Views of the Neighborhood – Greenbelt

Today we are going to check out the Greenbelt and see the effects of the recent rainfall. Since we can walk, we’ll leave the bus at home. Here is a margarita in an insulated to-go container. All set? Let’s go.

Views of the Neighborhood

To start, we can see theΒ flowers are in bloom.

Beautiful vinca.

A good sign. The creek is running.

I thought these puffballs looed nice.

Some yellow flowers.

A small view of the falls.

A view of the spillway.

The producer took over and climbed down the rocks to get a better shot.

The rest of the photos are taken by The Producer since the access points are a little too dangerous for a senior citizen.

Great shot of the falls from below.

The Producer’s camera is so much better than mine. That falling water is captured in a standstill view,

Another shot of the falls from the lower level.

On the way back, a lonely heron was doing a little fishing. He wouldn’t come out,Β so The Producer caught him with a water reflection making him visible.

We found this plant with strange clusters of purple berries.

Another plant with pumpkin-colored trumpets.

Well, that is the tour today. I hope you enjoyed it. Save your container for the next time. Have a great week

 

74 comments

  1. I really needed a walk today, and thoroughly enjoyed tagging along with you, John… The best walk I’ve had all summer and those falls are glorious!

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    1. They are very relaxing too, Jaye. I’m glad you could come along.

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  2. Your puffballs are buttonbush, and the purple berries are beautyberries. I envy those falls! It’s a beautiful spot; I wish we had some falling water around here.

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    1. It is so relaxing, Linda. I enjoy the falls very much. At the coast we didn’t have any either.

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  3. Splendid relaxing photos, dear John! Great! All what we need now. Perfect shots for a good calender. πŸ™‚

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    1. Hahaha. A good idea, Maria. 😁

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  4. Your neighborhood is looking particularly lovely today! I loved the falls in particular.

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    1. Thank you Liz. 😁

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  5. Great walk today. Thanks to the Producer for going the extra mile to provide such beautiful photographs. I’m holding on to my container. Enjoy your Sunday!

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    1. You can have a refill any time, Jill. Thank you.😁

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  6. I like that that spillway is left to nature. The wildlife must like it as much as the wildflowers. The Producer did do a wonderful job of showing the details to us. (watch out John or you’ll be out of job soon!!)
    I have my container here on the desk – washed and ready for next time!

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    1. Great, GP. Yes I may be out of a job especially when I need a yournster to clamber down the rocks. 😁

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  7. Looks fabulous! Thanks for the tour.

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    1. Thanks, Darlene. 😁

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  8. Nothing like some waterfalls to cool the day off. Love that puffball flower!

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    1. Which we learned from Linda in the comments is called a buttonbush. 😁

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      1. That’s a cute name!

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      2. it is cute. Thanks, Barbara.

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  9. What a difference a little water makes! Great photos, John – and a tip of the hat to the Producer. I love looking at waterfalls.

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    1. Me too, Dan. Thanks.

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  10. A delightful walkabout, John, and with refreshment included! I will journey with you and the producer anytime. Glad the environment is receiving the drink that it needed as well. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Me too, Lori. Thanks for going along.

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  11. Loved the nature tour. Looks beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Charles.

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  12. What a gorgeous stroll, John! Thanks for bringing us along. The water looks so refreshing. Beautiful shots. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. 😁

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  13. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Lovely images of nature…always refreshing to the soul! I hope you and your producer have a wonderful day. Together you’ve created a memorable walk. β™₯

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I hope you have a good one as well.

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  14. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Nature walks are always refreshing to the soul! I hope you and your producer have a wonderful day. Together you’ve created something beautiful. β™₯

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    1. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

      Oopps….tried three times to post and suddenly two showed up. Sorry about that!

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      1. It’s okay. Lovely message. Always worth repeating. 😁

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  15. Delightful tour, John — thank you for letting me join in (of course, ’tis a spot early for margaritas, ha!) I especially love the water photos — the creek and the falls — maybe more now because it’s been so very dry here.

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    1. Yes, the rain really helped. That’s why I wanted to see the result. Thanks, Debbie

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  16. Good morning, John!
    I love the pictures of the falling waters, but I would love it even more to sit there watching and listening to the sounds. Which creek is that, btw?
    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. Hurst creek, Pit. I love the sound. Thank you. Have a great Sunday as well.

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  17. I love the shots of the waterfalls! She did a great job! Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😊

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      1. Thanks for the info. πŸ™‚

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  18. Love the water shots, especially!

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    1. Yes. They were good. (I can say that cause I didn’t take them.)

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  19. Thanks for the tour, John. The creek and falls are gorgeous, and I’m saving my container. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes do save it. Or come get a refill. 😁

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  20. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Beautiful shots and I appreciate the margarita:) The waterfall looked so refreshing!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. Glad to have you along. 😁

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  21. A lovely outing! Glad the creek was running. The Greenbelt is really a beautiful and peaceful place to enjoy and get away for a bit. Producer did a good job with the photos of the falls and protecting you from possible harm. Wise man!.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. The Producer is a wise woman. The man not so much.

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  22. They tell me not to go chasing waterfalls, but hell, it’s just so much fun.

    Thanks Boss.

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    1. It is indeed. No fun sticking to rivers and streams we are used to.

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  23. Lovely tour, John. The waterfalls are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  24. These photos are so lovely! Good job, Producer!
    Nice to see water flowing and Al that green.

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    1. I felt the same about the water and gree, Dale. 😊

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      1. Nothing more soothing than a waterfall… πŸ™‚

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      2. A martini comes a close second. 😁

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      3. How about a martini while sitting next to a waterfall? 🍸🌊 (just pretend the second is a waterfall and not a wave, k?)

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      4. Hahaha. I think you have something here.

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      5. I’m thinking, with the right company, we won’t see the time fly… πŸ˜‰

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      6. Or it may fly faster. 🀨

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      7. This is true.

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  25. What a beautiful spot. Puts me in mind of The Barrens from Stephen King’s IT.

    You didn’t see any balloons on your trek did you? 😳

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    1. Nor a clown with shiny eyes.

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  26. Lovely pictures, John. Even the pictures of all that water were refreshing. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. It was a lovely sound too.

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  27. Wish we had an area like that in our neighborhood – such a relaxing walk.

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    1. It is very relaxing and even more so when the temps are down. Thank you, Teri.

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  28. Your neighbourhood is looking lovely, John. We also went for a walk in our local park yesterday. Our neighbourhood is also looking quite nice now.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. Glad yours is looking good too.

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