Wednesday, April 29, 2009

springtime at the park

the first thing I saw upon entering the park

What can I say?  My kids like creeks.  
This particular park has one that stretches the length of the park.

Elizabeth now has a creek rock to add to her collection.

Was this your favorite part of childhood too?
I grew up mostly at the beach, and still
I longed for the creek.

Finn prefers the pathways 
where he can keep an eye on his siblings...

and try to outrun his parents.

funky old stump

white oak
signature wood of the "mission style" furniture

yellow poplar (also known as tulip tree)
highly valued for the fact it grows 80+ ft before branching

black tupelo (part of the dogwood family)


  1. Yes, creeks are so much fun. What wonderful trees you have!

  2. cool tree... 80 feet before it branches. wow. I like creeks too and smart Finn as creeks can be slippery.

  3. Yes, loved the creek as a kid! Looking at your photos, I can practically hear the water trickling over the rocks and feel it running over my feet. What fun!

  4. I dither so much about our creek (Buffalo Creek)-- I know it is polluted (really polluted) but it is water, rocks and sand-- essential to childhood. What do you think?

  5. Creeks are tons of fun. I remember playing there often with my cousins when I was a child.

  6. oh yes, the creeks and the forest were my favorite places of childhood (and still are). I LOVE the tree photos.

  7. What amazing pictures! I especially like the one where the sun rays are coming through. What a neat adventure for your family. :)

  8. I loved playing in creeks as a kid! That looks like a beautiful park.

  9. Melissa, I guess it would depend on what it's polluted with?

  10. i agree - my girls just love creeks. there is just something about them. beautiful pictures!

  11. Oh I'd love to have a creek like that running through a park near us! Great pictures :)

  12. I left you an award on my blog - no need to pass it on unless you want to but I wanted you to know how much I'm enjoying your lovely blog.


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