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Yesterday's Walk in the Park

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Walked at Tyler State Park with my best buddies yesterday afternoon. We've had quite a bit of rain lately and the Neshaminy Creek was running so high, the footbridge was under water, as you can see in the photos below. Fortunately, the park is huge and there were plenty of other footpaths to explore with lots of hills, water, and trees. There's been an infestation of the ash trees in the park and they've had to cut down hundreds of trees because they want to stop the infestation and prevent a tree coming down on a hiker/biker. The eventual plan is to replant. Even though I'd read about the infestation in my local paper a couple of times, the difference was still shocking and the devastation heartbreaking. Still, the park is beautiful and it's a great place to be with friends and enjoy nature. It's also the perfect place for blessed solitude if that's what the soul requires.

Pics of the footbridge:

The falls along Neshaminy Creek:

My BFF, DoItDottie, and her dog, Hugs:

Me, with Hugs and my dog, Justice:

Even the dogs were tired after our walk:

I'm looking forward to seeing this park restored to even greater beauty than before this thing with the trees, just as I hope to help my body rejuvenate itself after my own years of neglect. I'm sure visiting and hiking or riding my bike in this park will inspire me.

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  • NHES220
    Great pics. Pretty much every Ash tree is gone from here due to the Emerald Ash Borer. They have devastated the Ash Trees and we had a ton of them in the Illinois area. They planted a lot of them because they grew fast. Sad to see them all cut down.
    714 days ago
    A Saturday walk for the soul! Thanks for going with me. I forgot how much I loved that place, especially at the top of the hill. That beautiful view and the sound of the falls = happy place! The walk was a challenge for me and I will use that as inspiration to live lighter and stronger. I don't want to live in a body that can not hike to beautiful places. Looking forward to taking the bikes, working the uphills and enjoying the downhills.

    Thanks for the great pics.

    Love ya
    714 days ago
    Nice walk even if it was a bit wet. looks like you had lots of water,send some down here,we are dryer than we ever been.
    beautiful shots and cute dogs . emoticon
    Thanks for sharing emoticon
    714 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    Very nice - so rejuvenating!!!
    715 days ago
    So glad you were able to get out for a soul restoring walk in nature!
    715 days ago
    How fortunate to have such a lovely place to walk and bike and take the pups out! "Live Lightly".... I like that! Let's do it!!
    715 days ago
    Oh my goodness!!!! What cute puppers!!!! Beautiful landscape too!! You can do this!!
    715 days ago
    I feel confident your visiting the park often with your walks will do exactly what
    you desire! .... emoticon
    715 days ago
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