Thursday, May 9, 2013

A Sunny Day At The Riverwalk

Yesterday we had another glorious Spring day.  When we have days like this, I forget about all the dreadful weather we experienced earlier, right now it is just sun and warmth.  But I think a little of the cool and rain is returning for the weekend.  Boo Hoo...my granddaughter's college graduation is Saturday and Sunday is Mom's Day....a get ready, get set, plant, date.  That is the date I usually decide that it's OK to plant flowers, no more frosts, saying with finger's crossed.  But honestly I am not ready...I have hired a landscaper to install a flagstone patio under the tree in the front yard, since NOTHING will grow underneath the tree and he won't be completed with that until next week.  And....sob, I had the crab-apple tree removed this afternoon.  It took years to grow that tree and a matter of minutes to cut it down.  So, changes are a coming to my yard and flowers are not at the top of the list, yet.  

On my way home from our last Bible Study class I decided to visit the Riverwalk.  I haven't been there since our flood a few weeks ago and by the looks of it, there is absolutely no evidence of any damage.  

Come walk with me....

The trees are bursting with new growth.



The Carillon where we enjoy the summer concerts....


The water fowl (ok, ducks) are happy...some are single,


Some have a mate


And some have families...


The flowers are in bloom....orange & purple, pretty dazzling!!


A bush with these pretty yellow blossoms...not a clue as to what it is.


Tulips in front of a bed of forget-me-nots...makes a great background!!


A spent magnolia flower, magnificent even as it wanes....


Our piece of art...a Picasso (I think)


It is just a delightful place to walk and enjoy an afternoon....


The City Swimming Pool is right along the Riverwalk.  They are beginning to fill it with water, wonder how many tons it takes to fill this up....it is huge.  At one time this was the site of an old rock quarry, quite a unique place.  


I even saw Mother's with their little ones enjoying a picnic lunch.  Just an all-around beautiful day for being outside enjoying the gifts of Nature.


Little by Little

"Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day."  ~ 
W. Earl Hall




Until next time.....

25 comments:

  1. That was a lovely walk! I'll be coming back for more! :-)

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  2. Well I enjoyed my stroll on the Riverwalk immensely! So much pretty for one post. Sorry about the tree. Hope the yard transformation goes well and that you will share when it's done.

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  3. Such a lovely place to walk, now I would love to walk there. Beautiful Deanna.

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  4. Your Riverwalk looks so tranquil. Lovely. {Should we add this as a possibility for our itinerary?}

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  5. it really is beautiful! thanks for sharing it with us. good luck with the yard work!

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  6. gorgeous views. wow!! i love spring.

    curious - is that the church back there - the really tall building or? ( :

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  7. Looks like a wonderful place for a walk. Lots of spring beauties too.

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  8. Awesome shots- thanks for the tour!

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  9. Thanks for sharing your walk sad to say the rain has returned here and the wind has blown all the blossom away ....

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  10. Love all of the sights -- but what is that bright orb in the sky? :)

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  11. You do live in a fabulous community - so beautiful with lots of interesting things going on. Thanks for the lovely tour.

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  12. Ah, that quote couldn't be any truer, could it? My husband would love to take out our crab apple trees. I'm curious why you did it. I love them, of course, but they do make a mess. They bring so many birds our way in the winter, which makes them almost as dear as the flowers. Gorgeous photos as always!

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  13. Thanks for taking us on that beautiful walk! I love (!) that pink tulip with the blue bokeh! Perfection!

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  14. Such a lovely area, Deanna! Looks like the people in the last image had the right idea. This place begs for a picnic!

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  15. Your riverwalk looks like a beautiful spot to take a walk, enjoy a picnic or a summer concert.
    Loved all of your photos, especially the tulip with the forget-me-not background. Breathtaking!

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  16. Lovely! Each and every one of them.
    Thanks for taking me on this beautiful walk with you, Deanna! :)

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  17. Thank you for the beautiful walk. It's been kind of rainy and muggy here in Boston. I'm enjoying your lovely Spring colors!

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  18. I'm back ... wondered when I was here this morning why you didn't mention Little Things Thursday. I joined the fun over there today. And I still love your riverwalk images so I'm glad I came back for another visit.

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  19. It looks like a perfect way to spend a day.. Loving your photos as always..

    Hugs~

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  20. I just love forget-me-nots. I can actually depend on them at altitude. However they won't bloom until maybe middle of June. I'm enjoying your spring walks, Deanna - we woke to a foot of snow. My favorite photos are the magnolia and the duck couple.

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  21. Love that tulip with the Forget-Me-Nots in the background. So enjoying this warm up we are getting too.

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  22. Love, love that last shot...thanks for the walk!

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  23. What a pretty place to take a walk or have a picnic! I love the flowering trees and the path along the river! So nice to see the geese and young Mothers with little ones. xoxo

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  24. another delightful post crammed with lovely photographs and of course, I especially loved the ducks you captured too

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