Thursday, May 17, 2018

Good Morning Greentree . . .

 Sometimes Park Rangers take time to tell me about favorite places.
I always visit and when i see my friends again i thank them and tell them my favorite parts.

Last week Mom took us to Green Tree Park.
There's a new path behind the ball courts.

Mom let's us look around.

The provided trail is smaller than some places we go.
(so we take "extra steps" all around . . . )

Here's a flower for Mom.

Happy Walking,

"The Pupster"

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Sniffing Park

Hey There!  Mia here.
(Yes, Mom calls me 'the pupster' 
ya gotta love her protective instinct.)

SO, I've convinced Mom to sometimes carry the teeny camera.
Then, i gotta remember to tell you about Good, Better, Best Pupster Adventures.

Close to my house is a small
super-duper small
We have a special rule for this park.
I'm allowed to sniff.

We walk together . . . we are supposed to keep moving, not stop and savor the smell . . 
I request a sniff pretty often . . . so, Mom made adjustments . . .
 sometimes she'll walk real slow so I can catch a whiff . . . 
OR, she'll stand still for a slow count of 5 . . .
 BUT . . . in the "Sniffing Park"  I get to inspect, smell, savor as long as i want . . . 
it's a good idea.)
When I was a baby I used to play on the playground.
There's a tunnel and a slide i used  to enjoy.
After a while, I preferred to sniff.
Wouldn't YOU?
There's a little hill approach to one side of the Sniffing Park.  
The park is one corner lot of a block. 
There's a shelter.  We wait under under rain storms.
There are swings, and other things to play on.  Underneath all the equipment the ground is cushy padded stuff.  It's funny to walk on.
There were more trees, but they crashed.
The park rangers keep finding ways to protect the little house next door.
The park rangers are really nice.
They make every park . . . awesome.
Here's the entrance right by the little house next door.
Here's the hill on the other side of the sniffing park.

gotta go
but, I'll be back soon
because there's plenty of walks to share with you.

The Pupster


Friday, April 27, 2018

Beautiful Day

It is so lovely today
the weather forecast encouraged,
"Lunch Outside Today!"
This is one of the "corporate picnic areas" in Queeny Park.
There is even pick up service on days like this, for people driven to return to work on time.
Have you read This Article on lunching in Spain? 
One more thing.
A local journalist asked people for tips on "Best Bubble Gum Songs."
Reading responses, the readers understood the question to be about
a type. or era of music.
I submitted this:
gotta go . . . got books . . . and imagination to share
love & love,

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Into the Woods . . . .

We have new walking gear - and we know how to use it.

We have chosen one of the nature trails in the sculpture park.  
I KNOW this resembles ancient ruins.  
It's really artwork.  
Kinda cool, hm?

We tend to choose less traveled, less populated paths . . . 

We were happy to find this spring house again.  
The first time we spotted it is was covered in ice and snow . . . 
this time was warmer and the terrain offered easier walking choices.

Here's a better view.  
Before plumbing as we know it, people created places to collect fresh water.  
That's what this was.  
There's lots of rivers close . . . so, plenty of fresh streams.  

This time we could see several trails.  
Next time, perhaps we'll travel up this one.  

We chose a teeny bridge across the steam. 
 It was thrilling, the path did not look well traveled, 
it was an adventure to find our way home again.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Thursday Morning Stroll

Thursday Morning Stroll.

New Walking Gear.  We are on our way.

Unexpected Surprise.  
First Lake of the Day.
Lovely View.

That bench has a good view.

Second Lake.
Later in the year there will be water flowers all over.

The Woods . . . think Spring is a rumor.

Mom, Let's walk THAT trail.

Eventually we'll climb that beautiful hill.
Six miles safely - before the day warms up.


Friday, March 2, 2018

Dear Waitingle,

Some of our days are wet and cold
A few of our days are Splendid for walks

Sometimes, on Splendid Days,
Mom will walk us where most people don't go.
I like all walks
But, days - around the edges, 
and through woody places
can be thrilling.
Tilles Park isn't the best place during winter because the rangers begin to set up for their Holiday Light Extravaganza.  It raises a lot of money and is important - but the work starts in Fall.  Signs are posted to stay on the road way because of wiring.  The event lasts a couple of weeks, maybe - then a long times passes until all the wires and lights are removed.  
On the first nice days when the lights are gone, 
everyone gets excited, and the park gets a little crowded.
Mom will guide us around "secret places."
She lets me sniff.
I like sniffing.
(Someday I'll ask her to show you my "personal sniffing park.")
There are shelters, play areas for children, a pond, ups and downs in the middle of the place for climbing and sniffing, ball fields, picnic places (good for sniffing, if you can get your human to stop for a while . . . )
I think this is a park favorite place.
When it's time to celebrate schools, this shelter is packed with balloons, cooking food, kids singing and enjoying the day.

There are paths that pass by the shelters.
Mom makes sure i get to see,
then guides us back to places that remind her of the mountains.

look!  the grass is getting green.

Okay, I need to go.
Mom may take us here today before chores.
She takes "the long way" in the car with windows down.
We take slower roads,
so we can sniff the air
and see the sights.

There's a suggestion
that we may go
to "the cookie store"
and get some Big Cookies
for me.

so, bye now!
the pupster.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Dear Waitingle,

I have NOT abandoned you.
Our society has tilted.  
Many adventures I took before included safety concerns.

SO, I will return to The Garden.
It's "In The City," Beautiful, Always Changing, and Wonderful.

I'll continue to carry the teeny camera along on some 
 "Girl & Pupster Adventures" 
because there are marvelous places for canines to enjoy in our area.

When it seems prudent, I'll adventure New to Me Places.

While sorting out the what and where of safer discovery,
We'll enjoy ourselves in "The Garden."