A new discovery
It’s surprising how you can live in a place for so long, and still come across new places to walk! A church friend of mine had posted pictures recently from this park, so we decided to check it out. It’s actually a combination of several parks, Symmes Township Park, Meade Historic preserve and Home of the Brave Park, and will be a great addition to our places to go when it’s been raining, and especially in winter, when some of our favourite places get really muddy, as the paths are either paved or gravel, but there’s some ups and downs so it’s not too boring. It’s actually fairly close to a major crossroads that we go through whenever we are going to the bike trail in Loveland, but instead of going straight on, you turn left! The morning was rather grey and overcast, but finally towards lunchtime, the clouds began to part, and it became a lovely sunny early afternoon. We’d only just started, when Laura called us on WhatsApp, and we were talking with her much of the way around! I took several photos, so I made a collage - lovely shadows, a reconstructed log cabin in the Meade Historic preserve, and a couple of a number of Christmas decorations hanging from shrubs and twigs in the forest. The Christmas decorations I assume are linked to the story walk, illustrated panels along the path, telling a story. This season’s story is Winter dance by Marion Dane Bauer, “ Snow is coming, and it's time to get ready! The squirrel gathers nuts, the geese soar south, and the snowshoe hare puts on its new white coat. But what should the fox do?” A great way to entertain young children along the trail!
I guess that’s one good thing that has come out of this memorable year - spending more time at home and traveling less has made us explore our immediate environs more, and we’ve made a few new discoveries!