I am someone who enjoys taking photos, my subjects are random, from bugs to babies. Photography is therapy for me, I have no real knowledge of the art, I am learning a bit here and there. I use an inexpensive camera.I simply love taking shots of interesting or beautiful things I see. I love the adventure of attempting to get the perfect shot. Please enjoy these photos and share them with your friends. For me the ultimate success is knowing someone may be amazed or made to smile.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Flowers,Turtles, Fish, Ducks, Geese, Sheep, Bugs, Sky, Ponds in one Glorious Post

This park was established through the work of a neighborhood petitioning the city , working hard to change the area from a wasted old gravel pit to the beautiful place it is now.  Over the years several children drowned in the pits created by the removal of gravel. It had formed ponds,  a convenient place for neighborhood children to go when the heat of summer became too much. The mother to one of these boys decided enough was enough, when she lost her son. It has become a sanctuary for otters, nutria, pond turtles, many bird species, and an abundant amount of wildflowers. The Park is posted with water depth, it is no longer inviting for swimming with the water foliage and critters, it is however a popular in town fishing hole. Enjoy these photos of the new and much improved park.    

http://www.eugeneweekly.com/2006/10/12/news2.html (The sad story of our park!)


  1. Love love love this. Out of something tragic, beauty was built, and out of that beauty a mother finds peace and a community thrives. Just awesome. Thank you for sharing. xoxo

    1. Thank you Jen, it is a wonderful happening.

  2. My dear Jan,
    I agree with what Jenni said. These photos are simply beautiful. Just goes to show there is no greater quality then love...for love cannot die at the doorsteps of death. Love, love, love the flowers...all my favorite colors too. Thank you for sharing.
    Thank you too for your special gift of love. I shall cherish it always because it came from your tender heart.

    Body Of A Woman

    1. Thank you Andy, and you are welcome. <3<3<3

  3. As usual close to nature n beautiful.


    1. Thank you Mani, I do love to be in the wild or as close as I can get.

  4. As i was reading your post a song from the musical Oklahoma kept running through my head... All you needed was the "surrey with the Fringe on top" lol.
    You have some really, interesting and beautiful images here as always. Really nice work Jen!!!


  5. Thank you for this wonderful trip!

    1. I am glad you enjoyed Portia. Thank you for visiting.

  6. WOW! That park is like paradise!!! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL photo's!

    1. Thank you Farfalla, I love this place now, so quiet and peaceful in the middle of a neighborhood. I love that one side backs up to a farm too.

  7. Such a pretty place!! The sheep are so cute. The white with black legs ewe is my favorite. :-) and, of course I love the turtle shots. I saw one of them "flying" on top of a rock. :-)

    1. Thank you Rachel, I love the sheep they were fun to watch. the little ones almost as big as mama yet crying for her when she went to far away...

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