Friday, August 16, 2013

Perfect harmony, something sweet and summertime

I guess this is becoming a recurring from my walk.  Hope you don't mind.

- Tanyard Creek Park, near my office, is so wonderful for its wide, uncrowded walking paths and beautiful vegetation.  Plus it borders an 18-hole golf course on its south end, named for a famous golfer, Bobby Jones.  You can't see them well, but in the far distance, geese were wandering through the course, and the golfers were just playing around them.  If you click to enlarge, you can at least see a golfer or two.

- This flowering vine has cropped up all along the walking trail, the last few days.  I kept getting a whiff of something that smelled sweet and I wonder if that was from those tiny white flowers.

- Summertime...and the living is easy.  A man walks his dog on a coolish August afternoon.  Click to enlarge.  It's hard to believe that a Civil War battle, with many lives lost, was fought right where I walk.  It's sure peaceful now.

I hope the weekend is peaceful and wonderful for you, my friends!


Granny Annie said...

There is definitely something about walking over hallowed ground where battles were fought and lives were lost and now beauty is in its place. It hasn't been that long ago that Ron and I were able to visit the nearby Cabin Creek Battleground and sense that same reverence.

sage said...

I should take more photos along my walks... but now that the summer is fading, i'm walking more and more at night

TALON said...

I never tire of your photos, Lynn. What gorgeous places you have to walk. It's been so chilly here, that I keep expecting to see the colors of autumn and it's a surprise when I see all the summer blooms. :)

Hope you have a gorgeous weekend!

LL Cool Joe said...

Great to see photos of where you walk. My partner and daughters are golfers, so I get to hear about all the animals they see and avoid when they are playing.

Elephant's Child said...

I LOVE your walks. Green, lush, peaceful... Keep them coming.
Many of our golf courses have kangaroos lounging on the greens.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

To think that so much carnage took place on these beautiful beautiful grounds---the walkways are just lovely; and the foliage so very lush and pretty. It would give me pause, to walk there. History beneath my feet. This terrible terrible war---no trace of it there, now. At least, not in your pictures.....

happygirl said...

I hope you are enjoying this cooler summer weather for your walks. I never tire of the pics you take while on them.

Chatty Crone said...

It is hard to believe the Civil War was right here. That is a beautiful walk way. sandie

Riot Kitty said...

That *is* bizarre...I, for one, love your walk photos!

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

Sometimes when I am walking next to the creek there, I imagine soldiers' washing up or horses drinking from it. It does feel like hallowed ground.

Sage -

I'd like to see those photos sometime. I can't walk late like that, because the adrenaline rush keeps me up late.

Talon -

I am sweeping dead leaves off my back porch the last few days - it's coming.

Joe -

Thank you - and it always makes me smile - the golfing and geese existing in harmony.

Lynn said...

Elephant's Child -

Yay - I'm glad you like them. I'm thinking of exploring other parks sometime, just for something new.

I'd love to see a kangaroo in its natural habitat - even if that meant a golf course. :)

Naomi -

It does give me pause. There are houses all over part of the old battlefield, so I'm glad this park is a sort of tribute.

happygirl -

Thank you - and yes, we are experiencing record breaking low temps this weekend.

Lynn said...

Sandie -

It is hard to believe. There are extensive markers detailing the battle right where I park.

RK -

Thank you! I'm glad.

Fireblossom said...

I'm partial to vines, and so enjoyed your pictures very much. :-)

Having just watched "Lincoln", I'm glad the place is peaceful now.

Sparkling Red said...

Nature walks are one of my favourite things. :-)

Betty Manousos said...

i love to walk in the woods and be a part of nature. makes me feel so good.

your landscape shots are so beautiful, lynn!!

big hugs~

Snaggle Tooth said...

It's great you're enjoying so many walks this summer, n finding many details to enjoy on your way- Love all that garden scenery plus the history back-ground, with the peace you find there paying homage to the souls. Very ironic-
My week-end was better than usual- Hope yours was too

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - you're so lucky to live and work near such beautiful walks .. love the views you give us ..

Cheers and have a good week - Hilary

Lynn said...

FB -

I like vines, too - these probably need clipping, but I liked the way it framed the man and his dog.

A movie I haven't watched yet, but plan to.

Sparkling Red -

Me, too. :)

Betty -

I'm in awe of your photographs, so that is huge compliment. Thank you -

Big hugs to you!

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

I like that thought - that I am paying homage.

Hilary -

I am so lucky. :)

Lee said...

I must be slipping! I was sure I posted a comment on this post...well, better late than never! Love the pics! :)