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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sunday in the Park, Part 2, A Dam Good Time

My friends and I still had more of the Independence State Park to explore! There were such lovely sights all around. Fall is in its glory! Just look at these beautiful leaves!
I thought this sycamore tree was rather striking. It had such an interesting shape. My son tried to jump up into it, but couldn't get a good footing. It's higher than you think!

Here is a branch from another sycamore tree that I thought looked interesting. It sort of makes me think of a python hiding in the tree!
I love the contrast between the white tree and the deep blue of the sky, spattered with these colorful fall leaves!
Jon and Monica found another place to take a picture. Here they are with the Maumee River in the background. Did I tell you that the park is between a canal and a river? Not sure how wide the river is at this point, but its a substantial waterway.I just love looking at rivers in the fall with the changing trees framing each side.

My son took this picture of the river with the water looking like glass. I like that he not only got a reflection of the clouds, but he got a great reflection of the sun too. Where does this lead?
A big dam! This is actually called Independence Dam State Park. And did we ever have a dam good time!
Look how still the water seems on one side of the dam, and how it races on the other side! You can't see it well in this shot, but there is a good drop there. In season, you will see fishermen standing in the water fishing for walleye.
I didn't realize when I took this picture that there was a rainbow effect from the water.
Awww, here is my cutie pie son! This is such a good picture of him.
Here is what you find on the other end of the dam. The river is kind of low right now, and there are shallow spots.
Such a pretty scene. What's that up ahead?
Besides the little island and the pretty trees, I think I see something else! What a beautiful bird!
Jared snuck closer with the camera to get a closer shot. Too cool!
Jared also went to the top of the end of the damn to get some good camera shots. Jon and Monica are in the forefront petting fur son Winston. He is such a good puppy!
Looks like Jared got all tuckered out from running and leaping through the park.
He didn't get much of a rest though. After this, we headed to another park on the river, this one right in the city. There were some different things to photograph there!

Come on back tomorrow for more fall fun!


JH said...

Looks like so much fun!

Smilingsal said...

You had me worried there with your title. I'm glad to know the name of the park. Beautiful fall picture, Kady.

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Thanks for taking me on your trip, you live in a lovely neighborhood!

nikkicrumpet said...

Beautiful pictures....It's so great you get to spend that kind of down time with your son.

Tootsie said...

what a beautiful day,,wonderful place and great family time...I am so glad you had fun...

Justine said...

Ooh, you got some more great pics here, and you're right, that was a good pic of Jared. I love the last pic of him laying down though. That's a definite keeper! I think that bird was an egret.

Justine :o )

Neabear said...

I agree, I think the bird was an egret too. We see them here in California in the marsh area south of us. We see herons too sometimes. Such pretty pictures you got in the park and what a beautiful day!

Buffie said...

Some of those photos would make awesome framed art! Beautiful!

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Kady!
What a beautiful looks like you all had a wonderful day! I agree... your son is a cutie pie!

Bridget said...

What's wrong with everyone?! Where are all the dam jokes about this dam post? lol

It is going to take me a long time to catch up on all of my blog reading but I will try to read all of your posts from last week eventually!

Hugs, Bridget

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What gorgeous pics. Man, I'd like to lay on that slab of concrete too in the warm sunshine too!