Living the Good Life at Hagan Community Park

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

For awhile today, I was feeling pent up, and a little like a caged animal.  I've found there are a few things I can do to lessen these feelings.  I can either work in my garden a little, go for a ride on my bike, or plug into good programming on my TV.  

We are heating up here in Sacramento, so my method of escape was a bike ride earlier today before it became too warm.  I rode to nearby Hagan Community Park in Rancho Cordova.  I don't know if it was the sweet aroma of Jasmine in bloom along the way, or the sound of a very deep throated bull frog in the park's pond, that quickly liberated my mind from the pandemonium caused by a pandemic. "Romp, romp," went that big ole guy.  You can always tell the size of a frog by their voice.  The little ones sound a higher pitched, "Redeep." While with the more middle sized adolescents, it's, "Rivet."

Near pond's edge gathered a flock of Canadian Geese.  Most being half grown and still actively protected from any perceived human threat, on her bicycle nearby.

In another area of the nearly 80 acre park, an aggressive construction project is going on!  A former swimming pool complex, which had been in need of repair, has been demolished, and is being replaced with a new 10 lane pool, in addition to a recreation pool. It is scheduled to open to the public in Summer 2021.


Near my exit from the park, I came across a pair of squirrels.  They were enjoying the peaceful day, in a park nearly devoid of humans, on a day which would normally be packed to the rim with holiday activity! Once home, I returned thoughts back to the park.  Life affirming activity exists there. There are the frogs, the families of geese and the cuddling squirrels. All of it so beautiful in its simplest form! And, none of it requiring any sacred ceremony!



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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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HI Myrl Jeffcoat - Happy Memorial Day!  This bike ride sounds wonderful.  All your pictures are great but the one of the squirrels is too adorable.  It looks like you got them to pose!

May 25, 2020 01:34 PM #1
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Myrl,

Love your photos, and like you I feel nature is the best balm to brighten a day at any time..  I am sure the beach is full of people at the moment enjoying, and I am happy we were there early in the morning with just a few locals. A

May 25, 2020 02:54 PM #2
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Myrl good to see you getting out of the house.  I need to start doing more of that.

May 25, 2020 03:19 PM #3
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Hello Myrl - through your description and photos you transported me to Hagan Community Park in Rancho Cordova.  That's pretty powerful. . . 

May 25, 2020 03:41 PM #4
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Dear Myrl Jeffcoat - Your photo of the squirrels exemplifies the spirit of preservation and hope for our future. It's a touching story about how this pandemic has grabbed a hold of your throat and what you're doing to spend your time constructively while the swimming pool construction near-by just doesn't get built overnight but like all good things takes time. 

May 25, 2020 04:07 PM #5
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Myrl Jeffcoat - What a great reminder that regardless of age, business, what we are feeling during this historical time in history, or what what's going on in our community with construction or not, there's always hope and a reason to celebrate the "good life." Your photograph of the pair of squirrels embodies the spirit of the important of connections . 

Congratulations on being featured in the "BananaTude Group!"

May 25, 2020 04:35 PM #6
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - That squirrel pair seemed content to pose for the lens.  No question about it! 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - I have always preferred to get my exercise in the morning. 

George Souto - It helps set the world right once again!

May 25, 2020 05:31 PM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Michael Jacobs - I'm glad I was able to transport you via a little armchair travel. 

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I had a hard time taking my eyes off that squirrel pair.  They were so darn cute!  Also, thanks for the feature in the "BananaTude Group."

May 25, 2020 05:44 PM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat - Your eyes were meant to see that lovely couple! The funny thing is this morning I raised the shade in my bedroom and looked outside. There was a pair of squirrels running around the yard, up the tree, across the fence. I was mesmerized because of their playful energy. But if I had seen the squirrels you snapped in your photograph, I just might have charged out my window to take that photo too!!!

May 25, 2020 06:00 PM #9
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What lovely pictures, Myrl... especially loved the ones of the squirrels. Funnily enough, I haven't felt "caged" in my home... just anxious to get into more of a normal routine.

May 26, 2020 04:28 AM #10
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I love the picture of the squirrels, such an amazing capture, it is as if they are posing for you!

May 26, 2020 07:21 AM #11
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Good Tuesday morning, Mryl.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

May 26, 2020 08:45 AM #12
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It was a greatweekend for getting outside Myrl - awesome photos - thanks for sharing !

Sincerely,

 

Grace 

May 26, 2020 02:21 PM #13
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Good Wednesday morning, Myrl.

Take care, be safe and have a very special day.

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Myrl, what a great description of the lovely trip you too to the Hagan Community Park and the peaceful, friendly creatres your camera captured! 

May 29, 2020 08:35 AM #15
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Hi Myrl:

Sounds like you had a wonderful day. I loved all the photos but the one of the pond and of the squirrels are really terrific! And what fun to see all the geese with their young ones!

Jeff

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Thank you for sharing all your discoveries at the park Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jun 01, 2020 11:15 PM #17
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It appears that ActiveRain is disfunctional.

Have a great evening and an outstanding weekend.

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Myrl thanks to Active Rain whiping out the entire month of June I accidentally found this post of yours love it:)Endre

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I really enjoyed this post, Myrl. From the animal sounds, to your thoughts as you wandered through the park.  Happy 4th of July. 

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