“I never saw a discontented tree.”

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Up hill from here LOL

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“Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.” .. “When you are told you may loose part of one lung it is a real attention getter.” Joe Todd

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Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.- Hermann Hesse

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“The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What did the tree learn from the earth .. to be able to talk with the sky? - Pablo Neruda

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If you were sitting on that bench what would you be thinking?

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“We have not inherited the world from our forefathers; rather we are borrowing it from our children.” Kashmiri proverb

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“Approaching a tree we approach a sacred being who can teach us about love and about endless giving. She is one of millions of beings who provide our air, our homes, our fuel, our books. Working with the spirit of the tree can bring us renewed energy, powerful inspiration, deep communion.” Druid Tree Lore

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“A tree never hits an automobile except in self-defense.” Joe Todd.. sure not a Frost or Muir LOL. In my life time I’ve been able plant 500 plus trees. That may be my most enduring legacy……………………………………………………..

Well we are back to the:::

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JOETODDSAYS210 I hope you enjoyed this walk as much as I did and I appreciate you stopping by. At the end of Feb. first of March Dawes has their “Maple Syrup Madness” for a preview CLICK

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Coombs Family Farms 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup Grade B, 32-Ounce Jug

NEAR LANCASTER,OHIO AND JUST NORTH OF THE NATIONAL ROAD ONE CAN VISIT DAWES ARBORETUM A MY QUALITY TIME POST MORE Looking at the sky from Dawes Arboretum

8 comments:

Gary said...

Great tour of an imnteresting place!!Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, a great tour indeed, Joe, and what a beautiful and interesting place! Marvelous captures as always! Wouldn't mind having some of the maple syrup!! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely walk, Joe! I am so happy you were able to do the four miles and to take us all along. I love the John Muir quote and the Arboretum looks like a great place to visit. Thanks for sharing.

Kay Dennison said...

We really live in a beautiful state, don't we?

Joyful said...

You've got some beautiful scenic shots. I really like your header too!

Indrani said...

Wow! So many shots! It is pure visual treat!

Tony Letts said...

We have a couple of Arboretums near us - they're wonderful places :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Cool walk, made all the more wonderful by knowing you can do it again! YAY!