Just Down the Road
We are driving again to tour the Whirlpool State Park. Still hurting a bit, so no walking to the park today. Let’s get the Jeep parked and walk down the hill a bit. Big colorful trees.
We make our way under the tree canopy to the Welcome pavilion.
The stone walk is bordered by two perennial and annual mixed planting beds.
These lovely blooms are still flowering nicely. The celosia and asters look great together.
Add a little Mexican flavor and color to spice up the daisy bed.
Tone it back down with Becky.
Busy bee still working for a living. Caught in the act.
This is the look-out on the back of the pavilion. Look how close the tree is to the look-out. My guess is that the park, being so natural, lives and let lives. But that does not explain all the construction tape I saw though. It looks like a good tree to climb.
The forest edge is alive with wild flowers.
The understory is frothy blue with wild asters. No animal life was to be found except for those pesky squirrels.
Delicate flowers reach for the light.
The forest floor has variety of color and bloom.
The gravel path winds through the forest.
The roar of the water is loud, the froth churning and blue water is running fast.
Back to civilization.
Hope you like the tour of the forest. I don’t know if you noticed that there is not much for understory brush. I think the park officials must keep it somewhat tidy. Some of the images you can see where the vegetation gets denser, but those areas are more impassable.
Well off I go and our next visit will be fall at the farm. I have some nice wildflower images from my favorite butterfly haunt. See you then.