Discovering our neighborhood

Last Sunday while hiking in our nearby desert area, we ran into fellow hikers who made us aware of a conservation area down the road.  We had no idea this place was there.  This morning we headed out to explore.

The paths were busy and active with other folks out walking, biking and enjoying the outdoors.  Someone told us they just completed the first part, and they are working on additional lake areas and walking paths on the south side of the preserve.

The outdoor space includes some paths on one side of the street, preserving the site of a native american village and includes historical information along the way. Across the street is a small lake “wetlands” with birds, and multiple wild flowers and seating areas.  Some of the flowers were planted and the area landscaped, in other areas wild seeds were scattered and created an absolutely beautiful sight to see.

In addition, the bike and walking path through this preserve links to the paths that surround our city, as an additional incentive for interaction.

I will be back soon to get more up close and personal with the flowers, bees and butterflies surrounding the gardens.

This time of social distancing is the perfect time to get closer to nature and God.  Look around, you never know what you might discover!

Of course I’ve included a few photos below 😊

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Walking path in the conservation area
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Plant growing wild in the conservation area
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Wild flowers along the wetlands area walking path
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Bench along the walking/biking path
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Scattered wild flowers
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There were quite a few hummingbirds attracted to the flowers
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Lake area
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There were quite a few birds in the lake

6 Comments Add yours

  1. lolaWi says:

    “This time of social distancing is the perfect time to get closer to nature and God. Look around, you never know what you might discover!” love these lines, Lisa! thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    1. Oh thank you, you are welcome! That place is two miles from our house and I didn’t even know it. It is so beautiful!

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Such delightful treats you found on your adventure. 😀 Gorgeous photography.
    Stay safe, healthy and happy 😀

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  3. Naomi says:

    What a nice place for you to walk! You got to see quite a few different picture options, which we are happy to also see. Those pink flowers are beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

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