A Walk Around the Park

This is a bit of a different sort of post for me. I usually show you my garden, but today it’s covered in snow and tho it’s beautiful I thought I’d do something about the neighborhood instead. We went for a walk early this morning in the new snow and seeing the kids at the park made want to do a bit of a photo essay on the joy and excitement I saw there.

So I went back home and got my camera and Louie and I walked back around the whole park and I shot photos of it from various angles as we went along to give a sense of perambulating the park and seeing it from many perspectives. I started at the corner nearest our house, just a coupled 0f blocks away, and went from there in a clockwise arrangement and took pictures.

There’s lots of  kids in this neighborhood and it seemed like they were all out there playing in the snow today. It’s so rare that we get enough to do this that everyone was taking advantage of it. I know that for many of you this seems silly. But for us it’s a big deal and we make the most of it when we get it. It’ll be gone in a day or less according to the weather reports, so we have to enjoy it now.

I’ll let the pictures tell their own story here. There’s not much to say except this park has only been here for 30 some years but some of the trees are quite big and make a nice forest at one end. It’s The neighborhood park for the immediate area and takes up a full block with its beauty. We’re lucky to live so close to it and be able to walk thru it regularly. What a gift, eh? 😉

Enjoying the snow,

Steve

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  1. I don’t think that is silly to take pictures of a lovely park near your home:-) It is wonderful to see families with children out and playing in the park. I was wondering as I took a tour, were you the designer? It has such lovely curves in the paths that are echoed in your lovely garden:-) You live in a beautiful commuity!

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    • Oh, I only meant it might seem silly to get so excited about a few inches of snow when so many of you are buried in it. I love seeing the kids at play and the families and dogs all gathered in the park. No I didn’t design it but I’d love to do so, tho I suspect I never will get a chance to design a real park. So it’s nice we have this one so close to enjoy. We’re lucky to live here. It’s a real neighborhood and we know all sorts of people. It’s very cool… 😉 Thanks for visiting!
      peace,
      Steve

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  2. Steve, what a nice park! Looks beautiful with the snow….the evergreens tipped with snow and I like the snowman, too! The pic with the contorted tree ….wonder why the tree grew that way? It’s neat, almost like a sculpture. Agree, it’s nice to see people out enjoying the park. You’re lucky to live so close….you’ll have to show us the park in Spring!

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    • It is a nice park I agree. We try to walk around it, and more, every few days, just for the exercise and to be there. Always dogs and kids, tho sometimes it’s peaceful and quiet. It’s great to have it so close to us.
      Thanks for visiting Annie,
      Steve

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  3. Thank you, Steve, for that walk around the park! I needed that today 🙂

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  4. Lovely park! It’s nice to see the family’s. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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