Friday, October 28, 2011

A walk in the park, around the corner and a jewel

- It's just a walk in the park. And at a beautiful one, too. My favorite Tanyard Creek Park in Atlanta, just around the corner from the industrial area where I work. My after work walk included this stroll over the bridge that runs over Peachtree Creek.

- And a golf course named after a famous golfer, Bobby Jones, is on the path, right around the corner. Click to enlarge the picture and you can actually see some late afternoon golfers.

- The creek at the other end, bordering the dog park, in which a rousing game of frisbee involving multiple neighborhood dogs was in progress. The park was the scene of a famous Civil War battle, The Battle of Peachtree Creek. It's difficult to think of such a battle going on in this hidden jewel of a place.

I hope hidden jewels are in store for you this weekend, my friends. And I hope it's a great one!

20 comments:

Granny Annie said...

Lovely and serene pictures.

Scarlet said...

Beautiful! I can't imagine a battle taking place in such a quiet, peaceful place. Enjoy your walks...and your weekend!! :)

sage said...

Lovely--I've often thought the same thing about Kennesaw Mt (A place I often hike when visiting in-laws).

happygirl said...

So beautiful. I'm on my way to AC, NJ this weekend. I'll enjoy color on the drive up the turnpike and then I'll enjoy the color of the neon lights. :)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what amazing photos!

i really enjoyed your post.
thanks for taking me along on that beautiful walk.

Louvregirl said...

I will look for the 'hidden jewels,' Lynn! Beautiful shot of the rocks; I absolutely love broad, flat rocks, like that!

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

Thank you - it's a little inconvenient carrying my camera (in its case) when I am really supposed to be walking for exercise, but I took it for the team. :)

Scarlet -

Thanks Ily - you, too!

Sage -

I can Kennesaw Mountain in the distance sometimes, but have never been there. I'll do that soon.

happygirl -

That sounds delightful - I hope you have fun!

Betty -

Thank you for walking with me!

Lynn said...

lg -

Sometimes I see kids playing on them - all good. :) I love those hidden jewels of yours, too!

Mama Zen said...

What a lovely place!

Jannie Funster said...

Wow, nice place indeed! How could they battle there? All that beauty would make anyone want to throw down their rifles and dance! :)

Finally getting over here. Been busy with napping, then Dad's post.

And now... to the bath!! Not washing my hair tho -- gonnna wear my lucky blue hat today. Tonight will wash my locks after I give myself round two of the 30% glycolic acid home peel I bought online. Did the first application two weeks ago tonight. Drew a lot of zits out, so that was hopefully a GOOD thing. :) Amazing how my $40 supply might equal over $1000 treatments at a dermatologist's. So... I blonde my own roots, trim my own hair, do my own pedicures, and now I'm doing my own skin care too!!! Hey, why not?!!?? :) I did try the chemicl peels last year and they were great. I think that was just a 20% solution. It burns the glue from the top couple layers, letting the new skin up faster. Great for fine lines!!

whooohooooooo.

xoxoxoxo

Sparkling Red said...

I want you to know that your blog is inspirational to me. I think of it often lately, and that reminds me to find things to be grateful for in the midst of difficult times.

Riot Kitty said...

That looks so beautiful! Nice photos, it really takes me there.

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

It is and I love it there. I can't believe it took me over three years to discover it.

Jannie -

OK - I laughed at loud at the thought of the soldiers throwing down their rifles and dancing. :) Would that it have been so.

And my goodness - that is something about all that hair and grooming business. Your hair always looks beautiful, so keep on keeping on. :)

xo

Sparkling Red -

Thank you for telling me that - it makes me want to keep doing it. And especially after reading all you have been through lately with your health. I'm glad I could do just a little to help with that, my friend.

Riot Kitty -

Thank you - I am so glad!

Cloudia said...

you polished the jewel
and share it with us-


thank YOU



Aloha from Honolulu

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Shionge said...

Greetings Lynn...came by from RK :)

I have not visited Atlanta only transit once when I connected a flight to Mobile.

Hubby was there many times on a road trip and he truly enjoys it.

This is a beautiful park :D

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhh, thanks. I do still have the alopecia areata, but it's holding its own, not advancing. God's way of telling me I look so much better with a side part!? :)

xoxo

Fireblossom said...

I love the creek.

Lynn said...

Cloudia -

A beautiful thought.

Shionge -

I have seen you around and thank you for coming by. I love Atlanta and glad your hubby likes it. I've never been to Mobile, but hear good things.

Jannie -

I had forgotten you had that - your hair always looks good to me.

xo

FB -

Me, too!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Beautiful Autumn park pics! Are those rocks n the top? Love that shot- Wish I had time n weather to stroll about a pretty golf course all day- I have to drive thru one on the way to Fav Beach n I always love the scenery there.
I always wonder why some dogs will play together while some odd balls want war... Like the blue reflection in the leaf-littered Creek. I guess the Civil War is what made the PeachTree name infamous- ?

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

I wish I had time to stroll all day, too - this was my one hour exercise walk after work last week. :)