Friday, May 25, 2012

P52 Photo Challenge - Favorites - Week 21

For this week's P52 challenge, the theme is "favorites." One of my favorite and enjoyable things to do to relax is take nature walks.

Living in the country on a small hobby farm, nature is all around me. Simply going down the road has given me some wonderful memories of wildlife; sunsets and sunrises; and the changing seasons.

Sometimes going on the nature trails at a state park is a welcome break. Last night, for example, Sophia, Olivia, and I went on a birding hike led by a naturalist at William O'Brien State Park.

Earlier in the week, we went with the girls' 4-H club to tour Panola Valley Gardens. The gardens were beautiful; and included a variety of perennials and annuals. There were water features in the gardens as well as ponds with fountains.
Looking through the top of a gazebo at
Panola Valley Gardens.

Sculptures and gazebos enhanced the gardens. This combination of human-created art and natural beauty always is inspiring to me.

Project 52 - p52 weekly photo challenge with Kent Weakley


Sarah Huizenga said...

Agreed. Being outside in nature is the best.

Rita said...

Love the picture. Nature walks are rejuvenating and calming at the same time. :)

Donna said...

I like the graphic look of this. At first I thought it was the eye of a ferris wheel.

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Kristin said...

That IS an inspiring shot - I can see why it's a favorite! Thank you for your visit and I am SO HAPPY that you will be playing again this Summer! Looking forward to it, Kristin xo

Kristin said...

Oh! And I meant to say - that Ice Cream sounds amazing - you had me at Andes mints!

...melody... said...

It's fabulous that you have so much nature to enjoy! :) Great shot!