I haven’t travel due to ice and snow on the ground. May art and craft projects remain incomplete because it is to cold to varnish them. Since I taken a lot of pictures, go check out my flower blog. Up Close to Flowers
Some of these photos were taken at Home Depot, outside of grocery stores, or anywhere where the flowers caught my attention.
Here are a few pictures of Fall. Leaves are turning. Branches are becoming bare. There a cool, blistering breeze in the air. The kind that can blow you down and there is not enough clothing that you can put on the protect you from the cold wind.
The Gathering Place is a 100 acres park on the banks of the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It’s a park that anyone, of any age, can find something to do. Every thing, except food and drinks, are free in the park.
Just a couple days before the first freeze the temperature was in the 80s. When it snowed a couple of inches and the temperature dropped to 23 degrees over night, the trees goes “Yipes! We are suppose to be hibernating for the winter.” So, the leaves on the trees start turning colors and dropping to the ground quickly. Yes, Fall is here!
My favorite location to walk in Grand Island, Nebraska is Hall County Park. Why? The trees! It has trees, big trees, lots of trees. The path around the park is about a mile, and there are two other trails: one around the Stuhr Museum property, and a second trail that takes you to the Walmart.
All trails are very peaceful. If you feel adventurous, you can take one of the many trails into the woods. If you need a rest, there are plenty of swings and picnic tables. The restrooms in Hall County Park are some of the cleanest public facilities I have seen. Yes, they are ranked right up there with Chick-fil-a for cleanliness.
A word of caution. Watch out for motor vehicles, bicyclists, and wild turkeys.
My favorite place to walk in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the Cohn Arboretum. There are walking paths, trees and more trees, bamboo, a pond, grapevines, and lots of flowers. It is usually not busy, except when the workers are there. It is well maintained and peaceful. It is also on the way to the my No. 3 spot, so I usually catch both on the same day.
This is Baton Rouge, so remember wherever you go; your bug spray and water. However, pests have never seemed to be a problem here.
My second favorite place to go walking in Grand Island, NE is along the John Brownwell Trail. It is best if you start the walk at Sucks Lake and go right. Just go right. If you walk around the lake, the ducks and geese will get out of the way. However, their droppings do not move. It is best just to head towards the Cemetery; again go right.
I rarely walk to the cemetery, instead I select the path to College Park. About 1.5 miles along the trail Sothmann Park will be just off the path. There you will encounter more geese and their droppings. You will also get to see one of the best trees in Grand Island.
If you choose to walk the 4 miles to Hall County Park, you will pass the Stuhr Museum and will see more trees. There is one problem with walking the 4 miles to Hall County Park; you will need to walk the 4 miles back to Suck Lake.
My second favor place to walk in Baton Rouge is the Highland Road Park. It is located south of downtown, south of LSU, south of the Mall, but north of the Ascension Parish line. The 2/3 mile walking trail is located on a hill. Yes! This area of Baton Rouge has hills.
But, don’t stay on the concrete walking path. Go for an adventure. Take the paths the cross country athletes use for training, or walk the area the disc golfer use. It will take you into the trees, over bridges, to the tennis courts and splash pad. Beware, their are two dangers here: one rolling down a hill; and two to getting your shoes wet with dew if you are out early morning.