Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Path

A few years ago, our city made a new walking path. It runs along the river, and is paved and fairly level. It  is called the South River Greenway, and is a little over a mile long. For the first time, we went to take a look on Sunday. It is less than five minutes from our house.  Since I cannot walk any distance anymore, Phil wheeled me in out transport chair. The first thing I noticed were these lovely trees lining the sides of the path.

These are River Birch trees, and I love the trunks!



There was Pokeweed that was just a bit past it's prime.


And assorted small wildflowers.





The squirrels were enjoying the trail too.

Through all the bushes, you can see a peek of the river. It runs alongside the entire trail.

As we left, I spotted this man with his walker, oxygen, and dog.

“‘…those who put others on the right path to life will glow like stars forever.
Daniel 12

“We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.”
 ~Ben Sweetland 

12 comments:

crafty cat corner said...

It's hard when you can't walk distances like before isn't it?
Both of us used to take long walks in the country and along the seafront but we can't do it now.
We're thinking of getting a small buggy that we can fold and fit into the car for Tom as he's getting so short of breath, maybe I can get one of those skate boards and attach it somehow to pull along behind, lol
The bark on the trees is just lovely, I never get tired of nature's beauty.
Briony
x

Linda said...

Ginny, you are an artist with your posts. They have a message and a theme and all reflect your faith. I love how you do your background, header and post to coordinate. I love and admire you more than you know. Love and prayers from Texas!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

it is wonderful that you can get out even it is being pushed and such a loveky walk

Ann said...

What a nice place for a walk. Those are some interesting looking trees

MadSnapper said...

this is very similar to our sidewalk that runs down the river, yours is more rustic wooded, ours is river views, but the same thing... the squirrel pic is awesome, looks liki I could pet him by reaching in... LOVE those trees that are peeling.... glad you got the outdoor walking even if you had to be pushed

George said...

I think more and more cities are bulding green-way walking paths. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the one near your home.

Tamago said...

Beautiful sceneries! How nice the city made such a lovely trail.
Looks like both humans and critters are enjoying it :-)

Chatty Crone said...

Ginny only you can find so many beautiful things - just going on a trail -they are all just wonderful amazing. I love this. sandie

Shug said...

River Birch trees....one of my favorites. My husband grows fields of these things. I love the bark!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Looks like a wonderful walking path.I'm so glad you got to get out and enjoy it as well.

Nancy Chan said...

Good to know that you are out enjoying the walk with Phil. Interesting to see the barks of the tree peeling off. Cute squirrel and such a peaceful river.

Sandi said...

Beautiful photos, Ginny!

The guy with the walker is inspiring. He's out and about! :)

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