Hannah has told me many times about the little park near her school where she and her friends like to go and hang out. I’ve never had the chance to visit it myself, though, as picking her up always seems to be a rushed affair. Last Friday, however, Dale and I deliberately arrived 1/2 hour before she expected us so that we could go take a walk through this park. It was enchanting.
There are walking trails throughout, making it easy to stroll about. There is a beautiful little pond, full of ducks and there are more chipmunks than I have ever seen in my life.
There is the awesome structure with a water wheel. The wheel wasn’t moving but it sure was picturesque. I wish the water had been a little smoother so that I could have captured a reflection without distortion but I did my best with the conditions.
And there is a beautiful stone bridge. I half expected to see a troll underneath it – it looks like something right out of a fairy tale.
We spent about 30 minutes or so just wandering around, enjoying the flora and fauna and the beautiful weather. I can see why the kids like to hang out here. Just before it was time to go we came upon this pretty house surrounded by lots of colorful flowers.
I would have loved to sit for a while and knit on this bench by the front door, but it was time to go pick up my girlie. I hadn’t seen her in 5 weeks – even the lure of sunshine and knitting wasn’t strong enough to keep me there a minute longer.