We always start off at the pond area when we go to this garden. We have seen Great Blue Herons at the first pond, but there were only a pair of Canada Geese today.
Two ladies were enjoying our usual bench so we walked to the gazebo and found it empty. We sat there for about ten minutes.
The Turtles were out.
I have noticed several times how turtles tend to stretch their back claws out. Curious I looked on line to find out why.
As we walked on I noticed new shoots growing. Looking at my plant app "Picture This", it identified the leaves as coming from an American beech tree. Here's a poem I found in the description, one of the many reasons I enjoy this app. It will give you a poem about a certain flower, plant or tree, if available.
"I feel I'm growing old Mary,
But few now walk with me,
Or sit and talk where many met,
Beneath the old beech tree."
A good reminder to be nice to everyone we meet as we walk through the garden, and through life for that matter.
Here is the Cardinal I shared in this post.
More next time, when we get to the top of the hill.
Enjoy your day and thank you for visiting.