My World Tuesday: Tierney Preserve

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A colleague who also hikes asked me if there were any views when I told her about her about the Brian Tierney Preserve in Roxbury, Connecticut. Views. I had to think. "There are no vistas, no wide open spaces, but there are views," I said. Really, that's half of what hiking is to me: what I see. The other half is the breathing. Unlike visiting museums and historical sites, hiking makes me aware that I am a part of what is rather than an observer of what was. Moving the dancing light and shadows of a place like the Tierney Preserve, you dance, too, even as you climb.

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  1. It's necessary to learn to really 'see' that which is close before seeking distant vistas:-)

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  2. Beautiful part of your world, Sandy, and your words are perfect as always -- perfect and so true! Have a lovely week! And dance some each day!

    Sylvia

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  3. That first photo makes it look like you were inside a cave looking out. It made me feel cool. The shade is what makes a hike pleasurable during summer.

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  4. A truly wonderful series and the third picture is very suggestive!
    :-)

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  5. fascinating showers

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  6. make that fascinating shadows...

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  7. Poetic and beautiful post about the preserve.

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  8. Anonymous5:00 PM

    you sure said what i feel about hiking/walking. thanks.

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  9. Your words are so true, Sandy! I loved the movement, shadows, and patterns of this hike.

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  10. A most thought out post with beauty within your shots Sandy.

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  11. It is a beautiful experience indeed!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  12. We can miss much by looking too far ahead... those twigs and branches and shadows that get in the way can actually frame a wonderland.

    word verification is joyu

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  13. great series of pictures and wonderful thoughts to match.

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  14. That's a great answer to give your colleague. And you've got a fine eye for capturing those views - this post could serve as a study of light patterns.

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  15. You have got beautiful views here of the place.

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  16. You're right -- it does have views. I like your definition of what hiking really consists of.

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  17. Great pics.
    I agree with you on hiking.

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  18. Sandy: Those are neat views at the park, quite the neat walk.

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  19. And they're all such awesome captures! Believe me. As to how you described the hike supplemented by these photos, I can tell you appreciate the outdoor. So rich in their own story.

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  20. Beautiful photos

    Enjoy your week,

    Bram

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  21. Beautiful shots, very serene. love the first and third one especially. Lovely.

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  22. It's very lovely there even if there are no vistas. Sometimes a place like this makes me more aware of the macro world, which is also extremely interesting.

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  23. Such a nice place to hike! Looks like you got into some really deep forest ! Hope you have a nice day!

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  24. Very suggestive pictures! Beautiful light and shadow effects.

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  25. agreed.
    It's like looking for treasure , walking among possibility.

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  26. Yes! the same reasons I like hiking! Are you in a cave in that first shot? Either way it's really cool, I feel so small!

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  27. Sandy, well said! I will have to visit this place after I move back to the east coast!

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  28. Such a beautiful truth.

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  29. Beautiful, Sandy. And oh so true. Getting out there makes us feel so connected.

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