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HOW TO EXPLORE – MARCH BLOG CIRCLE

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Outdoor Mural in Atlanta

 

This is part of a blogging circle consisting of women around the globe blogging today with the common theme of “how to”.

“In any field, find the strangest thing and then explore it.”
― John Archibald Wheeler

It was a perfect day to explore.  When I took a walk in a different neighborhood, below is what I found.

Mural Art in Atlanta

Mural Art in Atlanta

Free Library in Atlanta

Free Library in Atlanta

 

Kirkwood Mural

Kirkwood Mural

I have driven by this mural hundreds of times.  I had never gotten out of my car and really looked at it.  Called Native Waters, this mural is 343 feet long.  The left side of the river shows rivers flowing to the Gulf of Mexico (the Chattahoochee, Flint and Apalachicola). On the right are the rivers flowing from Atlanta to the Atlantic Ocean (the Oconee, Ocmulgee and Altamaha).  The center of the mural represents the communities of Lake Claire, Candler Park, Edgewood and Kirkwood, the nearby communities on the Eastern Subcontinental Divide (which runs east and west)- which is the site of the mural.

I never would have known this had I not gotten out of my car and walked under a railroad trestle.

This rabbit is found repeatedly in Atlanta on railroad trestles

This rabbit is found repeatedly in Atlanta on railroad trestles

Living Walls, Atlanta Georgia

Living Walls, Atlanta Georgia

 

 

Close up of mural in Atlanta

Close up of mural in Atlanta

Close up of Atlanta mural

Close up of Atlanta mural

What did I learn?  There is so much to see and so much to experience so close to home! And, don’t laugh, but it is important to keep a camera with you to record anything you might find when you either choose to travel a different route or choose to get out and walk in a different neighborhood.

What is close to you that you have been wanting to explore?

This is part of a blog circle, so click here to read my friend Amy Riddle’s blog about her time to blossom! (more…)