(Credit Photos: Andy Blumenthal)
Category Archives: Hiking
Frog Ready To Spring
@Lake Needwood, Memorial Day 2020
When I was a kid and I went to the supermarket with my mom, I remember always seeing the “Andy Boy Broccoli” in the produce aisle.
Of course, I was always curious why Broccoli was called Andy Boy–what boy or any kid for that matter likes to eat broccoli???
And like most things in life, there really wasn’t a good answer except that this company, “Andy Boy” grows and distributes it.
Anyway, I was always a nature boy feeling most at home and at peace in the countryside.
I love being in nature, surrounded by G-d’s amazing beauty, and at one with the universe and with G-d.
In building all our great cities, buildings, and structures, aside from the crowding, pollution, crime and traffic that we have consequently, we have also lost something elementary to our lives with the absence of real nature.
A park is not a forest. A pond is not a river. A plant is a not a lush valley. A garden is not a farm. A hill is not a mountain range. A pet is not a teeming ecosystem of diverse life.
The city is man made and fake, but nature is from G-d and real. 😉
(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
@Tree Top Park, Davie, Florida
It’s funny that just as I am expressing gratitude for the peace, mindfulness, and zen good feelings, a plane is loudly flying overhead in this Florida park.
No winning even in nature anymore! 😉
(Source Video: Dannielle Blumenthal)
Happy 4th of July From Andy Blumenthal
@Great Falls Park
@Bethesda Trolley Trail
You can walk for miles…
It’s quiet and green in a suburban setting.
Who’s that dummy?
Lovers come out here too.
Some graffiti tells you there is still the big city of Washington, D.C. nearby.
A little surveillance—the “I’s” have it!
ADT security plus some colorful wind adornments in front of the houses.
Park is good, but only until sunset.
Watch out, “old people” crossing (saw a deer too).
The whole trail runs between Rockville and Bethesda–see the French International School, The National Institute of Health, Suburban Hospital, houses, shopping, parks, and more.
Try not to get too lost in the fun of it all. 😉
(Source Photos: Andy Blumenthal)
@McKee Besher Wildlife Preserve
(Source Photos: Andy Blumenthal and the incredible sunflowers from here — Please G-d, we need to go back next year to see these beauties.)