Good Tuesday afternoon everyone-I did something unusual yesterday which isn't really a big deal but it was something out of the ordinary for me.
I did it as a treat for myself after raking up 6 bags of leaves yesterday and take them to the dump along with the 3 from the day before.
I decided to go out to lunch instead of just coming back home and having something which is no big deal either but not something I do often.
There was a Wendy's close by to where the dump is so I stopped and got a baked potato and a sm. choc, frosty. Since I was done working outside for the day I decided to go to a nearby park which I have been to before to sit outside and have my lunch. It was a beautiful 64* and too nice just to go back home.
The park is on the other side of town and it is a nice area to sit and enjoy the sunshine and the out of doors. This was nice to see some color as this landscaping was in front of the sign above
This is my first time being there this year and the first time in quite a while I have actually gone there. After my visit yesterday I will make a point to visit there more often.
A first it looked like I couldn't get to the park area because they had it blocked off so I parked over by the boat launch.
After I finished my lunch and started to head out I saw people walking and cars parked in the other end of the parking area so I drove around and found where it was open and drove in there. There were lots of folks there either riding a bike or parked and sitting outside. Now where I parked I noticed things I hadn't seen before.
First thing I noticed was this totally separate bike trail. They have a circular gravel path where the picnic area is where people walk and bike as well.
Now I drove down it but not really sure it was really for cars. There was a wider path that might have been for cars but there was a definite separate path marked for bicycles.
It was a dead end and I only saw two people on it going in but several bikers close to the end of it. The sign leading to it says it is 3 miles out and back.
Now the second hidden treasure was on the opposite side of the trail. Now I am not sure it has been there too long but it kind of reminded me of when I visited Peg Barcelo last May.
For those of you that don't know her or about that trip. She lives in Summerland B.C. Within walking distance of where she lives is nothing but fruit trees which were in bloom when I was there. It was a gorgeous sight and something I had never seen before
This second hidden treasure has LOTS of trees. I went up to see what kind there were and discovered they were different kinds of apple trees.
The reason I don't think this fruit orchard has been there long is because they aren't very big, the tag with the price, what they are and the sleeve below that's marked fruit tree isn't weathered. There are knock-out roses planted in front of this sign and along the trail next to it.
At first I thought they were all knock out roses because the first one was but as I walked farther down I discovered there was also kiwi bushes as well as plum trees or bushes. Don't know which but since they are on the trail I am going with bush. Someone did a great job of mulching the trees and the trail. Very attractive and adds to the beauty of the area.
Now around the corner to the right of this trail was a bridge which was cool in itself but I also discovered a panel on each side with this design and addition to the wrought iron railing.
I don't know if there any significance to the design but it was pretty cool I thought and worth sharing.
Since I didn't get to add all the photos to this blog because it took longer than I thought it would. I will include them in my next blog on this park because I saw signs of spring there and since I haven't seen things in bloom there I will be doing another post on this a little later on when it has more color. Hope you have enjoyed this.