Monday, October 20, 2014

In Search of Color - Part 1

You would not believe the adventure we have had - Mom was determined to find some of those Fall colors everyone keeps talking about and I am glad to say - we did!  Along the way we also discovered some pawsome other things too.  Our adventure began in Hardy - a small town just over an hour east of us.  This is where we were a couple of weekends ago when we came across the Indian pow-wow. After such a long drive the first thing we did was go and check out the park and leave some pee mail.

Hardy is a town with a population of about 800 and there isn't a lot there except for some junk antique stores. The Spring rivers also runs though the area and it is very popular with the kayak and canoe crowds during summer. Now one of Mom's pet peeves about this area that the river frontage is all privately owned - so the average passerby or tourist can't really enjoy the beauty of river except for this one small park that we discovered our last trip there. Now even though it is only a small park - it is beautifully kept and YES - I have decided to claim it as mine. I shall rename it the Hardy Cowspotdog Park I think.  Here you can see some of the houses on the river and this pretty gazebo they built in the park.

One of the things we love about this park is it has an almost old world Victorian feel to it. There are old fashioned drinking fountains, old fashioned street lamps and seating and it just makes it such a pretty place to be. And across the river there was another house perched up on the side of cliff - and yes look - some fall colors. What a wonderful view they must have.

We continued on our wander down the river edge looking for more color and then headed back along the leafy path. Tomorrow we will show you some interesting things we found in the little town itself including an English Pub!


  1. What a beautiful park, I'm not surprised you've snaffled it for yourselves.
    You did well finding some autumnal colours, even on my visit to the duck ponds this weekend we didn't see much, all the trees are still green !
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Look at all the green leaves! It is so beautiful
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  3. We agree that there should be MORE Parks along the river... fur Peeps and PUPS to enjoy...

    That is a grrrreat ol' timey fountain. We like such thingys... as our mom and dad are SOOOOOooooooo old that they remember being Kidlets and thinking those type of thingys... were NEW and MODERN.... BaaaaaWaaaah.

    PeeS... Everybuddy has LOVED our post about the Apple Cucumbers today..

  4. Mother nature is pulling out all stops!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. Love this park!!!!! I love everything 'old fashioned'. What a fun place to visit, and beautiful colors!

    I find the best fall foliage comes from maple trees. Our oak tress are just now starting to change, but they're not nearly as pretty as the maples.

  6. What a great name for a most beautiful park...and what beautiful fall colors you found! We can't wait to hear more!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  7. I really like YOUR park!! I'd sure like to go runnin' there!!

  8. Definitely claim it! It's a beautiful walk.

  9. They say another two weeks and Cincinnati will hit its Fall color. Those house along the river look rich. The one has a lot of glass, well you know what they say about people who live in glass houses.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  10. Pawsome pictures. That is a grand gazebo. Pawsome for entertaining.

  11. Our trees have finally started to get some color too. But your photos - oh so beautiful - makes Mom think of Thomas Kinkade paintings.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  12. What a fun place you found, it would be interesting to learn the history to find out how it ended up like it is. Great walk guys! Love Dolly

  13. Fall has always been my favorite season - the leaves changing colors, warm days, but chilly nights. Enjoy! Looking forward to your post tomorrow and more beautiful pictures.

  14. Wowsa! You guys always find the bestest parks!! I loves all the colors...we don't really have them here yet. So it's pawsome to see you found some!
    I can almost taste the Ale...
    Ruby ♥

  15. your Mom sure did an excellent job of finding them!

  16. Glad y'all found some pretty leaves!

  17. What a pretty place indeed. Can't wait to see the English pub!
    Toodle pip!

  18. What a beautiful park and we love the drinking fountain!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  19. We see these beautiful leaves all over, but every time we try to walk and get some photos we never find the pretty leaves. Looks like an interesting place you all found.

  20. It's a beautiful place and I love all the historic thingies there. Have you seen a ghost there too? maybe a victorian lady in a grey dress?

  21. Wish we could find some colors around here. Pretty
    Lily & Edward

  22. Your presence only enhances the place.
    Same over 'er, the best places to sniff around are already taken.
    Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

  23. Just lovely! We love this time of year.

    Wyatt and Stanzie


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