Saturday was a beautiful day last week and it was the perfect morning for visiting friends, Rick and Kim, to take a short walk with me before they continued on their trip to Akron from their home in Florida.
We live only four houses away from a small park that is taken care of by the township’s park and recreation department. The area is mostly grassy - soccer leagues use it for their practices.
A few years ago, a picnic area and a basketball court were built, as well as two swing sets. I’m not quite sure what this piece of equipment below is called. You hang onto a handle and zip from one side of the rail to the other. Kinda like a mini zip-line without the cable!
Here you see Rick hanging upside down as he traversed from one side to the other. We girls didn’t try it…
Kim was trying real hard to get going on this swing. She had to get a boost into it by Rick. She’s a petite little thing, so it took quite a few pumps before she was sailing through the air.
These flowers line the property line of one of the houses that border the park from a cul-de-sac behind it.
Bees were busy buzzing around the flowers looking for nectar. I caught this one in mid-flight. I think he was coming towards me to try and scare me off!
We still have many warm days ahead of us here in southwest Ohio. We’ve had a taste of cooler weather, but we can expect some heat for a while to come. Some of the trees have stopped their production of chlorophyll and my back yard is beginning to fill with falling leaves. It’s my favorite time of year, reminding me of home in New Mexico. Now if I could only have the smell of burning pinon wood coming from the fireplace!
I’m linking this post with Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. Thanks, Susan, for hosting this party.
Won’t you stop by to see what the other participants are sharing today?