The long summer days were fading further away towards the end but were naturally gorgeous. The temperature was crazy rises hundreds for a week and cools down little in a while, taking us to and fro in a natural helm. The school and Carbondale looked utterly deserted. We made the way towards little grand canyon. The hiking in little grand canyon near Murphysboro is one the nearest place where you can hike in Carbondale. Although Its been couple of times but hiking has been passion and a fashion, the ease outdoors that cost null but excitement and few Nat bites.The trees looks warm and soft, gentle and calm. The brink of physiological change induces the environment in the realm of natural perfection with minimum faunas diversities.
|Grassy Lake, IL , 2012|
I got lost in nature for a while every-time when running near campus lake and evergreen terrace park, the environment endlessly takes us to the realm of natural fantasy. I became more indulged with nature and get amazed each time seeing the beautiful terrain and landscape mesmerizing the mind for perennial utopia. The summer barbecue and momo’s (dumpling) were a part of life as we were sandwiched between the eastern and western culture. The gardening in the pleasant hill road was not only a fun but was a place to know much more about farming of larger community from all around the world and triggers to know about the fertile soil and agricultural industry and organic farming.
Berry Picking in the farms of southern Illinois was another wonderful experience. Traveling along the way of different wineries and vineyards gives the glimpse of exotic adventure you can feel down in mid west.The modernized and scientific agricultural system and berry picking was so phenomenal that fresh berries from farm was sticked in the tongue forever. As the wine testing begins and bartender starts to explains the bits and bytes of wine, I get indulged with soda with cautiously listening to the metaphor of wineries. As the miles picks up ball seamlessly in one of those wineries west of Carbondale, we felt the passion of miles and natural beauty of the place was simply the analogy of each other. Earlier days eating the pies and German-menu restaurant at Alto Pass and traveling along the Bald Knob Cross - the symbol of peace with its aesthetic beauty sparks the imperialism of Christianity.
Watching the movie Dictator ,That’s my boy, The dark knight rises, Hangover part II, Ted , were great experience in a quiet theater in University mall. Then there was series of summer concert where you can dance, dance and dance , something that you can enjoy free in Carbondale and drink a beer, be a part of the huge crowds in this University town.
Football and Volleyball mania were helping us for the physical and made the sporty summer. Then three days in Kentucky trip was awesome, where we had great barbecue ,roam around the beaches of land between the lakes. The other week Grassy lake boating was fantastic beside the hook get stucked down deep in the big log that was eventually pulled out. It was so much fun when jumping in the middle of the lake! in the cool and warm fresh water.
Traveling all the way to Southern Kansas and Omaha was a great experience. The South-en Kansas looks amazingly dry and deserted with less floras and faunas scared me of the rural America. Omaha was pretty nice city with decent size and looks green and amazing with little ups and down of terrain. Zoo in Omaha was fantastic where we can see the collections from all over the world , more specifically, the aquarium was gorgeous. However, i felt more pity towards most animal who are confined in a small geographic space, leaving way there lee-way. I am comprehending whether man could have saved the dinosaurs from the extinctions if we had museum or It’s simply the human encroachment and imperialism. I will think twice about visiting to zoo next time as it really hurt me from inside.
Then other day we met a troubled woman in a bar when discussing the philosophy of our life, and again meeting her co-incidentally in front of ice-cream parlor was amazing experience.
Rock climbing in recreation center was fun and memorable experience. The skillful way of doing things and learning about fundamental skills were important rather than accomplishing a short goal of climbing that we accomplished in no-time. The lecture of Agents by Dr. Henry, the best lecture in my life was simply the abstraction of philosophy, technology, and nature. It literally proved the natural systems are the best system to portray any human achievements. The modeling of agents and his articulation compels to comprehend forever. The meeting at SSA after ages was refreshing and motivating with peoples sharing the box of same belief and ideology.The friday night as usual , Cali’s was restructured ,and the Carbondale is wild and crazy again.
Dr. Schoof’s potluck program where Dr. Lant’s Fishery101 lecture was an art and craft of fishing, something i never understand why people are so fond of it but motivated me for the quest of digging it deep down. Finally, the fall has already started, the presidential campaign has gain momentum like hurricanes Isaac, Leslie etc. and would continue to have more impacts on national and international level.