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Visitors flock to Minoh from nearby Osaka to hike in its famous park, with its picture-postcard Japanese bridge in a wooded glade below a waterfall.
The gorge unfurled through tunnels of forest and dog rose, opening onto russet glades of wildflowers throbbing with bees.
Gauzy American landscapes — a red-rock desert, a rainbowed glade — are threaded with a dashed red line that tracks the snails’ progress.
Ranging across most of continental North America, this species prefers dry to medium moist soils and naturally occurs in prairies, glades, old fields, and roadsides.
From the main entrance near Broad and Noble Streets, the trail switchbacks past urban glades, clusters of benches, reimagined steel catenaries, and a public art sculpture that resembles (much too literally) a telephone pole.
Tucked into a high valley 20 minutes from Banff, Sunshine is vast and open, more like the Alps than Canada, with long on- and off-piste runs above tree line spanning three separate peaks, including double-black glades on Goat’s Eye Mountain.
The Leaf is quick off the line, stable in corners (the low-slung batteries) and quiet, humming like the proverbial bee-loud glade.
There are steep glades, cliffs to drop and a myriad of easier terrain for skiers of all stripes.
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Did You Know?
We know that glade has been with us since at least the early 1500s, though the word's origins remain a bit of a mystery. Glade, which originally was often used not just to indicate a clearing in the woods but one which was also filled with sunlight, may come from the adjective glad. In Middle English, glad also meant "shining," a meaning that goes back to the word's Old English ancestor, glæd. Glæd is akin to Old High German glat ("shining, smooth") and Old Norse glathr ("sunny"). It may also be a relative of Old English geolu, the ancestor of the modern English word yellow.
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: a grassy open space in a forest
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