26 June 2013

Inspirational Thursday-Morning Walk

I live in the suburbs, and many times finding and capturing the 

essence of nature is challenging.   I always take my camera 

with me while going for my daily morning walk.  I have several

favorite parks to walk in and today I have a very special one to 

share with you.

This trail is one of my very favorites-I feel as though I have 

found a secret door into a magical land, please come along

with me...

For some strange reason squirrels and I have become friends, 

whenever I take my walks they always pose for me.  I really don't 

think they are the most intriguing creatures, but they do seem 

friendly and as if they want to be noticed.  

This is a Osage Orange which comes from the Maclura Pomifera 

Tree.  Interestingly enough this orange can be found at local 

Farmers Markets-it is believed by many to repel all sort of creepy

crawlies, specifically spiders.

I was quite taken with this leaf-I am really uncertain as to what

is going on with it, it seems to be in quite a predicament.

I find fungus so interesting, all of the little nooks and crannies 

within itself, as well as textures and colors.

I feel as though this must be a Prairie flower.  Our days are

becoming very, very, hot.  Nearly 100 degrees today.  So when I

find little bright treasures such as this one, blooming against all odds,

with no rain and brutal heat, I have a renewed respect for Mother

Nature and of all the wonders which she provides us.

I have saved the very, very best for last -  Do you know how 

thrilled I was when I happened upon this happy go lucky family!

Just look at these baby ducklings-and they are being so well cared

for and so protected.

This pond is at the very back of the trail-I am certain these 

babies will flourish and grow into fine and noble ducks.

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Viewing Nature With Eileen

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Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.


  1. I love the first photo very much! It's inspirational & magical! Wonderful photo! Blessings to you!

    Allie @ Framed by God

  2. Love the tree bending over your trail -- and oh, the ducklings! So sweet. What wonderful captures Jemma. xo

  3. Photos are wonderful ~ love the baby ducklings ~ so adorable and great composition in the photos of them ~ Happy Day to you ^_^

  4. What a wonderful place for a walk, Jemma! You've inspired me to look around our area for hidden treasure places.
    Have a wonderful day!

  5. Oh this looks like such a great place to walk. I would love to be there. Hugs, Marty

  6. Oh, you know how much I love nature! Tell us what birds you see.

  7. Ahh!! Those baby ducks! ..so sweet! Beautiful walk with you Jemma:) Have a nice weekend ahead! xxleslie

  8. Hi Jemma, This looks like such a pretty place to enjoy nature! Thanks for visiting and I am a new follower.

  9. That path certainly beckons you, does it not? I'm hooked so I must find my own..

  10. What a beautiful place to walk! I have never seen or heard of that kind of orange, how interesting! I love all the creatures you've captured!

  11. I love your little duck family! They are so cute and so proud. And that leaf looks like it has some health issues. Love the prairie flower. I enjoyed my walk with you, but it was so hot! lol Now I have seen those big green balls - Osage Orange which comes from the Maclura Pomifera Tree - but I never knew about them - thank you!

  12. Thanks for taking us along on your walk! I have never seen or even heard of the osage orange or even that tree - fascinating! Your duck family pictures are just precious.

  13. It is a lovely place for a walk. I do not think we have the Pomifera tree here. Love the cute ducks and all the nature scenes! Thanks for taking me along on your walk. Have a happy weekend!

  14. I love all of the pics! What a lovely area to have a morning walk in!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  15. Lovely nature photos and what a delightful and fascinating place to walk ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ xxx


  16. Hello, Jemma! Great post and lovely nature scenes and critters. The duck family is cute. Thanks for linking up to the Critter party. Have a happy weekend!


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