Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Good Fences - #13 19 June 2014


Welcome.
Walking On the Quiet Side
 to uncover Fences!









Can you see me?  Okay, no you can't since I'm taking the picture.  It's from this point in the woods that my post begins.



My idea for this post began from my hike through these bushes.  Are you ready to track down this fence and see where it ends?




My goal is at the end of this boardwalk.













I was being followed by ducks, a bright red Cardinal and other birds.
















We're getting closer.


Back in that group of trees is where we started this adventure.




To this end result! Behold nature's treasures.  Can you see the baby turtle too?

For adventurous and daring folks, just beyond this point is a secret path leading deeper into more woods.

Note:  Surprisingly enough, you might think this place is lost somewhere in a magical forest, with acres upon acres of wild nature at our feet.  In truth, it's smack in the center of Burnsville, Minnesota and two blocks from where my mother lived the last ten years of her life.



32 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty nature preserve! The nice boardwalk, birds and turtle are all lovely sights.. Have a happy day!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Pretty...reminds me of a resaca we can find in southern Texas.

Love the scenes in all of your photos.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ahhhh

boardwalks

kain't beet 'em

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Karen I love how you took us step by step along the board walk looking at beautiful reflections and fences along the way. Just lovely.

TexWisGirl said...

'can you see me?' you goof! :)

lovely boardwalk and beautiful reflections! so lush, too!

thanks for linking in!

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful walkway and water! I love places like that. Reminds me very much of a similar one near Chaska. And another beautiful one in Havre de Grace, MD. It's so peaceful, isn't it. And yes, I spot that little turtle!

Sandra said...

a beautiful trip to find those treasures. and right in the middle of town.. how cool is that

bj said...

I do love boardwalks and bridges. These photos are great and I did, indeed, see the little turtle.:)

CJ said...

This place looks lovely ---such a nice place to walk and see nature. Lovely photos.

Burnsville ---I know it well, but not in person. I used to work at a call center for a major cell phone company, and although I wasn't anywhere near MN, that was where most of my calls came from. Since I needed to look at maps to determine where cell towers were, I learned a lot about the state. I am probably one of the few outsiders who know where Bemidji and Minot are and that Monticello is pronounced differently than Jefferson's home. (I read a lot of John Sandford novels in which his main characters drive all over the state and I know exactly where they are.)

Karen said...

I love a boardwalk that meanders through the forest. Great shots!

Karen S. said...

CJ Thanks for sharing that, how interesting. Now you can see a bit of Burnsville in real life! My daughter works in Monticello too! It's always fun to hear people name some of the things around here when they come from other states! We do have some odd words, like Xerxes! It's a street here.

Lynn said...

This a beautiful place, I was a bit excited as I recognized your photos from another blog quite a while ago, it is still amazing and so beautiful.

Phil Slade said...

How wonderful to have such a beautiful spot close to town and home. Lovely photos Karen.

Frank said...

Karen. I enjoyed the stroll along the boardwalk plus the surprise at the end. A lovely location to while away a few hours.

Thanks for visiting the Wildlife Watcher.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

now that is my kind of walk. gorgeous views. peaceful too. ( :

Debbie said...

Looks like an awesome, well maintained place to walk!! Those ducks thought you had food!!

Mascha said...

A magical place! Great pictures with thestrong graphical fence, the shadows and reflections..
Greetings from Germany :-)

Filip and Kristel said...

Looks great, have seen such fences a lot in the States, in the Everglades and Sanibel.

Greetings,
Filip

Tanya Breese said...

a pretty place for a walk!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Yes, I see the turtle! Such a beautiful, peaceful place to walk!

Grantham Lynn said...

What a fun walk. Even though you were stalked....at least it was only ducks! Great post.
Thanks again for coming by.
Have a great Friday.
Sherry

Felicia said...

very peaceful and serene. Hard to believe its in town.

marilyn said...

oh... such a beautiful walk...

orchid Miyako said...

OMG; GORGEOUS long boardwalks and bridges which you enjoyed the walk followed by birds♡♡♡ It sure must have been really refreshing, Karen.

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Stephanie said...

This is a pretty spot! I would love to walk along that boardwalk, to see those ducks and the turtle. Great images!

Ida said...

What a great place to take a nature stroll. I would enjoy this a lot.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful walk! The footbridge and the scenery are very nice and seeing the ducks and baby turtle are worth the walk. Very nice!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That's a great river walk!

I'll have to visit the one on the Scioto in Columbus again soon.
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J Bonafilla said...

What a lovely boardwalk. Super photos too. All the best, Bonny

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'm giving it a shot.

;-)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

You always take us on the coolest adventures.

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