September 26, 2010

Weekly(ish) Photo Essay: Pretty Green Playground

This weekend I went on a lovely  retreat upstate with about thirty of my fellow Human Rights concentrators.

It was fun (we played games), interesting (we learned all about each other), educational (we talked to our professors and did a humanitarian crisis simulation), relaxing (we indulged in a bit of wine and socializing around a campfire), but (almost) best of all, it was in the middle of nature!

I hadn't realized how great it would be to get out of the city for a weekend.

The place we stayed was a beautiful old farmhouse compound turned summer camp (there were bunk houses and signs about bad behavior and disciplinary consequences all over the walls) with a little lake, a stream, waterfalls, meadows, farm animals, a pumpkin patch, a covered bridge, and a whole bunch of quaint colonial-looking little buildings.

It made me start thinking about how little time I spend in green places. I live about two-hundred feet away from central park, and yet I hardly ever go there. Even though I really enjoy spending a little time in nature.

I will do a Weekly(ish) Photo Essay from the retreat, but I'm still waiting on some other people's photos.

In the mean time, I've rounded up a few pictures of some of the the pretty green places I've been in the last few years. These are for us indoor- and city-confined people to enjoy until our next nature adventure, or at least until I post the retreat photos.

 bird sanctuary, massachusetts

 bird sanctuary, massachusetts

 lago di bracciano, italy
 
 cortona, italy

 cortona, italy
 grasse, france

 grasse, france

 quebec, cananda

 quebec, canada

 quebec, canada

 quebec, canada

 gaeta, italy

 gaeta, italy

 gaeta, italy

 alhambra, granada, spain

 alhambra, granada, spain



2 comments:

Betty said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! It's funny how easy it is to forget about the green spaces around us, but I think time outside is definitely time well spent!

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