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Fair Oaks Vernal Pools

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It is during this time each year, that I enjoy visiting a special place in the Greater Sacramento region
. That place is the Phoenix Park Vernal Poolscradled quietly in the community of Fair Oaks. These naturally occurring pools are an ever-changing canvas each spring. During California drought years, there wasn’t much to see or explore.  However, late rains this month have changed that!  With the first signs of warmth and sunshine, the vernal pools have burst into life. 

The pools are relatively close to my home - within 5 miles, I enjoy visiting several times each season to witness nature as artist, adding paint strokes and colors to the masterpiece.

These scenes captured in a past year demonstrate the seasonal splendor. It’s always joyful pleasure to see Egrets, Rabbits, and other wildlife, along with the vivid green landscape.

The ponds reveal microscopic sized critters and marine life like the elusive fairy shrimp, deemed to be endangered.  The same holds true for the hundreds of thousands of polliwogs and tadpoles, which show up in burgeoning numbers, and grow to add song and harmony in accompaniment to the stage.

For a glimpse at what the pools have looked like in past visits, you can visit "The Elusive But Beautiful Life at California Vernal Pools" which has a slide show I created several years ago when the pools were at peak performance.

We are crazy Californians.  We protect the unseen and things we don't always understand the place of in the greater plan."  But, still we do - and why not!


Phoenix Park Vernal Pools
9050 Sunset Avenue (near Hazel)
Fair Oaks, CA 95628


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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl, Spring is my favorite time of the year.  The colors begin to pop up all around and everything just seems fresh and clean.

Mar 30, 2018 02:34 PM #7
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I too had not known about Vernal Pools and I thank you for the tour Myrl Jeffcoat 

Mar 30, 2018 10:30 PM #8
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Myrl. Your pictures are so beayiful. I would be there often too.

Mar 31, 2018 05:26 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

What a wonderful place near you to visit, I am sure you have seen a great deal of beauty throughout the years!

Mar 31, 2018 06:31 AM #10
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Love the slide show. Being able to see something new in the same place each time you go certainly makes it appealing to keep coming back I'm sure.

Mar 31, 2018 09:35 AM #11
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I love seeing cranes in the wetlands in our area.  They are very impressive when they take off.

Mar 31, 2018 12:44 PM #12
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Myrl, like many of the above comments, I was not familiar with the Vernal Pool... as to the pictures I watched it a couple times over... it does not get old, Endre

Mar 31, 2018 08:24 PM #13
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Lovely photos, Myrl. Yes, these are worth seeing and since I can't in person, your photos do a great fill in job.

Apr 01, 2018 06:38 PM #14
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Happy Easter, Myrl, to you n your beautiful family.  Loved your slide show - so perfect for Spring. 

Apr 01, 2018 06:39 PM #15
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much for sharing your photographs. Have a very special week.

Apr 02, 2018 03:19 AM #16
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, I love, love, love the slideshow, Myrl! This would definitely be worth a visit when visiting your area.

Hope you're having a great week, Myrl!

Apr 02, 2018 06:50 PM #17
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If that is carzy then it should be the law to act crazy. It's our planet so respect it.

Apr 03, 2018 01:45 PM #18
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Myrl,

Wonderful set of photos and have a wonderful week ;o)

Apr 04, 2018 07:27 AM #19
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

How beautiful! I enjoyed your slide show. 

Apr 04, 2018 03:59 PM #20
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat, loved your beautiful slide show.  Also, came to check up on you to see if you are feeling better and out of the echo chamber.  

Apr 05, 2018 02:46 AM #21
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Myrl- excellent slideshow!! You've provided an excellent tour of Phoenix Park Vernal Pools and if anyone plans on being in the area, they should put this on their schedule. 

Apr 05, 2018 05:36 PM #22
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Myrl,
I just love watching the plants come to life.  I always get a little giddy when I see the phlox starting to bloom in my yard.  Everything else follows.  Happy Spring!

Apr 06, 2018 07:25 AM #23
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - My what long ears that rabbit has! The better to hear humans!

I just love your photo slide presentation and how it pops up with some amazing shots. The Phoenix Park Vernal Pools is very inspiring! Nature is art at its finest hour and never stops giving!

Thank you for this wonderful post and photos too!!!

Apr 11, 2018 08:18 AM #24
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Ahhhh, Myrl...these posts do my heart a world of good. I relish every photo, every word and delight in nature through your eyes. Thank you! 

Apr 12, 2018 07:30 PM #25
Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
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Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Myrl, these Phoenix Park Vernal Pools are lovely. I'll have to visit them next time I'm in the area.

Apr 25, 2018 06:40 PM #26
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