This past Sunday, after errands and all of the other falderol that constitutes checking things off of the gotta-do list, Tim and I drove to Shamrock Park. With St. Patrick's Day coming up, it seemed timely ;)
Shamrock Park is in Venice, but off island and a bit south. It's a good-sized park tucked into a rather large neighborhood. It's trails connect to a slightly confusing network of other area trails, one of which, the Legacy Trail, is currently more than 10 miles long. Shamrock park also has both tennis courts and basketball courts, a very nice playground, a nature center and, to my surprise, a pretty little garden.
We don't go to Shamrock often to be honest, but either the garden is very new or I am totally oblivious because I honestly never noticed it before. But once found, I could not resist it. I spent some time just walking through the garden before we set off on our real walk. The flowers are all identified, which is very nice, (although I remember the names of exactly none of them) and of course I took photos. I am not positive, but I think this is supposed to be a butterfly garden. Lizards of course, are always welcome too.
Once we hit the trails, we found that we had lots of choices. Which way to go? So many forks in the path! We made our choices completely arbitrarily and somehow still ended up walking along the water. Almost always end up there. Maybe because we are both Cancerians our internal compass points us that way automatically? That sounds silly so that's probably not it, but still that is exactly what happened.
There were lots of interesting things to see and wildflowers to admire, birds, rocks, shells and other trails to wander. We found high spots and low spots and surprises around every turn.
There were so many things blooming that by the end I was getting a little sneezy. But this is spring, the sneezy part of the year. I don't care. I just love the green and the blossoms and the fragrance in the air. I think a little sneeziness is a small price to pay for living in such a beautiful place that has an early spring.
I really love our new habit of the Sunday Walk and I especially like that we find new places to walk every time. Hope you enjoy coming along with us ;)
Just so's you know's, we are taking a long weekend. So enjoy the next few days. We can catch up next Tuesday!
Hugs all 'round
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.