A Walk In The Park, Part 1

It was a cool and sunny day Tuesday on mama’s off day, so she went for a walk in Humboldt Park on the southside and took her camera with her (you will need to save this link as an MS Word File then open it) .  The park she visited was one she hadn’t been to in many years.  Back in the Dark Ages when she was a teenager, her family lived near it and she and her sister used to go there in the summer.  She’s been dying to get some photos of fall colors to post and today was the perfect day for it.

Ready?  Let’s go.

This is the entrance:

Cool black and white shot
This is the park looking at it from the east:
   
This park is over a hundred years old and is a mile and a half from Lake Michigan.  The oldest thing in the park is this gazebo, which was constructed in 1921 as a memorial to those who served in WWI.
 
Biggify this to see the plaque clearly.  Note how nearly all of the names are German.
The park is 70 acres and contains a multitude of trees, hills, and wild life, plus two lagoons.  There was a family of ducks that she tried to take a picture of but it was too blurry.  A gaggle of Canadian geese were nearby, though, and they were kind enough to pose for her.
“Hey, What are YOU looking at?”
Mama thought they looked like they were getting lined up for a parade or something.
“Does anyone need to go to bathroom?  Do it now!  Mike, stop goofing around.  Jenny, did you just pour soap into Carrie’s tuba?  Everyone get into formation–we’re next!”
There were also squirrels everywhere.  Mama wanted to bring these two home (we would have protested).
The colors were amazing (not that we would know that, since we weren’t invited).
This one red tree in the middle of all the green ones was pretty cool.
There were still some wildflowers hanging on.  We don’t know what kind these are.

Mama’s sad attempt at an artsy shot.

There are more photos to post, but we’ll save it for tomorrow. Mama was snap-happy and doesn’t want this post to run too long.
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6 responses to “A Walk In The Park, Part 1”

  1. The Creek Cats says :

    Your mom is furry good with a camera! Lovely shots!Such a nice park. Wish we had one of those around here!

  2. Laila and Minchie says :

    Since fall is our Mom's favorite time of year, she totally enjoyed these pictures and is eagerly waiting to see the rest of them.

  3. CCL Wendy says :

    Such a lovely time of year to go for a long walk in a park like this! Just gorgeous — and full of wildlife and historical things to see along the way, too! Can't get any better than that.Thanks for the compliment on my dining table. I got the little pumpkin bowls for my birthday last week and made some homemade Squash Bisque to put in them, sprinkled with a little paprika. I like to cook, too!

  4. Virginia says :

    Ahhhh…isn't it great that you're working a shift that you can enjoy life again? Good for you! We're loving your new site!

  5. The Island Cats says :

    Thanks for taking us on that walk with your mom! Those pictures are wonderful! We 'specially like the one with the geese!

  6. Derby says :

    Woweee, such nice pictures. Mum is furry familiar with that park, she tells me she used to live about a block south of it!

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