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Monday, September 21, 2009

That's My World Tuesday: Lake Johnson Park

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Lake Johnson Park consists of a 150+ acre lake and 300+ acres of land surrounding the lake. It is one of many parks with lakes in the triangle area of North Carolina where I live.

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Bill and I went there for a walk a few weekends ago and although everything was still very green, some early signs of fall color were starting to pop up in the leaves.

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The waterfront program center offers a variety of classes and a large deck for hanging out and looking at the lake. I like the lighting fixtures on the deck and thought perhaps the way they are angled down keeps them from interfering with the look of the lake at night.

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When we walked across the bridge, there was a man walking with the largest bass I've ever seen. It really was enormous but I was to shy to ask if I could take a picture of it. I guess that's a case of the fish photograph that got away.

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I'm not too shy to photograph the geese. That's a lot more my style. It amused me that there were so many geese hanging out at the picnic table area. I guess they were hoping for some leftovers or maybe it was a geese convention.

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24 comments:

Jan said...

What a lovely park and your photos are outstanding. BTW, I think it was a geese convention.

Mojo said...

Do they still do the Lakeside Jazz series there during the summer? I haven't been in a while, but I used to love going for that. Nice shooting!

Sylvia K said...

A marvelous park! Wonderful shots! Feel like I've been there! Have to agree with Jan, looks like a goose convention!

Have a great week, Carver!

Sylvia

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: What a neat lake, great photos. I bet the fishing is great there.

imac said...

Looks a wonderful park Caver.
Thanks for your visit and comments on our water headers.

Cheffie-Mom said...

What a wonderful park! Love the leaves!

JOE TODD said...

Looks like a great place to spend some time. (That wasn't a fish story was it?)

foto CHIP said...

Wonderful! Must be pleasant to walk here and easy to enjoy every minute :)

Dirkjogt said...

This park is free for everyone to walk? Would spend many time there. Nice pictures, like the B&W fountain also.

SandyCarlson said...

I love these shots. You have quite an eye.

ewok1993 said...

the geese i think have a hankering for some french fries. i know it's not right, but sometimes i feed the birds that come begging some fries and they seem to really really enjoy it.

have a wonderful week.

Ayie said...

Too bad you didn't get to photograph the large bass...it would've nice to see it here too.

Starnitesky said...

That is a lovely park to visit, I too like the shapes of the lamps.

Thanks for sharing, enjoy your week.

susieofarabia said...

Looks like a wonderful lake and park. And I love the geese convention!

eileeninmd said...

It is a lovely park and I love the geese and ducks. Looks like a great place for a walk too, thanks for sharing.

Wren said...

You weren't kidding about the geese convention ... wow! Looks like a lovely spot for people and for birds.

Gaelyn said...

Nice to have parks in the area. Looks like a duck-goose reunion.

SabineM said...

what a lovely spot, Carver! :)

magiceye said...

thank you for the lovely tour of the park!

Regina said...

Beautiful park! Thanks for sharing.

Mar said...

Beautiful park and shots, Carver. Loved seeing the geese!

Wolynski said...

That is a huge number of geese - you think they're getting ready to fly south or did they fly here from the north? Serene spot and lovely photos.

Sandi McBride said...

What a lovely Tuesday World you have...and the geese are just fantastic!
Sandi

Happily Retired Gal said...

What a lovely spot and wonderful post. Thanks for sharing your experiences there with us. Love the geese and the 'designer bug' in Wednesday's post too!
Hugs and blessings,

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