When we were trying to decide where to go for our walk, we chose Green Spring Gardens which I mentioned in my previous post. The places we go within a relatively short drive always guarantees a pleasant time, and today was no exception.
There is an open gate as we enter the garden area. We saw that they close at 5.00 p.m. and it was already 4.00 p.m. We decided it would be prudent to park outside the gate, as the sign suggested. There were many cars parked outside already. Gregg dropped me off at the top so that I could walk down to the pond and meet him there. But first I took a photo of these cute dogs who were already leaving. I saw several dogs this day.
When I sat on the seat next to the pond where I was to meet Gregg, this little girl introduced herself. She is a little blurry as she trotted in fast. Her name was Hope and the lady walking her told me she was a rescue dog and she hadn't had her for very long. Hope was a sweet furry friend and I made a big fuss of her.
We stayed chatting for several minutes until Gregg turned up, and it was time for Hope to continue her walk. A sweet encounter and a good start to our own walk.
Here she is checking out one of the many smells she would encounter that day, curious about everything as I saw her disappear out of sight. I could tell Hope would have a very happy life with the lady she was with. I had a good feeling and I just knew there was a special connection between the two of them, and a whole lot of love.
The only birdlife I saw on the pond were two Canada Geese. There were no nests nearby that I could see.
Do you ever like to study the bark on trees? We are always interested in them and need to learn how to ID all the ones we see. Our next project! Gregg took the following photo.
Here is another I don't know the name of.
It seems that many have decided to show how much they care for their partner. I know it is an age-old tradition but what I would say is give them a hug instead and tell them verbally. Leave the tree alone for others to enjoy, what say you? I wonder what Hal and Nancy are doing now? I wonder when it was that he carved their names on this tree? Hal had to be a tall man to do that. It was way above my head. (I believe I have shared this tree in an older post.)
It is really peaceful in this area.
"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday."
~A. A. Milne~
It would be lovely to live in a home next to a park or a large public garden...
and it always gives me a lift to see the first daffodils.
How sweet the daffodil, its sunlight hue calls out, "Notice me, I am joy!"
'Glory of the Snow' from my last post.
I thought the hyacinths were a very pretty shade of pink.
The cherry blossoms were in bloom.
There were also more dogs to see. I didn't take photos of them all...
and I was surprised to see so many of these small dogs. Are they Maltese? A Maltese Convention perhaps?
I don't think I was seeing the same dogs over and over again.
We are slowly getting to the end of our walk, and we stop near the house. If you go here and scroll down its page, you can find a short history of the place.
From the lovely green door...
down to its door knocker, it is interesting to read its history.
As we walked down the hill to where Gregg had parked our car, I stopped to take one more photo of these new buds.
And that was it for the day's walk and photo taking. It was lovely, and now we have to decide where we are going to go next time.
We have company coming, so may be a little slow getting back to you over the weekend.