Saturday, January 12, 2013
The park is closed during the winter months. Maybe that is the reason our family uses the park more in the winter than during the summer! Although it is gated and closed, locals use it for their daily walks. Dogs and humans frequent the loopy trails, enjoying the quiet, wide-open spaces. Bald eagles, hawks, and large owls appear to be spending the winter in the park, and sit high in the trees where they can oversee their world. Occasionally the hoot of an owl can be heard. I admit to keeping an eye out for my dog when we walk near the hawks and eagles! Chilly air requires one to bundle up in a heavy jacket, gloves, and a scarf. But the brisk air and a quick walk get the circulation working well. When warmer weather arrives, we'll be back to walking the track at the high school. But, for the winter months, the park trails are inviting and so very pleasant. I love the reflections of sky on the river and the bare-bones branches of the tall trees at river's edge. Catching every bit of sunshine available is an added plus!
Do you have a favorite place you like to walk in the wintertime? What are some of the interesting things you see as you exercise?