Sunday, August 3, 2014

THE NATURIST

 
Another reason to love summer is that it gets me outdoors more and I can enhance my exercise regime further. During the week after work, three days a week, I head up the road by five minutes to Peace Valley Park. Peace Valley Park is a 1,500 acre park located near Doylestown. It is part of the Bucks County Park System. The park surrounds Lake Galena, a 365-acre lake, which makes for a nice work out , 6 miles around!!! I generally split the walk into quarters, where I'll walk and then jog, then walk again and finish up by jogging. It is quite an excursion, but the lake is so beautiful you don't really notice the long distance, plus running shirtless gives time to soak in more rays. Last week I took my phone to snap, snap, snap some pictures of this oasis up the road.
 
 
I have never taken out a sail boat, but have rented a canoe or kayak from time to time to paddle the perimeter of the lake.
 
Anyone know what these flowers are???? They remind me of Hibiscus but I doubt that's what they are. Perfect for behind the ear no?
 
A cool looking dragon fly......
 
A love Queen Anne's Lace, one of my favorite flowers/weeds!
 
 
There is also many different water birds to be seen.....
 
 
A lavender farm that backs up against the running trails of the lake...
 
Once in a while Buster Bolfig goes to the lake, but not in excessive heat and we generally only walk half the lake, to far for his short little legs...... but he will jump in the lake!
 
Some clipping I brought home Friday from the lake.......

 
And upon getting home from the lake Friday, on the grounds here by the maintenance building some new guest arrived at the Casa Du Borghese.......
 
 
Any dibs anyone?!?!? this was right near my car. Free turkeys!!!!!! And friends say it's only appropriate all this bird around here!!!!!

27 comments:

  1. wild turkeys or turkey vultures - something dead nearby? ;-)

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    1. Wild turkeys hon. They best watch because we also have fox here and two black bears have been spotted at the lake. And I don't mean the gay variety.

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    2. "...two black bears have been spotted at the lake. And I don't mean the gay variety."

      DAMN! I loves me some bears of the gay variety!

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  2. Beautiful flowers! I wish I had sun where I live, but we could use the rain.

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  3. That is incredible!!!!! You really have the best of both worlds out there. Bucks County has some of the most beautiful scenes around this area, have even considered a move there. Wonderful pictures.

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  4. I would be most likely dead before completing this walk!!!! It is very pretty though, lovely! I love nature collecting walks!

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  5. What a pleasant stroll through the park. Beautiful pics... thanks for sharing!

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  6. Looks like a great place for a walk run or snooze!

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  7. What a lovely post! I'm a bit winded from the long walk, 6 miles!!!!! We haven't been there for years. But it all looks so picturesque! You have inspired me to take note of more things and your gathered nature's bounty makes me feel happy.

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  8. I think... that you and I would get along brilliantly. I love being outdoors and walking and running. Amazing pictures. You live in one beautiful area , with much to see and do. And there is nothing sexier than a boy with his dog!

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  9. I love lakes, your so lucky to be so close to one. Wild turkeys!!!!!! That's cool. But the bears may scare me knowing their there. Those pink and white flowers do look familiar, but I don't think there hibiscus.

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    1. I don't get to nervous since I haven't seen them. I think they are pretty much deeper in the wood.

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  10. don't get to be in nature much so thank you for sharing with us your pretty photos. I can just smell that lavender farm, how marvelous.

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  11. What a beautiful lake!!!! Love the cranes, that is amazing. And wild turkeys? You know Thanksgiving is coming.That dragon fly looks huge! those flowers you question sure look like Hibiscus to me.

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  12. Well is it any wonder you have such sexy legs with that walk!!!!!! I would love that lake, looks huge!

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  13. How beautiful! Bringing nature indoors is such a wonderful experience! Loving all the flower shots. Looks like a perfect place to skinny dip!!!!

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  14. Lovely tour! Say woof to Buster for Abby and Tar.

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  15. I'd be up at that lake all the time! I love kayaking. But now, their is only one thing I wanna do with those legs.........

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    1. here come the sweet talk now........

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    2. His leg and ass are among two of his many assets.

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  16. As always, it is such a joy visiting your blog, dear friend ! What a nice way to end some of your days in the week and clear the mind. Those turkeys are cracking me up though.

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  17. Thank you for all your kind words everyone!!!!!!

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  18. Beautiful photos! Summer looks amazing in your part of the world!
    Hope your having a lovely weekend

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  19. Hope you're having a nice weekend... really like these photos and your pose with Buster. That is an amazing place to be able to go too..

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  20. Its nice to have a place like that so close to escape. But come on, admit it......you have skinny dipped after those marathons

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  21. Thanks for the great lake tour. Exercising outdoors is always a good thing, especially with this scenery.

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  22. I'm pleasantly surprised to see this post has nothing to do with you being naked.

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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