Part three of my three part series from the Holden Arboretum
My top five reasons for trail walking
- I love to be outdoors, yes, even when it is cold and snowy (Although not so much when the weather turns hot and humid).
- There are amazing sights to be seen along the trail…and with so many parks and trails, there are countless places to go and things to see. Every day is different and every trail has unique features waiting to be discovered!
- Walking the trails and taking pictures are complementary activities that can be done simultaneously, and learning to take better pictures challenges me.
- We all need exercise, and walking is a great way to get it.
There is one other reason I love trail walking and that is because I meet many interesting people along the trail that I would never get to know otherwise. Sheila and John are a good example. I met Sheila when I walked up the trail into the Rhododendron Garden and found her sitting on a bench, waiting for John to return from his walk around the garden. According to Sheila, he walks too fast for her to keep up, so she finds a good bench and sits down to relax until John finishes his walk. (Obviously John believes in the value of daily exercise). When he returned from his walk, John found Sheila and me sitting side by side on the bench, having what some of my photography friends from the the British Isles call a good, old chin wag. I was blessed to meet them, and as we all enjoy walking the trails in Holden Arboretum, maybe I will have the good fortune to encounter them again.
I love to take pictures of people I see along the trail. Although I haven’t posted any Fabulous Friday Faces in recent months, I have accumulated a collection of portraits I post here.
Sheila and John’s portrait was not the only picture I took on Thursday. You’ve already seen others in the first and second post of this series from Holden Arboretum, and here are the last pictures from that Thursday trail walk. The trees have lost a lot of their luster, but they are still beautiful. We have enjoyed a fabulous Fall, or to put it another way, an awesome Autumn.
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Your trail walks are fantastic. I’m so looking forward to the day I have the time to visit the many State Parks in Florida with camera in hand! Beautiful photos as always!
Thanks, Camille. My trail walks are one of the advantages of retirement, and I am loving them. I have been to Myakka State Park near Sarasota. Very interesting and definitely different from Ohio. For one thing, we don’t have alligators in our parks. Myakka was the first place I climbed a tower and canopy walk.