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I Love Nature and the Great Outdoors

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    Football Follies

    In honor of the start of the start of a new Football season, I decided to recall a few moments of my past glories on the gridiron.It was early September, first week back at school. football practices had started several weeks prior, the dreaded "Hell week" was over. It was still...
    AnIrishwarrior AnIrishwarrior 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2012

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    I Love to Be Outside When T...

    I love to be outside when the weather is good. Especially when I'm fourwheeling!
    justifyeverything justifyeverything 16-17 1 Response Aug 10, 2008

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    Nature

    There is much beauty in this modern world of ours. But a true beauty can only be as natural as the stars. A true beauty moment comes when one is by oneself. Seeing the world through God's eyes: as a bounty of wealth. To see the way the sun falls gently through the tall trees. Or...
    Tryingtobebrave Tryingtobebrave 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2012

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    Cooler Weather

    Being that I live in South Florida there is only half of the year that I spend outside... the other half is disgustingly hot and muggy. I love when the weather is cool or balmy. I can just sit outside and enjoy what is out there. I love going into forests, being near lakes or...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F Mar 30, 2008

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    Not So Great - Great Outdoors

    I am a bit of a day dreamer, and therefore although I enjoy taking a walk with my family along the foreshore or in the mountain, I also get some very nice feeling just by taking in the beauty of nature. It's nice to travel but if you cant, your backyard can serve the purpose, so...
    Ninio Ninio 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    Cover me slowly,remember

    as long as you canI fought winter like hellwith every color I haduntil my last leaf fell.(Source: poozytywnie)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 24

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    My Place In the Mountain.

    My nature place. I would drive the two hours from Cheyenne to the mountain retreat in Laramie just about every weekend during the spring, summer and early fall.  When I would get to the parking lot (one of the parking lots) of Medicine Bow National park I would just...
    wikkedirish wikkedirish 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2008

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    Beautiful Tasmanian Sunset.

    Tasmania is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled places left in the world.The place is unique and the people are kind. http://youtu.be/3po9merHXvg
    berangere berangere 66-70, F Jul 8, 2013

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    Nature Is Just Beautiful...

    Nature’s beauty is divine. Nature is serene. Sunflower loves sun’s glare. Flowers’ fragrance fills the air. Colors being vibgyor and more; Eyes sparkle and ask for more. Leaves are green and green. Autumn sheds all this green.Between winter and summer swings the spring...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M Feb 12, 2011

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    Don't Let The Lyme Bugs Bite

    Important: The author of this article is Marc Merullo. He's also a member of EP (barbermcm). I am one of those who supports awareness of the Lyme Disease, that's the reason for putting this material on EP. Hopefully you'll share the same goal as Marc in spreading awareness for...
    AlwaysPreoccupied AlwaysPreoccupied 26-30, F Jun 6, 2012

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    A Relationship~

    I’ve lived fifty four years and most of those years I have failed to give nature more than the occasional September sigh. These days~ I cannot wait to feel the earth beneath my feet, to consider the cloud art as it rolls across the sky, or to feel the wind gently brush my cheek...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2012

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    Complete Peace

    I love going out into the wilderness with just my dog.  It is so awesome to just sit quietly and listen to nature.  No cars, no people just nature.  I try to get out at least once a month. My favorite spot is behind my parents house.  There are thousands upon...
    gooseegg gooseegg 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    A Greater Appreciation

    After going to anger management classes, I realized that taking a walk outside was a good way to control my temper. It makes me cool off literally at times. It calms me down and makes me feel more grounded. It helps me a lot especially at work.
    mattandnetta mattandnetta 22-25, M Nov 24, 2012

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    We Currently Went On Vacati...

    We currently went on vacation in the country and it was so beautiful and amazing!The air smelled so good!
    krista19 krista19 21-25, F Aug 10, 2008

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    I Love Camping

    I love camping because it brings me in tune with the natural world. I love the peace and quiet at night, and the complete darkness and cool air that causes me to bundle up tight. I love waking up to the morning dew, walking along the river hearing birds sing. Making a hot cup of...
    livelively22 livelively22 18-21, F Jun 10, 2013

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    I Love It.  Especially...

    I love it.  Especially areas close to water.  I may be an air sign, but I'm a water baby to the Nth degree.  It's definitely my preferred element.  And it fits that I'm Pagan too.  ^_^
    WolfElvyn WolfElvyn 26-30, F Aug 10, 2008

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    Poems Of Seasons

    Poems Flowers in Spring Flowers in Spring grow As they bloom Cherishing the raindrops Reaching for the sun No artificial flower can fit the beauty of a real flower. Leaves in Fall CRUNCH comes the leaves under your feet The air is crisp The trees becoming bare As the orange...
    uyenmy2 uyenmy2 13-15, F Sep 28, 2012

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    His First Time

    my boyfriend Terry has never been camping. I want to take him. I have been camping since I was pretty young. I have also been hunting and fishing as well. I want him to have the best experience for his first time. I have two favorite camping trips that I remember quit well. The...
    tig1991 tig1991 22-25, F Jun 4, 2013

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    A Picnic In The Park!

    In the Heart of San Diego lies a beautiful park. The park is the site of a former World Expo, in the early 1900's. So. Cal has few "wooded" areas, but Balboa Park is blessed with majestic trees from around the world. Many of the tree's are 100 ft plus eucalyptus trees. During the...
    AnIrishwarrior AnIrishwarrior 56-60, M 4 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    The Smell Of...

    When Passing a river in the hot summer air, a certain smell will come to you. Most people find it disgusting, but I like it. It makes me a little giddy. It smells new and exciting. I can never discribe it. I always say it smells kind of like the lake in Disney World. It is one of...
    dreamtobe dreamtobe 13-15, F Jun 20, 2010

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    Oh!! ...

    Oh!! yes i love going for long and lengthy walks with my family especially out in the surrounding country side and marvel at the beauty of ''nature'' and the out standing scenery! of the great oudoors,. :-)
    welshbabe welshbabe 46-50, F May 20, 2009

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    Ladybugs!

    In the summer of 1981, I went on my first trip to the Mountains of California. My wife, her girl friend and I traveled deep into the "Kings Canyon-Sequoia National Park" . We spent the first day touring the giant Sequoia Trees! Trunks with diameters of 10 to 12 feet were common...
    AnIrishwarrior AnIrishwarrior 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2011

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    My Escape

      When my hectic urban life gets to be too much for me I like to escape to nature. The slow pace of a meandering stream is far superior to the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle, and the songs of the birds more welcome than the noise pollution of the highway. In nature I...
    running52 running52 22-25 May 26, 2008

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    Discovery Of Something New

    I recently got a book, 'Encyclopedia of Animals' and it is fantastic. Ive learned so much and was shocked to learn how the axolotl was born. It is a mole salamander which has not finished the change from the young and so stays in this premature state. It can even become...
    Airion Airion 18-21, M 1 Response May 13, 2010

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    I Love Nature

    i live in gresham on the out skirts of portland and dont have a car so when i hear the call of the wild im lucky to live right across the street from at least 20 acers of forest land with streams and creeks i love to go there and escape the city, clear my mind.
    shadowhuntersoforegon shadowhuntersoforegon 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2012

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    Coming Home

    Was living in a big city and not very happy. Things just weren't going my way. I know now, I just hadn't found my place yet.  By place I mean where one belongs, a location in the world that makes your spirit soar, makes you feel light, alive and joyful. I worked with a...
    RUHappy RUHappy 56-60, M 3 Responses Sep 29, 2007

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    Escaping the City

    Living in the city gets kinda tiring sometimes. the hustle and the bustle of the modern wave makes me feel tired and worn out. Right now i would love to escape it all even for just a while and go to the great outdoors and relax. take in the fresh air... fresh air that doesn't...
    krystlelane krystlelane 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2008

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    I Spend Almost All My Time ...

    I spend almost all my time outside on the reservation. MAinly I spend time at the locks, the marina or the waterfalls,but sometimes its fun to go to the forrest too. I love taking nature photography
    turtlemusic28 turtlemusic28 26-30, F Mar 29, 2008

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    Bungee jumping! on my list.

    skydiving. mountain bike? nahh to tired. but cycle no problem. :) camping! Would love to learn how to swim. cave diving! more and more! water rafting! cool... but have to learn swimming first.
    ijustdontlikehumanbehaviour ijustdontlikehumanbehaviour 18-21, F Jan 8

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    Loves Hiking, Loves to Camp

    Just thought I'd write the banner as if writing an ad - for the fun of it.  Nature is truly It's own advertisement.  Once a friend wanted me to move into Manhattan, saying he could see me living in a chic apartment uptown, going to the theater.  It's true the city...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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    Beauty All Around

    This morning, as I was outside for an hour-long walk/jog/run, I saw a number of things that I saw as natural beauty. There were some Morning Glory flowers on a vine that had the most striking shade of dark blue, almost purple and they stood out in contrast to the weeds and...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 3, 2012

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    I Love

    i love nature and the great outdoors . it is now spring .and i would love to go hiking or exploring , canoeing or kayaking . something outdoorsy.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 28, 2010

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    Othing Better

    I like this waterfall pick by the way..   Nothing is better. To be at peice with nature. listening to the wild and whats happening. going camping and getting away from the husle and busle of the city. Just in that moment ya know?
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M Sep 16, 2008

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    Sounds and Smells

    I love feeling the ground beneath my feet, listening to the birds, breathing fresh air, being in/on/around water. went on a canoeing trip in the norwegian fjords this summer with my husband and it was awesome. recommend it to anyone who wants to get away from it all and just...
    furryblackbear furryblackbear 31-35, F Sep 25, 2008

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    The Great Wide Open...

    I'm an avid hiker, always have been since I was a kid. My grandfather was the greatest man who ever lived in my book. He knew everything there was to know about anything! I mean that literally! He could point at any tree or plant and tell you about its origins and how it got to...
    Klayden Klayden 31-35, M Nov 27, 2013

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    Now I Work In the Yard

    I used to sleep in the mountains wrapped up in a blanket.  Those days are gone.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 9 Responses May 11, 2008

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    My life has always been about being outside

    as much as possible. Even in my business career, I was always happier when outside. Now I still walk and love the countryside and animals, and being retired one can appreciate the ways of the world and the beast which are on it. (NOT HUMANS THOUGH)
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M Sep 18

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    Peace

    I just simply feel at peace when enjoying nature and the great outdoors! 
    looneylulu looneylulu 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2009

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    When you observe nature,

    the outdoors everything you can think of that is sound, quiet and relaxed you obtain a side unknown to many but is a sign of dominants, due to such understanding.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Jul 30

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    Waterfalls

    I've spent the last two days exploring waterfalls in the fingerlakes region of New York.  Yesterday one of our hikes took us along a gorge that had some of the most beautiful falls.  The nicest part of this hike is that you continue to see more falls as you walk...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 14, 2010

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    The lone goose So I had a goose staying on my

    property for about a week. Each time I saw it I got more curious about it. Turns out it was injured (I believe shot in the wing but I can't be sure, I am not a vet) and I'm sure it was waiting on death. It cannot fly, and all the geese have left for the winter. I decided one day...
    st4rshine st4rshine 26-30, F Nov 17

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    Wisdom Repost

                        This is a repost from One Man Can    http://onemancan.ca/     All credit to Lee Down...
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F Mar 28, 2013

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    Fishing Isnt About the Fish

    it is about the scenery.  Communing with the land, sky, and water.  People say I shouldn't eat a poor defenseless animal, but I believe it is better to eat fresh than raised on farms in overcrowded ponds never knowing the life of the open water.  Do you...
    renee762001 renee762001 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2008

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    I Am In Meadow Pause Paws...LOL!

    Going down to the meadow Going to have some fun Going to the meadow You are going to be the one! Take my hand in your hand Loving is what I sought We're going to roll in the meadow I am going to love you a lot! Grass and petals in my hair Green stains upon our skin Are you cu...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I use to think living out in the middle of nowhere i.e deep into the woods, a far out farm in the middle of nowhere would be sooooooo boring. But now I crave it! Just to be alone...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    As a teen, I loved being naked whenever the situation allowed me to be; especially in the outdoors. I can still only describe it as a momentary spiritual experience: the reality of...
    JQuest75 JQuest75 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    Too truly enjoy the beauty of nature there is no better way than to take your clothes off. The sun and wind seems to penetrate each inch of you.
    willylover1 willylover1 61-65, M 6 days ago

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    The experience of nature is very hard to put into words. Indeed, putting it into words is to turn it into a cerebral experience, like it has something to do with conscious thought...
    Uncleleo Uncleleo 56-60, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love everything about nature. Its a beautiful well oiled machine that's always full of suprises. And just when you think you've seen it all, BAM! nature hits with something so...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I love being at one with nature.. I've walked through woods when I was younger without clothes . I really got a sense of being part of nature. Without the trappings of civilisation...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I wish that I could just leave. Run away and rough it. Just disappear into the wilderness and whether I survive or not won't matter. Nature is beautiful. There are no lies in...
    Eve92 Eve92 18-21, F 4 Responses