Tuesday, March 21, 2023

The Reservoir

 Our small town has a lovely Reservoir...with a 1.7 mile walking path around it.
Only 5 minutes from home,
the hubs enjoys walking it, I have been using my Zinger to go around with him.
It was warm here Friday, St. Patrick's Day, the walk was so enjoyable.
The town has added some pretty gazebos, benches, chairs and bird houses.
There are also some beautiful gardens filled with flowers all around the reservoir.
The walkways are clean and monitored with cameras.

This land was once a sandpit and a dumping ground for people's unwanted trash.
The town purchased it, and made it what it is today.
Such an awesome addition to our town, so many people use it every day.

Pretty daffodils and the bird feeders are always full!


Male Bufflehead Duck, 
in New Jersey only during the winter, he is a small colorful diving duck.
The clouds came out and his color faded, such a shame, it is a beautiful duck.

This Cormorant got lucky on it's fishing expedition.
That's the perfect chunky little fish.

- it's not how many miles you walk, it's how many smiles you share -


R's Rue said...

So beautiful.

BeachGypsy said...

Your town has made a lovely reservoir there! What a pretty place to go enjoy the walkways. Sure isn't a trash dump any longer!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love when a town does something wonderful like that trail -- so good for people and for nature, a real win-win. And that would be a perfect morning walk -- just about the right length on a good paved walking trail. With all that beauty to see.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh wow! That looks like a wonderful place to walk and enjoy the beauty of all nature.

Susie said...

Debbie, That is a nice place to walk and bird watch. Or sit and relax on a warm day. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Lowcarb team member said...

Very nice photographs, it looks a great place to walk.

All the best Jan

Catherine said...

It’s a nice walk to do I love the place. I have never seen theses ducks they are very nice. Enjoy your day !

eileeninmd said...

Hello Debbie,
The reservoir is nice, I would like the walking path and watching the bird feeders. Great shots of the Bufflehead and your Cormorant looks like a loon to me. Take care, have a great day!

Jim and Barb's Adventures said...

The bufflehead is a truly beautiful bird with the white, the iridescence purple, blues, and greens of its' head. One of the speediest ducks on the water.

DrumMajor said...

Your town had a wonderful plan to improve that area! Love the purple martin house! Linda in Kansas

Conniecrafter said...

I just love when towns make such pretty places out of once was junk, looks like a very nice path and to have water and the ducks to see also is a plus! That bufflehead duck sure is cool!

Marie Smith said...

What a perfect place fora walk! Love it! The birds were creat captures!

Sally said...

Y'all find the best places. I love this.


21 Wits said...

Just adore your closing quote it's spot on. Your Peeps are marvelous they are such a thing! Always have been and always will be in our family.