Sunday, July 19, 2009

Just Down the Road...




....from our house is this storm drain reservoir area. This stretch of road used to be all farmers' fields, however over the last couple of years, a couple of subdivisions have gone in (yuck). Since a storm drain area was needed, the town planners decided to appropriate quite a large parcel of land, so that once you are walking here, amidst the natural foliage, you can almost forget that suburbia has encroached on this little corner of my world. The sounds of bullfrogs that shelter amongst the bullrushes, the
calls of a large variety of birds, and the rustle of leaves and plants in the breeze is perfect when I want to get away from it all for
a short time - but not travel very far. This natural (and man-made) oasis is within walking distance.











Once home, sitting on the front porch this evening, we had a visitor. Cute as can be.


Things are kind of crazy at the moment and I feel like I have ignored my blog. Today I decided I was going to take a break and just BREATHE, and I'm so glad I did!

13 comments:

Baroness Bijoutery said...

We all need to take a brake and just breath...thank you for your comment on my blog..You made me feel better...Thank you...
I love your pictures in this post...Why is it that are beautiful land is being marred by housing development...What will our grandchildren and there children have left? Certainly not what we grew up with...and that makes my heart sad...

Denise said...

Stopping in to say hello Sue! Enjoyed the photos. The bunny is so cute. I had one in my yard the other day and tried to take his photo but he hopped away too quickly. :-(

moti said...

lovely pictures!!!!!!!
thank you sooooo much for sharing!!!

hugs
Eli

nancy said...

lovely shots!
i would love to visit this place

The Vintage Sister said...

Hi Sue,
You're so lucky to live so close to a nice, restful place. The pictures are fantastic. Especially the one with the little blue flower...it looks like it would make a cute button!
Enjoy your week!!
Tracy

Pattee said...

Wow Sue you are so lucky~ to have a sanctuary like that close to home.

Beautiful photos.....

Yes dear friend BREATH!!!!!!
: ) Pattee
I hope things will calm down...

3rdEyeMuse said...

those photo's are gorgeous, Sue ... just seeing them made me smell fresh air and feel gentle breezes. :)

Caroline said...

Beautiful pics! Sending good wishes and thoughts your way ☺

Joanna Thomas said...

Your photos are gorgeous Sue! Nothing wrong with taking a break to 'breath'.. You just need a break and I see you are enjoying your time away with all your beautiful surroundings!
xoxo

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Brillant and Gorgeous photos Sue! What a wonderful retreat! smoochies! ;-)

Dessa Rae said...

Your beautiful photos are so calming and serene...enjoy your break!!

Nun of a Kind! said...

Great photos, and I hope that they never touch this place to develop! Nice that you are able to get a chance to enjoy it! Take that time....time well wasted!

Lady Artisan said...

Beautiful shots, Sue--glad you took a break! The flowers are really lovely.