Mid Spring At Community Park
The annual spurt of growth is at it’s peak here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Even the oaks, always the last get their leaves, and the last to lost them on the fall are clothed in their fresh green coats.
As I approached the lake I noticed another sign that the season is moving on, the flowering of the hawkweed. I remember this weed in my backyard as a young child and knew it’s blooming meant that the school was almost over.
I took a walk around the lake hoping to see the bald eagle, osprey, loon, or at least some water fowl I have seen in the past. No luck this time. I did not a single bird of any kind but heard a few blue jays, robins and crows and spotted this fellow in a tree.
The woods of Northeastern Pennsylvania are so pretty this time of year, with the pink azaleas in bloom. I am hoping I can get out for another hike this week, although there is rain in the forecast. I will still hike in the rain but, unfortunately, not with my camera. But I am sure there will be many sunny days ahead this Spring. Here is a link to some more photographs I took on my hike. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-2017/nggallery/photographs-2017/Community-park-may-23-2017-
“The nation behaves well if it treats its natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value.” ― Theodore Roosevelt