Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around us...to touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

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Friday, March 24, 2017

A Walk in the Park


Mike and I discovered a very nice park in town the other day.  Town Creek Park sits right in the middle of a very nice section of Auburn.  
                 
There is a nice entrance where you can park your car and has restroom facility along with a large fenced dog area.  On the day we visited there were several dogs happily at play in this safe area.  

We began our walk at this point and discovered a very nice wooden path and bridge over a creek.  
                   
 
                               
    
As we continued walking we saw a nice sized pond with a dock leading out to a pergola.  What a nice quiet place to just sit and listen to the birds or watch the turtles sunning.   You could tell it is spring with all the birds happily singing and so much pollen in the air.
                    
                            
The path just continued on around the pond where we met several people on the trail, some with children in strollers some walking their dogs and some just enjoying a nice spring day.
                    
                                           

On the back side of the pond we found an exercise play area for both larger children and adults.  A good place to tone those muscles.
                

 
There were a few side paths but they didn't lead to much...no outlet.  One side path led to a very nice public cemetery also called Town Creek.  



This park continued across the street with more walking trails.  We were pretty impressed with the park and the cleanliness and just how well done everything was.  A definite place to return enjoy and walk!!  
              
"This is a beautiful world, and all who go out under the open sky will feel the gentle, kindly influence of Nature and hear her good tidings."  Enos Mills

8 comments:

our awesome travels said...

Enjoying the journey is what it is all about, keep having fun.

Carol K said...

I enjoy reading about your adventures. Glad to see you enjoying yourselves and enjoying nature.

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

What a precious little park. The turtles just add to the beauty.

Many parks we have visited lately have added a fitness component. I think that is great. All visitors can use at least part of the stations.

Continue enjoying God's journey for y'all.

Phyllis said...

Watching the turtles and birds. What could be better.

Margery said...

You actually made me homesick for spring! Felt like I was walking along with you enjoying the budding trees and flowering plants while being serenaded by the birds.🌸🌺

Pam Jackson said...

Beautiful. I had to do a double take on the turtles, thought it was a two headed one! haha...

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Nice place to spend time:)

horst said...

Terrific Park...you are finding some magnificent places...and the photography truly captures the environment ...Turtles have to be my favorite though the tree(s) are a neat shot..thanks for sharing...Horst sends