The Niagara River Walk
Summer is long gone, but a walk along the river is beautiful anytime of the year. Just put on the boots, find a trail and see why nature is therapeutic. With so much of nature disappearing daily, so many open spaces in short supply, the hectic lives of the daily grind, is it any wonder we crave the solace nature provides?
As an architect, I always remember reading what Frank Lloyd Wright said, “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
And a quote from Anne Frank, who saw a world quite differently than most. “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
So no matter the weather, a walk amongst the beauty of the natural landscape is awe-inspiring.
Whether you see the color or if everything is in black and white, it still elicits wonderment. Some days the sky is so gray, you might think you are watching an old black and white movie.
You can see how misshapen the trees become from the constant ice and wind, yet there is an odd interest among the contorted branches. When the sun hits the ice, the branches sparkle. The ice falls with the warming rays.
This tree has excessive damage of broken limbs and bark, yet it too has an odd beauty.
This image is from earlier this year. Look in the background of the image, the white of the trees is amazing juxtaposed to the blue-green river. Really a winter wonderland.
Again, a very pretty scene with the Falls as a backdrop from last week, but a very treacherous spot for anything alive.
This is the same view, just zoomed out a bit.
This is an image from last year, but is it not a pretty place to take a walk?