Connect with Nature

5 May 2017
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Trees R Us

Trees, both on-site and off-site, are a big part of any experience at Sunrise Springs. My previous blog, Tree Human Connection, looked at on-site trees, particularly the Rio Grande cottonwoods that grace the pond area. Through the excellent off-site hiking program offered by Sunrise, our guests can also receive an introduction to many of the…

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5 May 2017
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Tree-Human Connection

In the past few years a science of sorts has been emerging that tracks the subtle yet profound associations and connections that exist between trees and humans. With National Arbor Day’s celebration of trees (the last Friday every April), it seems like a good time to look at the role trees play at Sunrise Springs, both…

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5 May 2017
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Far Reaching Forests

  Growing up in the forests of upstate New York, I was in awe of the graceful lines of the birch trees in winter, the heavy limbs of sprawling gnarled oaks reaching up toward the sky and the overladen apple trees in the orchard near my home. I spent many days drawing, writing and dreaming…

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22 Apr 2017
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Earth Day

It’s Earth Day! The one day each year where we all stop to take stock of the environment surrounding us. From the plants and animals to the air and soil, we slow down to appreciate the life sustaining forces on the planet. When you turn on the news, it can be easy to get the…

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1 Apr 2017
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Notes From the Road: (Not the Last) Ditch Efforts

Connections to Community In recounting my connections to Sunrise Springs, I forgot one, New Mexico Algae, a business my three partners (all La Cienega residents) and I started over four years ago.  When we first began organizing the business, we held business lunch meetings at Sunrise Springs on an almost weekly basis. Our business continues…

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21 Mar 2017
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Spring Equinox: New Beginnings

The first day of Spring is here and with it all the possibilities of a fruitful growing season! Now is the time to dust off your gardening books, pull out your seed catalogs and deep dive into garden planning. Seeds are the perfect metaphor for spring. Every seed holds within it the potential of a…

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15 Mar 2017
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Notes From the Road: A Rich History

The Peopling of the La Cienega Area A few weeks ago, Sunrise hosted a presentation of local history by Mike Taylor, Lolly Martin, and Marcos Rosacker who discussed the history of the area from several perspectives.  Mike, Lolly and Marcus are friends who share a passion for the history and traditions of the La Cienega…

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6 Mar 2017
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Hiking, Owlets and More!

Last April I was honored to be selected as the first, and currently, only guide in Sunrise Spring’s walks and hiking program. Eventually I expect we will have multiple guides but I was brought on board to get the program up and going. You can read more about my background in outdoor sports and activities…

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