We ( my sweet hubby and I) went for a drive the other day. As you know, it’s one of our favorite things to do. The weather was perfect, the sky was clear, and the company was exceptional. I wish I could have taken you with us too. It truly was a “blue bird day”. We decided to drive a few minutes out of town ( only about 10 minutes) to a lovely park, Fern wood Park.
The wordless Wednesday post below was taken at a park by our home on the same day.
On the drive up the hill to the park you pass this home. It’s a castle! Isn’t it wonderful.
-story of the castle/ home- A man ( Gary) fell in love with a lovey lady ( Lynda), it was love at first sight. They traveled the world together and then married. A Short time later Lynda was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.During one of her remission periods Gary vowed to build her the home of her dreams. It has a pool, tennis courts and a lovely stable area. Just by looking at the outer gates you can see that Gary placed his wife’s beauty not only into the home but into all that surrounded it as well. Soon after he began to build it Lynda lost her battle with cancer. Sadly she did not live to see her dream home finished. However, Gary later dedicated the home to his lost love and held tours for a short while. ( Those who toured left a donation; later to be given in her memory for the fight against cancer) Built with love and admired from heaven.-
I will often ask to stop at random places when we go for drives. I love taking photos of bridges, click the link to see -windows and doors among other things. Are you drawn to anything in particular when you take photographs?
We arrived at the park and started down this beautiful trail hand in hand ( we always hold hands). I wish I had someone behind us to take our photo. Instead it is held securely in my memory.
We sat for a few minutes to enjoy this view
There was a lot of activity at the park, there were hundreds of lady bugs( ladybirds) flying around.None seemed to land for more than a second. Except for this one, it perched itself right on my face and then slowly crawled up ( yes it felt weird). Sparky ( my husband) snagged the camera and got this shot of my little hitchhiker. ( personal note way to close for comfort with the zoom)
Look at these gorgeous ferns. What would fern wood park be without them?
Red berries for the deer and the little black spider too. You can see it when you click the photo.
Autumn color bright and bold.
Time flew by and soon we were on our way home. A lovely day of happy memory making.
Do you have a park in your neighborhood that makes the hours fly by?