Sharing my adventures in the Colorado mountains in the summer, and beautiful Ft. Worth Texas in the winter.
Monday, May 5, 2014
On The Trail
We enjoyed a beautiful, busy, weekend here in north Texas. It has finally gotten hot, but it still seems cool to us, after living forty something years on the Texas coast... where it is always humid. We took another long walk this weekend along Ft Worth's Trail System. This section (River Bend Nature Area) is close to where we are building our house, and it is never crowded.
There are endless miles of trails, most of them leading to or along the Trinity River and it's tributaries. As you can see, we are in a drought, and desperately need rain.
The wild flowers are sort of sparse, but I spotted a pretty thistle or two.
I had never noticed these before. Every so often, there were signs telling you where you are located . So, in an emergency. if the 911 call doesn't automatically locate you...you can give them your location. Provided you remembered to bring your cell phone (which I did)......How did you think I took these pictures ?
I also noticed that they had benches along the way. Some under trees, and this one with it's own shade canopy. What is that sliver pipe you say?
It's a drinking fountain or a bubbler as my husband from Chicago calls it. By the way, you would never all it that in Texas!!
The top part of the drinking fountain there was even a station for filling your water bottle.
and down at the base is actually a fountain for your four legged friend. Happy Monday.(or Tuesday for Grace and Roz). I am hoping that you have sunny skies, and if not, would you please send some rain our way...Thanks!...Janey
How could one persons life be so different from winter to summer? Well stick around and see. I live in a cosmopolitan city half of the year and then head to a tiny town in the mountains the other half.....a place full of interesting people, beautiful scenery, wild animals......and great adventures!