An Afternoon in the Park

wooden gatered leavesmountain mahoganybee on flowershorseshoe sculptureDuring this last part of summer we quite easily slipped into the habit of packing up a picnic every Saturday and heading out to a park or lake. It has been wonderful to get out and see some beautiful scenery. The children enjoy running around breathing in the fresh air, and seeing a bunch of different plants and animals along the way. Lately I have been trying to be more observant of the nature around us and have been quite surprised at what I can see when I just keep my eyes open. This afternoon out brought plenty of bees, butterflies, rabbits, a deer, beautiful old wooden gates and a sculpture made entirely out of horseshoes. I’m loving that this has become a bit of a routine and will be sad to come to the point where the weather prevents us from going out quite so much. I do look forward to walks and picnics as the autumn continues, as the trees are now starting to change. I love the fall colours and the nip in the air.

nature • Thursday, September 24th, 2009 • 6 Comments »
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6 Responses to “An Afternoon in the Park”

  1. I want to be there rather then sick in bed!!!

  2. Jennifer says:

    So sorry you aren’t feeling well, hope you recover quickly.

  3. Sandie says:

    Ooh coincidentally I just posted about my encounter with nature this afternoon too.

    I love the photo of the gate.

  4. gardenmama says:

    what a beautiful and interesting branch in the third photo!
    it sounds like you have a lovely routine of picnics outdoors, i too will certainly miss the energy that comes with the warmer weather. beautiful sentiments on nature and noticing!

  5. Marly says:

    These are great pics and a great reminder to pay attention to nature. I love doing that too – birds, bees, and particularly spiders. Catching a glimpse of one of them building a web is always a favorite treat!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Gardenmama, I hadn’t seen a tree like that one before Saturday, it is a Mountain Mahogany, I just love the name. It was in the xeriscape garden at the park and uses less water than a lot of plants so it is definitely on my possible tree planting list.
    Marly, thanks for stopping by, I just love looking at spider webs, they are beautiful especially when there is dew on them.
    Sandie, thanks for popping over as well. I loved the gate, it was so rough and sturdy, yet beautiful.

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