Finally Some Nice Weather For An Afternoon Walk At Community Park.
It was another cold start this morning, with temperatures near the freezing mark. It was also mostly clear, and in May, the sun is strong and it turned out to be a nice day. So I decided to see if I could find an eagle or an osprey out Lake Irena at out local Community park after work.
The cumulus clouds and sunshine made for perfect walking weather and the park was crowded with families, walkers and fisherman.
I walked around the lake enjoying the profusion of new growth of the plants and trees. I again noticed a lot of flowers on both the low and high bush blueberries. It looks like their will be a big crop of berries everywhere in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The many species of fern were now unfurling their first fronds.
As others were already unfurled.
And the skunk cabbages, growing throughout the wetlands surrounding the lake, were in their Spring green glory.
I did not see an osprey or eagle and I was surprised, and disappointed, to not see many water fowl or song birds. I saw a cat bird, a few crows and some mallards on the water but that was it.
and a few turtles sunning themselves on logs on the lake but that was it.
It still was a perfect day to be out and enjoy the scenery of the lake.
And to see the trees putting forth their first leaves of the season.
The delicate wild lilies of the valley were also blooming on the trails along the lake.
Clouds moved in as I completed my walk but it was nice to see the sunshine for most of the day. I always love a sunny day, but even more so during the wonderful month of May. Here is a link to some more photographs I took on my hike. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-2017/nggallery/photographs-2017/Community-Park-Hazle-Township-May-9-2017-
“Stay close to the serenity of a lake to meet your own peace of mind.”
― Munia Khan