A Walk in the Park
a stroll in the woods
camera at the ready
hunting for beauty
I had a nice walk at Lake Fayetteville, my favorite local park, on Sunday. It was nourishing to get out in the fresh air, feel the energy, and see signs of spring all around. In the last few days, the trees and grass are really bursting forth with color, leaves, buds, and green goodness. Enjoy!
You can see the grass starting to turn green and a hint of color on these trees. Next is this delightful wild flower that was growing along the trail. I believe it is Rue anemone; a delicate woodland perennial growing to 9 inches The blossom reminds me of a dogwood blossom, but this was a small plant growing on the ground. Next is a peek into the Ozark Botanical Gardens that is adjacent to Lake Fayetteville. Pictured is a grouping of bird feeders that was full of birds until I tried to take a photo! And behind the feeders is a shelter for butterflies. In the summer, it is full of hundreds of flowering plants with butterflies fluttering about and feeding. Quite magical to experience.
And finally, we have a mystery. I don’t know why this decaying tree has a white mass in the middle. It looks like a dinosaur hanging out in a red rock canyon. Or maybe I shouldn’t have ingested that mushroom? 😜