Friday, June 1, 2012

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park: Cabell's Mill and Middle Gate

From our walk this morning... Once I started taking pictures of the deer, I got inspired to take more photos, and basically just photographed the whole rest of the walk since it is so pretty:

If you look closely, you can see the deer looking through the bush  at us

 A pretty bend in the trail

Always wondered about the history of this rock wall

Another view of the same rock wall

I have seen people stopped to pick this...I wonder what it is -- sort of looks like parsley, but wouldn't want to eat it

Pretty bend in the stream

Bench to sit on -- seems to attract couples

"Something smells good."

Middle Gate
 Below is a very pretty section of the wall behind Middle Gate.  There is a cherub above a very worn engraved section which if you look carefully is a quote from the Bible, Jeremiah 48:17 " All ye that are about Him; and all ye that know his name, say, How is the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod":

You have to look very carefully to read the engraving on this
Close-up of cherub on engraved section

Back of Middle Gate

Cabell's Mill,  historical gristmill

Middle Gate

A pretty Magnolia tree

Middle Gate

Information marker

Day lilies -- how pretty

Day lilies blooming at the side of Cabell's Mill by the dogwood tree that was blooming a couple of months ago

Bridge, a portion of which was damaged by flooding this past fall

Across the road, the path continues on to Walney Pond and Walney house

Entrance to Middle Gate

Wishing Well

The wall is built to accommodate this cedar tree
Rocky Run

Some large rocks along the path
There are so many different kinds of plant and animal life in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.  I think it is wonderful that they have documented it:  plant life here , mammals here,  reptiles here and bird life here.  There is even a Great Blue Heron that comes through which I was lucky enough to have seen before.  Below are three different kinds of ferns I noticed on the walk today:
Fern with a flower

Another different fern

Third kind of fern

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