Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
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Friday, November 20, 2009

A November afternoon in the park

Yesterday, I took Gizzy for a qick late afternoon walk in the park. I have been crocheting and knitting a lot, so Gizzy sleeps. He's getting on in years and my hope is that as long as he's sleeping, he's preserving his life and maybe will live a little longer - at least that's my hope! The sun was starting to set and I think I got some interesting shots that I'd like to share with you this morning. I'll start off with a big ole bumble bee that was collecting nectar and pollen from the Lantana bush out back. I already showed you the butterfly photos yesterday, one of which had his wings all torn, poor fella. I always think about all the other places where it's cold and snowing and here I am, watching butterflies and bees and seeing flowers... At the park, I am seeing traces of fall in the foliage and plants around me. As you can see, the weeping willow is bare. Traces of falling leaves are on the ground indicating the changing season. You can see the little gazebo in back where people pose for prom pictures and such. There are several of these pink Camellia bushes/plants all in a row, all blooming a lovely pale pink, almost making it look like spring. There are a few white ones, but mostly they are pink. I think they look just lovely blooming all at once together. A few white Hydrangeas are also blooming, getting the last of the warm sunshine.

My boy just walking and looking around.

Some salmon colored Azeleas are also getting in on the bloom fest.

The lantana seems to be in perpetual bloom.

...and we're walking over to the rose bush. The sun's starting to set leaving streaks of sunrays on the ground. Over to the left is the monument surrounded with roses. As we were sitting there at a picnic table, I took this close up of Gizzy that says: "I am not amused!" but then, what do I know? Overhead I can see a flock of birds circling in the sky. I was told by a fellow blogger friend that they look like Turkey Vultures. Sorry, guys, but I really need a zoomier lens.

Hope you enjoyed our little walk in the park. Be blessed! Guess what I'm preparing to do next?


Julies knitting corner said...

I had a lovely walk in the park thank you for sharing the pictures, they are lovely. best wishes Julie.C

Krafty Max Originals said...

I am do very jealous of Gizzy! I love your walks and adventures, even if it is only in the photos! Thanks!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I loved the walk in that beautiful park! How lovely are those blooms. I miss the camellias blooming in "winter." Where I grew up (New Orleans) it was also a very warm clime, and snow was something I knew of only in storybooks.

Gizzy is so handsome. He can be your little "snowball" whenever you get homesick for snow!

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh that is one big bummble bee. What a fun walk in the park. Gizzy looks so happy and adorable. I love the bridge, its great.

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gin said...

yes, a lovely walk in the park. I love camellia blooms. You are right, the camellia blooms make it seem like summer still, (which by the way is my favorite season)!! Gizzy was probably ready to get back home and lay on the couch..

Samantha G said...

Beautiful Lantana! Your blog will be my source of warmth and flowers and green things for a while since everything up here is starting to look dead :/ Almost all the leaves are gone and the grass is starting to look drab. Sad!

I posted your shop feature today by the way! :)

Julia said...

I love the pond pictures and the one shot of your very happy doggie!!! Those look like turkey vultures in your pic!! They are cool too!