I’m assuming everyone has that sign, the one you drive past once and awhile and wonder “what’s that all about?” This is mine…or rather it was...
Not far from my house and en route to the airport, IKEA, DSW and Target (all important destinations) I’ve passed that sign at least 300 times (by rough calculation) since moving here in 2005. Guess what! We finally stopped, okay honestly it was in July when we visited but I’m just now getting around to posting about it. This willow tree takes me back to my childhood; I wish we had space for one.
That's a mighty golden Eco-roof.
Tempting...but you just never know...
Our first glimpse of one of the ponds. I was expecting mosquito heaven but thankfully didn't encounter a single one.
A favorite weed of mine, the common Teasel.
Another fav, the much feared Horsetail.
Can you see the wire mesh on the boardwalk? Do you think it's to keep the wood from being slippery? It had the opposite effect for me and I kept catching my flip flips in it. Don't do this at home!
At the ponds edge...
Wild Sweet Peas?
There was a little boat launch here where you could put your kayak or canoe in the Columbia River slough. I've always wanted to paddle along here, although seeing how dingy the water is maybe that's not a great idea.
One of the ponds and the little stream between it and slough.
Somebodies been busy!
And a peek back at the first pond, from the other side.
More Sweet Peas.
These were winding their way up everything!
Another garden worthy big leaf.
Anyone know what it is?
As for nature of the "moving-around type" the only thing we saw were birds (there were ducks on the ponds but no turtles), squirrels, and tiny fish. Still it was a nice walk and a good chance to explore somewhere I'd always wondered about!