One of the assets we have in the Greater Sacramento Region is the American River Parkway. I feel especially blessed to live within a couple blocks of it.
The American River Parkway is an urban treasure, which spans 23 miles, and covers 4,800 acres. It stretches along the American River, from Old Sacramento to the City of Folsom.
No matter what troubles are percolating at home or abroad, a short walk, bike ride, or even drive to the Parkway, can transport one into a different realm - One where nature sets the world right once again.
Several times each month, I find my way to The American River Parkway, to take in serene views of the river, the fauna and flora. I especially enjoy seeing critters that reside there. Often, there will be deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, raccoons, and occasionally, even a coyote or two.
Yesterday, on my way home from the gym, where I swim or workout, a sudden downpour of rain occurred. It was quickly followed by clearing skies, and a rainbow. I made a detour to the Parkway. Here are a few photos of what I saw.
Scene along the American River Parkway, after a torrential downpour.
This deer was from a group of about 5 or 6, including a buck, a doe, and yearlings.
For those in the Greater Sacramento region, or are visiting the area, who want more information about the American River Parkway. You can visit the American River Parkway Foundation website at: https://arpf.org/https://arpf.org/