Walk with me, part 1

Posted: June 11, 2016 in Nature, Personal
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On Tuesday, I promised I’d share the photos that went with that day’s “Saturday in the Park” post and yesterday I highlighted a shot of one of the hundreds of drop-bedecked spider webs for the Weekly Photo Challenge.

But, to quote Maria, let’s start at the very  beginning, after I leave the parking lot and walk down the first section of trail surrounded by forest.  Before I emerge into the prairie section, I pass a grass-covered path off to the left that seems to invite the walker onto another path…or perhaps into another dimension. It’s a beautiful place to walk but rather muddy after all the rain that helped show off the spider webs.

© janet m. webb 2016

Yesterday’s spider web was just one of hundreds of webs on view thanks to the drops of water clinging to their lines.  Here’s a small section, highlighted by the sun behind them.

© janet m. webb 2016

Even when I don’t meet any people, there’s always someone willing to make a comment or two, although not always willing to do so to my face!

© janet m. webb 2016

Although there are drifts of daisies scattered throughout the prairie area, wild irises hide here and there.

© janet m. webb 2016

We’ve made it almost through the prairie section, but there are still some things to see.  Next week, we’ll take a look at them.


  1. The first photo looks like an entrance to heaven. Beautiful. 🙂

  2. badfish says:

    All lovely shots…but that first one of the trees and ligtening of colors is VERY lovely indeed!

    • No matter how many times I pass that path or walk on it, it always is inviting and beautiful, although more so with all the vegetation than in the winter. Thanks for stopping by and especially for taking the time to comment.


  3. Enjoyed this writing and using it as my #InspiredGratitude.

  4. Love covered paths like that- so magical!!!

    • I agree. It looks like something from “Lord of the Rings” or a fairy tale, beckoning the walker to come that way to something wonderful.


  5. Dan Antion says:

    These are beautiful photos. It looks like such a pleasant place to walk.

    • I love it, Dan. It’s not an enormous park, but it has forest, prairie, river, and all sorts of plants, birds, and animals. The paths connect to another path that runs for miles in both directions and that connects to other paths and parks as well. We’re certainly blessed here.


      • Dan Antion says:

        It doesn’t have to be big, as long as you can get away for even a little while.

      • Very true. There are also paths that are more like animal trails that I like to walk on when it’s not so wet. One day I’m going to take a trash bag with me, though, as people go back on those trails to drink and party, leaving their bottles and junk behind. I hate that!

  6. Laura says:

    What a beautiful place. The forest path is so inviting.

  7. bythebriny says:

    Just love that first photo!

  8. solaner says:

    the first image is fantastic, Janet.

  9. I love the depth in the first photo! Thank you so much for taking me on a walk in this beautiful place 🙂

  10. Su Leslie says:

    Just lovely! Thanks for sharing your walk in this beautiful place Janet. It’s a perfect pick-me-up on a grey Auckland day. Su

  11. Emilio Pasquale says:

    Wow. that first image you posted is just beautiful. My favorite of all these.

  12. thirdeyemom says:

    Gorgeous Janet especially the first photo!

  13. So beautiful, Janet. I would love to walk with you. 🙂

  14. Fantasy Raconteur says:

    Beautiful photos!

  15. pommepal says:

    I loved this gentle walk with you Janet. So much detail to look at. Nature is beautiful if you have patience to really look . Thank you for sharing these photos.

  16. lexklein says:

    That pathway surrounded by trees and bathed in light is calling out to me!

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  18. Inger says:

    What a lovely place for a walk! Loving the photos – and especially the light in the first one. Like a tunnel of trees. What a beauty! 🙂

    • It’s such an inviting path, Inger. The park isn’t large, but I love walking there, seeing the seasons change, and enjoying being outdoors, away from civilization.


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