Monday, June 4, 2012

Escaping the Daily Grind

Sick of my weekend hiking photos yet? These were just magical and I had to share. They're a week old from a fabulous day in Gunpowder Falls State Park on Memorial Day, but sadly I've been so busy that I was unable to even take a look at them until now. As of late, hiking has been the perfect get-out-of-the-house-and-forget-about-the-rest-of-the-world activity that I've been greatly in need of as the chaos of the end of the school year quickly consumes my life.

Despite the horribly hot and humid conditions last weekend (which was also the weekend our central air decided it had leaked all of its freon) we decided to get away for the afternoon. Lucky we did because the light conditions were just perfect for photography at the time we went! Aside from the beautiful outdoors there are a few spots of interest as well including a covered bridge and old buildings from a historic mill.

I love living in a city, but I have also found that there is a necessary balance that I need to find between the city and our natural world. We are lucky to have so many places surrounding Baltimore to enjoy.

How do you escape the daily grind of life?


  1. I totally agree about finding a balance between time in the city and escaping to rural areas :) that's something I'm so thankful for with my job at a rural university!

  2. Love these!
    I live in a rural area, so "escaping" to me usually means going to the city! ;)
    Sometimes it's important to step out of comfort zone, is all!
    Great post!

  3. That house is lovely! I'd love to live in something like that.

    I escape by reading, going for a walk, heading to the antique store...

  4. Those pictures are really beautiful.

  5. Wow great pictures! They're beautiful. It's funny I always say the same thing--about loving the city life but still needing the balance of nature to keep my sanity. It’s as if city life can be really draining at times and a good hour or two (or more) helps wash all my troubles away.

    1. Thank you! :)

      You've described it perfectly! The city can be draining sometimes and we need to recharge our energy by slowing down and taking in some nature.

  6. absolutely breath-taking....lucky you for living in such a stunning area!!

  7. I live in Prague and I love the city, but living in it is very different from being a sightseeing tourists and it is incredibly tiring sometimes. The more I am here, the less I can wait to move somewhere further away to a nice green spot on the Earth where I could grow stuff :)

    As for the question - I make things, read, I sleep... I have my room and that is my worls, I grow plants and have lots of invertebrate pets and I take care of them and watch them and that is what keeps me in touch with the wild :)


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