Saturday, October 6, 2018

Finally! Let’s take a Hike!

After being in NC for almost a month, I finally got to take a few hikes! We worked so hard to help a family member with a move that we didn’t have the energy to walk. (we climbed the stairs dozens of times though so that kept us in shape! lol)

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My beloved Fletcher Park is always my favorite destination.

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And it never disappoints!

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The weather was fabulous! Usually around 80 degrees with a nice cool breeze.

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I saw this Starling up high at the ball field.

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And this frog down by the pond.

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Of course seeing this little boy riding his bike was fun too.

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I remember trying to keep up with my  4 sons when they were little.

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Parks are a great place to make some memories.

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And the views here at Fletcher Park are amazing!

Those mountains are ‘smokin’!

Have you had a chance to get outside this week?

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

36 comments:

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

A lovely day in a lovely park. Great pictures.

Stacey said...

That's a beautiful place to walk!

Sandy said...

Great walk pictures. Hope things are better in your land and that were able to enjoy the mountains.

Anonymous said...

The photos are amazing and the close up one of the frog is brilliant!

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

What a wonderful "walk in the park!" That little boy is adorable and carefree riding his bike. So sweet! Plus, I love the bird and frog you captured..., and the lovely wildflowers! Plus, the mountains look so grand!

How wonderful you could help with the move. It sounds like it was a lot if hard work, but it's always nice to be there for family.

God's blessings! Net

Arlene Grimm said...

I got in one good outside walk this week...it is still so hot here, that I am walking inside mostly. Those mountains are smoking.lol

Sami said...

Beautiful views of the park. Loved seeing the little kid on his bike and the photo of the frog. I haven't seen a frog in years I think!

Sandra said...

yes we have been out walking our new dog, and I am walking a mile or more everyday in our neighbor hood, my post today is some of what I have taken, I have enough shots from a week of walking to post for a month. I love the frog and would love to see him and that little beach with the clear water would be my favorite spot.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the park photos are lovely. I like the cute frog. The Little boy riding the bike are adorable photos. Pretty shot of the mountains. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Sam I Am...... said...

More great pictures! The little boy is so cute on his bike. The Smoky Mtns are really "smokin'". What a pretty park and my favorite is the picture by the river...what a lovely area.

Betsy Adams said...

Glad you found some time to take a walk. That park sounds PERFECT.....

Not sure we are going to have much Fall this year. It still feels like Summer... Wonder if we'll even have any pretty colored leaves???????

Hugs,
Betsy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I know you are glad to be home and back to your hikes! Such lovely parks you have to walk in. Beautiful weather now, enjoy!

Vee said...

Hope the move is a done deal! Moves are hard work.

Sounds as if you are enjoying perfect weather. That little boy on the bike must remind you of four other little guys.

Terri D said...

I'm so happy that you got to visit your favorite park and could share all these great photos with us! Beautiful.

Susie said...

Diane, Great photos. I love the one of the little boy riding his bike. Adorable. Love that last photo. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Kathy said...

Beautiful scenery! I love the mountains.

It's me said...

Happy weekend ...love Ria x 💕

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

The wildflowers in that one picture almost look like they could be in the shape of a heart. How sweet. Of course, all your pictures are fabulous, as always.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I haven't been to Fletcher Park in a while. I forgot how lovely it was. Glad you had time for a hike.

happyone said...

I can see why you love to walk there. It is absolutely lovely.

Ann said...

what a beautiful park that is. I need to get out more and visit some parks around here

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

You always take us on such pretty walks, Diane! I love to walk outside, but have had to walk on flat terrains lately. The photo of the frog is adorable as is the youngster on his bike--doing quite well! I always feel better about everything after a nice walk.

BeachGypsy said...

YAY, YOU'RE BACK, I'VE MISSED YOU!! Hope the project went well and things are getting back to normal now? Love the park pictures, we love our parks too, and head out to them pretty much DAILY now that we help take care of little granddaughter some days. We love our city parks and our county parks, always something new to see and enjoy. We love State parks too. Love your picture of the water here. It's still awful hot and humid here, our walks are still pretty sweaty and miserable, ha ha ha ha ha LOL....so looking forward to some fresh cooler breezes.

Stephanie said...

Oh my, that frog picture is amazing! Thank you for taking us along, my friend.

Hugs to you!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Love the photo with the mountain in the background

Cherdecor said...

I do love Fletcher Park too! It is so beautiful. I always enjoy when you take us there.

Anni said...

I can understand why this park is a favorite destination of yours...great scenery. That starling photo is like a portrait! (The little guy on the bike steals the show!!)

Your linked up post, today at I'd Rather B Birdin', is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Phil Slade said...

Your Fletcher Park does look very nice. I can see why you like it so much. Yes, keeping up with speedy grandkids gets to be a problem sometimes. If only they would slow down a little.

Carola Bartz said...

This seems to be the right place to take a deep breath and refuel for the week. Lovely photos.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I was in NC last week! It was definitely smoking.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It’s so nice to go on those hikes and see nature like the front, bird and mountains. I walk my do Bosco everyday by the park and water. We both enjoy it except for the winter. Now we try to get out earlier as it gets dark earlier.
Hope you have a nice week.
Julie

Angie said...

All your photos are terrific - but my favorites have to be the frog hiding under the pond slime, and the 'smokin' mountains. We spent quite a few hours outside today, starting to thin some of the pine trees around our house. It will be a lengthy job, but I love being outdoors, especially with my hubby! Enjoy your week ahead!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh yes we did get outside, it is still nice Fall weather here in Oregon. Your walk made me smile, just like my own did! I like noticing all the things in nature. And the little bicyclist brought memories much the same as yours.

Inger said...

That one place I always wanted to go to and never did. It is just beautiful.

Lorrie said...

Moving is hard work, no wonder you were tired! Glad you made it out on this walk with the lovely views near and far. Autumn is the perfect time for long strolls or hikes. We were hiking yesterday, walking off the turkey and stuffing from the day before!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a beautiful park to hike in! Oh the views, so majestic and serene! Love the wildlife, and the happy life with the little boy riding his bike! It always feels so wonderful to get outside and enjoy the beauty God has created for us. Blessings to you :)