This post is a little off-topic, but not far off. I’m obsessed with the new show, “North America” on Discovery. The reason this post isn’t entirely irrelevant to HeidiTown is because the show has shot scenes in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. Plus, HeidiTown is actually located in North America.
If you haven’t watched “North America,” it is a seven-part series that started in May. The series comes to an end this Sunday, but I have no doubt that it will be in reruns on the Discovery Channel for a long time, plus, it is already available for purchase on DVD. It is also available On Demand.
I’ve loved nature shows since I was a child. In fact, for years, I wanted to be a marine biologist. One of my heroes as a child was a female marine biologist who worked at an interpretive center in the area where I grew in the Pacific Northwest.
I am deeply in love with nature and wildlife, and the natural world has always filled me with a deep sense of awe. It’s a type of awe that nothing else can inspire. I can honestly say that watching a baby robin taking refuge in our aspen tree or watching a bear dive for salmon on “North America” brings me a type of joy greater than anything else.
There have been a few standout nature shows over the years, including “Planet Earth” in 2006, and “The Life of Birds” with David Attenborough. However, “North America” may have taken its place at the top of my list.
There are several reasons why I love this show so much, but the main reason is that it concentrates on the continent of North America. I’ve noticed, especially lately, that people tend to ignore the amazing stuff that is right around them. They think they need to travel far, far away to really see something magnificent, but this is a misnomer.
There are remarkable things to discover right here in North American and right here in Colorado. This is what I try to get across to my blog readers and followers in social media. You don’t have to get on a plane to see things that will stimulate your curiosity. Just open your eyes! Every day I look around Colorado and I feel so tremendously lucky to live here. The sky, the soaring hawks, the mountains… if people would just open their eyes a little wider, put down their mobile phones and watch the scenery go by… they would realize that they live in a truly remarkable place.
The following is one of my favorite clips from “North America” on Discovery: