Saturday, May 30, 2015

Down the Walking Trail

Hi Friends
Happy Weekend

I thought it would be fun to take you along on my walking trail.
There is nothing new under the sun. ~ Ecclesiastes 1:9



Going to the end of my little lane of 8 houses, and crossing the road, there is a
wonderful walking trail that goes through  a wooded area  and out to a park and picnic area.



Walking to this little bridge, we cross over into a natural
jungle of trees and hidden critters.

The trail goes through the trees with wonderful informational markers to explain the habitat.


Going to the left there is an outdoor Amphitheater along  the paths lined with cottage coach lamps


Theater seating under the trees and stars  awaits an outdoor gathering.


I do not seek, I find. ~ Pablo Picasso



This little bridge crosses over to another trail.




Leading to wide open spaces on the trail.



A trail that winds around a long walk to another bridge below.





No effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. ~ Helen Keller




Walking around in our last direction we come to the thick of the trail
and  informational markers to share what grows here.


Below is a marker for the Green Ash Tree.
Looks like someone marked initials on it.  Not nice!!
The Green Ash


Info about the Flood Plain.


This little creek was dry too when I took this photo.
Since then our month long rains has filled it up. 


Prairie Flame


A pretty shrub with bright green leaves.


Here is one of the largest trees along the path.
Not sure of the exact name and there is no marker, but I think its like a Poplar or Cottonwood.
It grows like a weed.

So pretty with the sun streaming through the trees.
Looking up, you can see how big it is.

Art is man's nature, nature is God's art. ~ P.J. Bailey

Out from the woodsy area we come to another little bridge that crosses over to
tennis courts and ball park.

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back. ~ Abraham Lincoln


Turning at the fork in the road we come to another marker for the Post Oak Tree.

Post Oak


Another marker shares info for the Texas Pecan Tree.



The ball park is a place of fun when filled up with kids playing baseball.
You can hear the laughter, joy and shouts of a good ball game and you know summer is here.
laughter lengthens life ~ ken brown

Walking along we pass a fun little playground for families and their kids.


Another area just right for a summer picnic.

One of these days is none of these days ~ English saying


This comes to the end of the trail and our walk.

I'll take the bridge again and head back home.


Before I go~
I spotted a sweet little bunny and he stopped for a picture.


Thank you for coming along.

Have a great weekend.

Be Blessed!

Celestina Marie

Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees.~ Revelation 7:3









29 comments:

LJ S said...

Celestina, I love walking the trail with you.
Beautiful post.
LJ

Jan Tanis said...

What beautiful bridges and path to walk. How long is the entire walk? Looks wonderful! Thanks for the Tour.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

teeeheee....we just walked in from our morning walk and saw 6 chubby bunnies. How I love God's nature! And that Picasso....what a poet. "I do not seek. I find." OH YEAH.

Your trail is sublime and perfect dear Celeste. We too have some lakes, creeks and ponds that provide a habitat for a host of animals that we adore watching, and even here in our yard, we've seen FOX. A raccoon showed up one early morning and the wrens are nesting. Life is GOOD!

TexWisGirl said...

what a nice trail close to home! our big oaks here are post oaks. love them.

Linda said...

What a lovely park and so close to your home!! I enjoyed seeing pictures of a DRY park!! We live in the DFW area and NOTHING is dry around here anymore! I am guessing your pretty park may be a bit damp as well!

Valerie-Jael said...

Your walking trail looks great, thanks for sharing all the lovely photos. You have a great weekend, too. Hugs, Valerie

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a lovely tour of the area, thanks for taking us along!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

What a wonderful park to have practically in your backyard! Thank you for taking me on your walk!

Art and Sand said...

What a lovely walk - thanks for taking me along.

Stacey said...

How beautiful! Our little city park looks much like your walking spot. I love it there. Raining at your house today?

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow you took me on a wonderful walk with you! Thanks and enjoy the weekend!

Sola Scriptura said...

What a beautiful walk! Thank you for taking us along!

Kim said...

What a lovely walk! I always enjoy getting a peek outside everyone else's window across this great country of ours. So much to explore.

http://deezie-sunshinedeezines.blogspot.com/ said...

What a fun thing that was to go with you on your walk. Love your trail and that bunny was so sweet. Have a great day
deezie

Rose L said...

I LOVE NATURE WALKS. THANKS FOR SHARING YOURS.

Joyce Mayer said...

Beautiful. It's so nice to escape the troubles in the world today. It refreshes the soul and reminds us that only GOD is in complete charge. Thank goodness.

Blessings to you.

Alessandra said...

What a wonderful walk! I walked with you in this wonderful park
Hugs
Alessandra

Mildred said...

You have a lovely place to walk and enjoy the beauty. Very interesting about the tree markers. I love the little rabbit. Wishing you a nice evening.

Donna said...

I'm so glad you took us along with you on your daily walk, Celestina! You are so lucky to live so near such a pretty hiking trail! I love all of the bridges, and how all of the trees have markers. And the little bunny is so cute! What a peaceful place. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely paths to walk! It looks so beautiful and peaceful! I have so many trails and parks around me too which I really enjoy! Have a lovely weekend!

Consider It All Joy said...

What an absolutely gorgeous place to walk, Celeste! I think I'd be walking a lot if I had such a beautiful place to go! Thanks for sharing your walking path! Blessings, Cindy

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

What a beautiful place to walk Celeste! It makes walking and exercising go so quickly when we have something so interesting to occupy our minds and gives us that special time with God to be thankful for what He's blessed us with.

Still praying for all of you in Texas!! Love & hugs, Edie

Shivani Singh said...

Beautiful Trail...

suziqu's thread works said...

You are truly blessed to have this park so close to home. I think I would go there everyday! We are surrounded by trees and forest on our property thankfully - I too am very blessed. Loved the Green Ashes, Cottonwoods and Oaks.
Did you know that they have scientifically proved that trees communicate with each other in a group and take care of each other?
If one is stressed they send energy to it to heal it just as the mother tree takes care of it's seedlings! It is more amazing that science has now proved this!
Sending hugs from our little green corner of the world!
x Suzy

Linda Walker said...

Celestina,
What a beautiful walking trail you have so close to your house! I live close to a beautiful park with lots of hiking trails too. We love to walk these trails with our dog! How sweet was that little bunny that stopped to let you photograph him? I think coming upon wildlife during a hike in the beautiful woods is the absolute icing on the cake! I enjoyed taking a walk with you Celeste! Thank you! Have a wonderful week!
xo
Linda

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

I loved going on the trail with you and good to see all the wonderful trees and signs of what animals are around there.
Thanks for sharing and also for the kind visit to my blog and the sweet message you left for Victoria.
Have a happy new week
hugs
Carolyn

cynthia lee designs said...

Thanks for taking us on a walk with you. I enjoyed it!!
~Cindy

Createology said...

Oh Dear thank you so very much for letting me tag along on your amazing walking paths. How divine to have this so close to your home. I have enjoyed readng all the markers and learning more about Nature's glory. Now let me offer a pot of tea and some cookies...

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh what a wonderful trail! I could get used to walking if I had that pretty trail to walk along! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..