Saturday, August 1, 2009

An Outdoorsy Carnival, August 2009




Welcome to the August 1, 2009 edition of an outdoorsy carnival.

Advice Column



Joe Tichio presents Greatest Inspirational Quotes Nature posted at Inspirational Quotes Blog, saying, "Inspirational quotes on nature and the outdoors."

Susan Johnston/Julie Salickram/Allan-Michael Brown/Megan Johnson/Chris Gesualdi presents Boston’s Best Outdoor Dining Options | The Blog @ Directory of Boston posted at The Blog @ Directory of Boston, saying, "Now that warm weather is returning to Boston, this is prime time for al fresco dining. Here's a list of 5 favorite Boston outdoor restaurants."

Gregory E. Rouse presents Lean-to Dubree Hut posted at Wilderness-Survival-Skills Blog, saying, "How to build wilderness survival shelters."

Smart Unemployment presents Hiking Lady Tip: Grab a pair of down booties posted at Hiking Lady.


Aquatic Life



Marina K. Villatoro presents Cahuita National Park posted at The Travel Expert(a), saying, "Hi, this is a great national park with beaches in Costa Rica."

Gregory E. Rouse presents Deception Pass - Sea Kayaking posted at Water Trails Blog, saying, "Deception Pass is one of Washington State is one of the most visited parks in the nation. But kayaking the waters of the Pass is truly an adventure. Not a beginner paddle, the pass offers opportunities to paddle in strong currents and develop an appreciation for tidal influence."


Green Thumb



Amir Marzouq presents Solio: A Portable Solar Powered Battery Charger | Guffly posted at Guffly.

diradmin presents Benefits of hydroponic gardening | Hydroponic Gardening Blog posted at Hydroponic Gardening Blog, saying, "Learn hydroponic gardening and grow your own garden in your home. Hydroponic gardening is growing without soil. It can be grown on the rooftop, inside your house or outdoor."

Gregory E. Rouse presents Organic Pest Control posted at Raised-Bed-Gardening Blog, saying, "Now for the main goal of this post, to point out the critters that you want in the garden, the ones that eat the pest, along with some ideas on how to invite them to watch over your garden."

Belle presents How to make Fried Zucchini - with pictures posted at Homesteaderbelle's Blog.

fourleafclovergoodluckcharms presents 4 Leaf Clover | Four Leaf cLover Good Luck Charms.com posted at Four Leaf cLover Good Luck Charms.com, saying, "The four leaf clover is a genetic rarity. It's nature's serendipity. Each four leaf clover has an uniquely visible finger "vein" print.No two are alike."

In the Woods



Smart Unemployment presents The answer to the recession? Geocaching! posted at Hiking Lady, saying, "Geocaching is a fun activity with friends or your kids! It's definitely a super low cost hobby perfect for the tough economy!"

One Family presents Camping at Turlock – A Trip Report posted at One Family's Blog, saying, "A camping trip report to Turlock, CA."

J.W. presents Camping posted at The Collective Picture, saying, "Camping photographs from the early 1900's."

Marjorie Morgan presents Disappearing Tarn posted at GO! Girls Outdoors, saying, "a beautiful little lake in Tasmania that only appears when it's really bucketed down with rain for a few weeks. I was lucky enough to find it!"

Gregory E. Rouse presents Beehive Lake posted at Wilderness-Trails Blog, saying, "Located in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, a land of dense forests, abundant wildlife, scenic mountains and giant cedars, is Upper Beehive Lake one of the highest lakes in Idaho at 6457ft in elevation."

Mudslide Mama presents Mama on the Move - Hawaii Hiking to Petroglyphs posted at Traveling Mamas, saying, "A short hike among historic hawaiian petroglyphs."

Ella Moss presents MY KINDER UNIVERSE « Zodiac Times posted at Zodiac Times, saying, "child-care summer-time blues"

Cliff Calderwood presents 9 New England Walking Trails to Exercise the Heart and Soul | The New England Online Magazine posted at The New England Online Magazine.

Alan presents Florida's Nature Coast posted at Orange Blossom Trails, saying, "A small post about Florida's Nature Coast and ways to see the wild in a wild part of Florida."

Open Air




Jessica Nagel presents Baby Jogger + Coronado = Euphoria posted at Sustainable Halo, saying, "Jessica writes about using her Baby Joggers on the island she now inhabits."

Candy Brun presents Create a Butterfly Garden | Candy's Garden Oasis posted at Candy Brun, saying, "Here is a post about creating a butterfly garden."

Lucynda Riley presents Mrs posted at Lucynda Riley.

Andy Hayes presents The Edinburgh Guide - Best Places in Edinburgh to Get a Tan posted at The Edinburgh Guide, saying, "Satire or truth? We've had a scorching hot summer here in Scotland, so why not get a tan while seeing some of the capital's best sights? Perfect timing for the Fringe Festival this August, the world's largest arts festival."

Gregory E. Rouse presents Donner Pass - Rock Climbing posted at Climbing Routes Blog, saying, "For a great rock climbing trip, the incredibly rocky and historic Donner Pass lies about 90 miles northeast of Sacramento, California. Yes, this is the famous Pass that the Donner Party met their demise in during the early days of the old west."

Wise Bread presents Close-to-Home Outdoor Adventure Basics posted at Wisebread.


Jason Coleman presents Choosing the Best Hot Tub Cover posted at Hot Tub Sale Online.

Shelley Munro presents Women on the Move! posted at Shelley Munro Blog, Author of Contemporary and Paranormal Romance.


Outdoor Olympians




Watch Me Eat presents Food at the Watermelon 5K posted at Watch Me Eat, saying, "Running in the Watermelon 5K race on July 4, 2009 in the beautiful city of Winter Park, FL."

Shannon ODonnell presents a little biking: sights and smells of the tuscan countryside posted at a little adrift: a rtw travelogue, saying, "A biking tour of the Tuscan countryside taking in the olive groves and vineyards."




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