Community Park: No Eagles, But Not A Bad Place To Spend A Late Summer Evening
It was a perfect September day here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Deep blue cloudless skies with cooler and less humid Canadian air. Perfect walking weather. I headed out after work and, first checked out a few of my favorite wild mushroom spots , I found none growing, probably because of the dry weather. I decided to visit our local Community Park and beautiful Lake Irena since I have heard reports of a bald eagle sighting in the area.
I have many fond memories of this park. My dad would bring us out here every Spring and I remember throwing rocks in the water and cranking the pump handle on the old drinking fountain at the park.
The park has a lot more recreational facilities now, and I have a few post about the park in my blog archives, but Lake Irena looks just the same as it did those many years ago.
And it’s shores still have youngsters throwing rocks in the water, looking for frogs or watching the ducks and geese that live here. Some things never change.
I walked along the shores but didn’t see any eagle. I did enjoy watching , and listening to the ducks and geese.
There was not much other wildlife now, not even any dragonflies that dart along the shores of the lake in the Summer. But the beauty of the lake in the late Summer sunlight assured me I made a good choice in hiking out here this evening.
I spent some quiet moments reflecting on the many years that passed since my dad first showed me the beauty of this park.
The sun set earlier now and so I left this pleasant little park as the rising gibbous moon appeared in the eastern sky.
Once again I realized you don’t have to travel far to find the beauty of nature. It is all around us, if you keep your eyes peeled and look for it. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike this evening. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-page-2/nggallery/photographs-page-two-blog/Community-Park-Hazle-Township-September-12-2016
A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. ~Henry David Thoreau