Tuesday, October 08, 2013

After Work Walk

Sometimes I grow tired of walking in my neighborhood. It's a typical boring suburban housing development. One of the older ones with no sidewalks and no manufactured ponds. So today after work I decided to swing into another neighborhood on the way home. A higher end golf community with a walking trail.

pretty yellow poison ivy

The trail runs between the links and the river, in low lying, somewhat swampy terrain. I tend to avoid this trail during mosquito season because it appears to be prime breeding ground. I thought I would be safe today (it's October after all!), but I still managed to find a few of the little pests.

I also found these eye catching plants and trees.

Old Man's Beard

Virginia creeper

Gleditsia triacanthos

Definitely better than walking the streets of my neighborhood, dodging cars and dogs. I need to stop here to walk more often!


Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

YAY! Maybe soon we can walk with you!

We are seeing some of the same things--the red Virginia creeper trees, for example.

a/k/a Nadine said...

That would be great! :-)