"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life" John Muir
"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin" John Muir
Each place we have moved to we have always started to look for parks nearby that we can enjoy as a family. I am always at peace when I am out in nature. This past weekend we found a park not far from us and it has ball fields, walking trails and playgrounds. We were happy to find it and get a chance to take a nice long walk after some chilly winter days of being cooped up inside. Along our journey on one of the paths Jerry stopped to take a picture of this tree stump he said was shaped like a heart. :-) Notice the shorts in January? ;-)
The walking trail surrounds a nice little pond on the property. Secluded little walk even in the winter time.
Ducks and geese were out enjoying the day and were quite friendly so I have a feeling they get fed pretty often! ;-) It's not good to feed them people food.... so unless we bring feed I explain to the girls why it's not good for their bodies. Plus how dependent they become on this food and being fed regularly.
These two have been to many parks through out their lives and I am so glad they have been able to experience so much and to explore the world around them.
They have two really nice playgrounds there and Kathleen jumped right in making fast friends and playing tag with the other children. Hayley brought her sketchbook with her and went up to sit and sketch not far from the playground area. Jerry and I were able to just sit and talk and enjoy each other's company. We all enjoyed the day.
A close up of the heart tree stump Jerry found :-)
I bet there are fairies living in there! Can't wait to set up some fairy houses for this Spring too!! ;-)
There are even really nice picnic areas spread out throughout the park. I have a feeling we will be here pretty frequently, especially as the weather starts to warm up!
Love this guy.... 27 years together and celebrating 23 married in May :-) Time sure flies by, love the life we've built together.
Here is one of the cool pictures I've made from the #icon8 app. If you follow me on Instagram or my Facebook page (links in the sidebar) you may have seen a few already. There are a bunch of different options on it and you just save them to your camera roll on your phone. I love it!
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored" Earl Nightingale
Today is day 29 of the Whole 30, one more day to go!!! I will be writing my post tomorrow or Friday about the past 30 days and the results!!! Have a wonderful day!!!