A stroll around the boardwalk

You never know what you’re going to see while strolling around the boardwalk at Reelfoot Lake State Park.  Here are some shots that were taken back in June and July.

… Dust if you must, but the world’s out there
the sun in your eyes, and the wind in your hair;
flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
This day will not come around again …
~Rose Milligan

16 thoughts on “A stroll around the boardwalk

  1. These are all beautiful photos Rebecca – everything looks so lush and green. What a beautiful walk you had. The cypress trees you featured, were these the same trees you showed with snow at the base of them back in the Spring? It seemed they were the same area. I saw turtles on the log in the Creek earlier this Summer and we’ve had so many gray and gloom mornings, that I haven’t seen them sunning themselves in months. They likely come out in the afternoons only now.

    • We don’t have any trouble growing things in our part of Tennessee (especially weeds). 🙂 I always look forward to fall when the grass and weeds stops growing and mowing is no longer necessary. Some of the cypress trees with the snow may have been on the boardwalk. Most were taken a little farther down the road. I always enjoy seeing the turtles at Reelfoot Lake. Their numbers were down at one time, but I have seen quite a few this spring and summer.

      • It looked so lush there – we had a lot of rain in Spring/early Summer but we really need the rain now and will get one inch starting overnight and into tomorrow. I am looking forward to Fall, with hopefully more stable weather. I am watching the turtle nest because I calculated the eggs will hatch around Labor Day and we’ve sure had the heat to incubate them. I would love to see them come racing out of the nest where they’ve been since June 13th, but likely that will happen overnight.

      • Me too Rebecca. Also I made some inquiries about the local sunflower field we were communicating about a month or so ago, and I was told by a local birding association (Rouge River Bird Observatory at University of Michigan-Dearborn), that this sunflower patch was plowed over a few years ago. Apparently Ford Motor Company is changing its large campus and put a building there. She knew of one other small patch, so I’m going to check it out soon.

    • I was up on a boardwalk, and it was down in the weeds below, so I was pretty confident that it couldn’t get to me. They are very fascinating to watch from a safe distance.

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