Monday, April 1, 2019

Springtime at Sholom Park

Sholom Park is beautiful at any time of year.


Hubby and I had some errands we needed to run together and on the loop around town, he surprised me by pulling into Sholom Park.


 It was nice and cool so we took a quick walk around the gardens.


I had thrown my 'baby' camera in my bag so all of these photos are taken with a NIKON Coolpix P310. It's a small camera that fits in the palm of your hand and takes some of the best close ups.


The breeze was blowing my hair in the right direction for a change! I had hiking shoes on but you may not recognize me without my pink cap! lol 


And hubby looked handsome in a lavender colored shirt. And a 'matching' hat? heehee!


They are always planting more plants and adding flower beds. Not sure what this tall shrub was...reminds me of the flame Azalea that blooms in early Spring in NC.


Lots of Camellia flowers still blooming too.

We saw Swallowtail Kites but I plan to go back to take pics of them. They nest at Sholom Park every year in the same area so it's nice to see them back again.


Have you had a chance to get outside this week? And do you really think sandals would look better with capris than hiking shoes? hahaha!

I’m joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE   
and Cooking and Crafting with J&J HERE.

44 comments:

Sandra said...

you can always purchase hiking sandals, when i used to hike with a friend that is what we wore. this park is beautiful.. and i love the name of it... double he he on his matching hat and shirt

Vee said...

You just couldn’t resist teasing him! 😁 The gardens are looking beautiful. You’re looking really cute with or without your pink cap.

Anonymous said...

the gardens are amazing and you two are such a handsome couple,, and you look so happy,, what a wonderful place to live , truly beautiful!

podso said...

Thoughtful of your husband to pull into such a beautiful spot. Love your new header.

It's me said...

Happy spring !!....love Ria x 🌼🐥🐣🐰💛🌞

Arlene Grimm said...

Shalom Park is one of my favorites of your walking parks now Diane. It is so serene.

Susie said...

Diane, Your hubby is a sweetie, taking you for a walk. LOL. I love all the beautiful flowers there . Having a camera handy is important. :) Blessings for a great new eek, xoxo, love, Susie

Linda Walker said...

Good morning Diane,
What a nice park! The flowers are so pretty! The close up of the brown-eyes Susan is gorgeous! Really looking forward to seeing some flowers in this neck of the woods! Loved the photos of you and your hubby! Have a great week of hiking my friend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Happy April. The flowers are all so pretty. Nice shots of you and your hubby! It looks like a pretty park and nice spot for a walk. Happy Monday, enjoy your day! Wishing you a great new week ahead!

The Feminine Energy said...

Oh oh oh... how absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us. Love, Andrea xoxo

Jeanie said...

Of course sandals look better -- but they aren't nearly as comfy and you know I go for comfy!

Lovely blooms here!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Sholom Park is a beauty. Love all the flowers and beautiful skies. You're a couple counties north of me - I've never made it to Citrus County but really need to check it out!

Terri D said...

Great photos, as always. Love seeing the pics of you and your hubby! That is a lovely park to walk in. Speaking of walk... your sneaks look fine with your capris!!

Inger said...

What a cute couple you two are!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, thank you for the sweet comment and visit to my blog about the link up party. Thanks for being so supportive and linking up with us all of these years!
That park is so beautiful and so nice that you get to take all of those hikes to see such pretty flowers and nature.
Have a nice afternoon and a wonderful week.
Hugs, Julie xo

Out on the prairie said...

I keep extra shoes in my car just in case it is muddy or I wasn't ready for a hike

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hiking shoes are my favorite footwear! That is such a beautiful park. We see swallowtails kites here too , but I despair of ever getting a picture. Maybe if I knew where they nested!

Tom said...

...I had a Coolpik too, I miss it.

Ann said...

Looks like a perfect day. These days I don't care much what looks better, I go for what is more comfortable

Mia said...

Great photos, my friend. You are a pretty lady. And your husband is awesome with the pink hat! Hugs!!!

happyone said...

Looks like another great place for walking.
I've been out every day walking. Some days among the snow flurries! :)

Buttercup said...

Especially like your beautiful flower pictures. I'm happy that I got my three miles of walking done today on a not so warm spring day.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, to see those flowers really made me smile. Such pretty ones at the park this time of year. Yes, those look like Azaleas, but the middle sprouts out. The color is lovely. This is a really good picture of you, Diana. How nice of your husband to surprise you with this visit to Sholom Park. I can't wait to spend time in nature soon.

~Sheri

Angie said...

Diane - I think you hired one of those professional photographers with a fan to blow your hair in just the right way! LOL! Bright flowers to add color to our day. We had a mixture of sudden showers and then sunshine today, so I got my joy inside! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a beautiful place to visit, such abundant beauty and blooms! Great pictures of you both too... looks like it was an amazing day to be out enjoying the park! It is always a good idea to have some sort of camera on hand, lol! Your little camera did a great job! I love those camellia blooms, just gorgeous. Too cold here for them. Have a blessed and lovely week :)

Linda said...

The orange flower definitely looks like an azalea.

riitta k said...

A blooming paradise! Yes, I think that it is an azalea - stunning & bright.

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Como se nota la primavera!!! preciosas flores y precioso lugar, besos

Louca por porcelana said...

Wonderful pictures!Hugs!

Hootin' Anni said...

Yes, bougainvillea (all species) have thorns!

Great outing! Fantastic oictures.

George said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful park with us. You had a gorgeous day for a walk.

Ginny Hartzler said...

This is a gorgeous park! And a beautiful header. I love the Camellia. None of these flowers have bloomed here yet.

Debbie said...

i am capris and flip flops all the way, but i am sure it is better to wear hiking shoes or sneakers!!

that's a beautiful park, gorgeous flowers...you should get a folding/collapsable try-pod so you could take pictures together!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Such lovely blooms and finally I saw that the trees here in my part of NH are starting to bud! You really do have lovely places to walk.

Lorrie said...

What a beautiful park! Your handsome hubby had a great idea to stop there. Isn't it wonderful when the wind blows in your favour?

Maggie Ann said...

You are a sweet lady I enjoy visiting. Those gardens are so gorgeous. I am awed by God’s power and beauty in creation! Hope you have a simply wonderful day....

Lea said...

How wonderful to have that beautiful park nearby!

Sue said...

You look adorable, dear lady, the spring photos are beautiful! I am looking forward to spring staying for a while! I haven't spent much time outside lately the pollen has bee so thick, but am hoping to real soon. And don't you just love surprises like this one? Have a blessed day.
Sue

Cranberry Morning said...

You always have the best places to hike! And such beautiful things to see, like springtime blossoms! :-) I like the inclusion of photos of you and your hubby. Sweet! Nothing is better than hiking shoes for a good walk. :-)

The Liberty Belle said...

What a nice park!

Anonymous said...

Diane, is that one of your new outfits? Such a sweet smile.

Jill said...

Beautiful photos! :-) Love the pictures of you and your husband too, good to see your smiling faces. Our weather has been so weird lately... yesterday we had snow showers and temperatures in the low 30's. Then today it's sunny and in the 70's! Crazy!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

Blessings,
Jill

Barbara said...

Of course sandals would look better, but let's be practical here (and you were!!!). At our age, we need to maintain the health of our feet as much as we possibly can, including good supportive shoes when hiking.

Like you, I think it's fun to see a blog from my local area with pictures. We have driven quickly through Sholom Park but have not had the time yet to take a leisurely stroll through there.

We should be done opening all of our moving boxes by the end of this week. This has been the most exhausting part of the move, but I want to "get my house in order."

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely pictures of you and your hubby.

So nice to see the different colour flowers too.

All the best Jan