I told Mom we needed to do the rounds of MY parks this week - to make sure all is in order after winter and for me to well ....ummmm leave my mark (pee on them) so everyone KNOWS they are MY parks. We headed off yesterday to check on MY Lake Frierson State Park first. It was the most beautiful day, clear blue skies - 72 degrees, no wind - sigh ..... just perfect! I am happy to woof that MY park rangers have been very busy smoothing out the trails and cutting down broken branches (after the ice storm we had). The gardens around where we park MY car are full of daffodils - in fact the whole drive up through the Crowly's Ridge hills were just awash with bright yellow - the daffies are growing wild everywhere! Mom was so tempted to stop the car and pick bunches of them but then she said if she did that all the people driving by wouldn't be able to enjoy them.
As you can see - the lake is full to over flowing, it is so crystal clear and the turtles and baby fish are out and about now. The grass is starting to green up which made Mom happy. She starts craving greenery about two weeks after winter starts!
The trees are still bare but we could see lots of buds on then and on the way to the park (its about 15 miles from where we live) Mom noticed LOTS of Magnolias in flower. Mom loves the one with the purple on the bottom of the flowers - we have some really old trees around here and they get covered in flowers and smell heavenly.
We sat for a long time with the mom just watching the ducks and world go by, soaking in the warm sunshine and breathing in all the fresh air. As normal there was not another person or dog around and even the Dweeb seemed relaxed - well okay not really - but he wasn't quite his normal paranoid self. We even took a walk down MY Dogwood Lane and Mom was surprised when I stopped and went into my ALERT mode and looked around in exactly the spot we startled some deer last year. I also remember every spot where I have seen a squirrel over the last 3 years too :) We had a pawsome morning - thanks MY park people for doing a such a good job keeping MY parks beautiful.
I love Daffy Dills and you have such a pawsome park.. Wanna pop over and play Twister with me xxxoxxxReplyDelete
Mollie and Alfie
So very awesome! I gotta get to you so we can do some of these parks together. I wonder if I can send myself to ya'll in a box like I do with my pet rock Bashful around the world? Have a great hump day! XOXO - BaconReplyDelete
What a wonderful outing and your park is truly awesome! Love the daffies, they are beautiful. My mom loves daffies too but we don't have them over here. I think it's because we never have spring with us and it's too hot for those dainty yellow flowers.ReplyDelete
Wow, Reilly! Your park sure is looking beautiful. I bet it is a sight for sore eyes after the long winter. Daffodils growing wild?!? That sounds so amazing...and I bet they are so pretty to see.ReplyDelete
*high paw* for a well taken care of park!
Loving seeing the daffodils out and the sun is shining and all the wildlife are feeling happy. Could not ask for more. Have a wonderful Wednesday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
It's a beautiful place! I love your photos. And I bet they are beautiful, because they show you!Have a super wednesday!ReplyDelete
We ADORE Daffy Dills... THEY are just about the bestest of all flowers since THEY truly announce the arrival of SPRING.ReplyDelete
We are SURE you would NEVER furget where you saw or sniffed a Deer or...a....... SQUIRREL.
Love YOUR Parks. Just LOVE them.
We smell that fresh air right now. We are jealous of all those woods and hikesReplyDelete
Lily & Edward
You have a good memory to remember where all the squirrels of the past were.ReplyDelete
Lucky dogs! Our daffodils are only an inch high so far. Can't wait until the look like yours!ReplyDelete
Glad that you had the whole park to yourselves, and Denny could let his guard down for a second.
We remember where we have ever seen a cat! Looks like Spring has finally shown up in your area. You have so many great parks.ReplyDelete
XXXOOO Bella & Roxy
What a beautiful place to have a walk!ReplyDelete
Dip and Elliot x
You have dillies that just grow? Anywhere? How lovely! Your park is spectacular and I'm glad you share it with blogville.ReplyDelete
Daffies are so cheerful and we can't wait for ours to bloom! We love the picture of you and Denny sharing the bench, Reilly!ReplyDelete
Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly
Wow, what a super park! My Mom works with State peeps who keep places like this for everyone to enjoy. Very pretty. OMD 70 degree weather and daffies! Love the pix of you.ReplyDelete
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm
72 degrees!!! Your park is looking lovely and all set for lots more gorgeous days!ReplyDelete
Glad you had such a great day for going to your park. Yep we ready for the "blooming oh the green"ReplyDelete
The Mad Scots
So pretty there in your park - glad they are treating it well. You two look great there too, enjoying a beautiful day.ReplyDelete
Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning
WOWSA!! What a FABulous day guys!ReplyDelete
And those daffydills are just amazin'! You should be proud of rememberin' all the spots you saw or smelled somethin'....are you sure you're not part terrier??? hehehe
OOOOH! Mom LOVES daffodils!ReplyDelete
Wally & Sammy
What a great park and beautiful weather! Daffodils are beautiful yes but toxic to dogs so be careful! Love DollyReplyDelete