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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Our World Tuesday: a mixture

After a mother's day brunch on Sunday Bill and I went to Lassiter Mill Park.
There used to be a working mill here but for some time now it has been a park and residential area.
It's nice hearing the water rushing fast over the falls.
This park is near where I live but since there are so many parks near me I haven't been to this one recently.
I am lucky to live in an area with an abundance of parks.
I caught a bluebird bathing on my deck a few days ago.
The cardinals are frequent visitors to my deck.
The rufous-sided towhee was feasting in my mullberry tree.
I took the rest of the shots at the Optimist Park trail this week.
The trail that starts at the Optimist Park goes through a wooded area until it hits the street.
Across the street from where this trail ends the trail leading to Shelley Lake and another park begins.
I live in walking distance of the Optimist Park and tend to walk there and at Shelley Lake the most. There are trails starting at the Shelley Dam that go all the way to the Lassiter Mill Falls in the first shots, although you have to cross a street to the next trail. The total greenway trail system in my city has 68.5 miles of trails. I think the first time I wrote about this system years ago it was more like 27 miles or so. To walk from the optimist trail and end at the Lassiter Falls would be about 8 miles although driving on the streets would only be about 3 miles. Since the trails tend to wander along creeks they are circuitous.
The next shot of the fence around the baseball diamond is for perspective on the last two shots.
I spotted the American Robin at the top part of the baseball fence.
There were also a lot of tennis balls wedged into the fence for reasons which elude me.
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Penelope Notes said...

I love the sound of a rushing waterfall, too. It is heartening to find parks are appreciated and maintained near city life. The little blue bird looks cute but also serious with its wet feathers. :)

Ruby Manchanda said...

This is a lush green post.

Cezar and Léia said...

you have clever eyes!
Your pictures are wonderful, I like so much that first one, it's adorable with the critters!
Have a nice week,

Sallie ( said...

You ARE lucky to have all those parks nearby -- and we are lucky to get to see your pictures. Love the birds, especially the bluebird -- I couldn't believe I finally saw one here the other day!

I like the millrace in the park you visited yesterday -- glad they turned it into a park area.

Randi said...

Terrific shots as always, Carver! I LOVE your bird shots!

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful, lush green and I love the water!! And, of course, the birds are so delightful! What terrific captures you got, Carver, and what a lovely look at your world! Have a great week!


Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots from the park. The birds look great.

Unknown said...

What a great week you had!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

EG CameraGirl said...

It always surprises me that birds don't get swept over a dam with the water rushing by like that!

CameraCruise said...

Great series of beautiful shots!
Love to see all the birds, especially the bluebird.
Thanks for sharing.

Gillian Olson said...

Great series of pictures Carver, I always love the birds bathing.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a nice park for a walk and to listen to the waterfalls. Great capture of the birds, especially the bluebird bathing. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

Al said...

Lovely shots - I can see where the mill wheel would have stood. I couldn't imagine living far from parkland.

Indrani said...

Lucky you to live near such parks. Fantastic pictures.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos from park

wonderful capture esp birds

thanks for sharing

LadyFi said...

That park looks charming - and I adore that cardinal! Such a sweet critter.

Arija said...

What a lovely mill-pond! Great birds too Carver.

Black Jack's Carol said...

The park is lovely, but the bluebird.. oh my! I am still waiting to see my first one, and have to admit to being a tiny bit envious :)

B i r g i t t a said...

The birds look very exotic to me :)
Great water pictures Carver!

Joyful said...

I would enjoy a day at the mill listening to rushing water. The birds are cute in the water too.


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