A walk in the park

Photo is mine
Eugene, Oregon
May 15, 2018 5:06pm CST
There are a number of parks here in our fair city, but in springtime, none can compare with Hendricks Park on a hill overlooking the city. It has a native plant garden, but the big attraction is the blooming flowers: rhododendrons (mostly), dogwood, bleeding heart and many I can't name. On Sunday the place was a bit crowded, but we went early. The Friends of Hendricks Park group was helping with parking and it was a beautiful sunny day. Are there many parks where you live? I took a lot of photos and above is one of my favorites
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@much2say (38759)
• United States
15 May
Now that's a pretty spectacular flowerful path! There are lots of parks around L.A. and in the Valley . . . but out here many are keeping up a drought tolerant landscape. When flowers bloom in our botanical gardens, it's really pretty but eventually they get fried in the super heat.
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 May
Oh yes, I recall the heat there. We will get plenty of it in July and August, I'm sure.
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• Laguna Woods, California
16 May
@much2say - We live in Orange County and I told James the same thing. We have nice gardens, but not as lush as the one in his photo.
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@much2say (38759)
• United States
16 May
@DeborahDiane I miss the colors we used to have in the gardens/parks many years ago when we used to have tons more rain. We might still catch a moment of California "lush" early on, but not for long. Are gardens more drought tolerant like us out in the OC these days?
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@DeborahDiane (20155)
• Laguna Woods, California
16 May
@JamesHxstatic - Oh my gosh that is a beautiful park! How wonderful that you and Anne can stroll there!! We have parks in our area, of course, but few are as landscaped as much as the one in your photo!
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 May
It really is a beautiful place.
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• Laguna Woods, California
16 May
@JamesHxstatic - It looks like a lovely, peaceful place to walk. By the way, you may want to check out my new post about the book which our former member, Elizabeth Wallace, just posted. She wanted me to tell everyone about it!
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 May
@DeborahDiane Oh great! I will do that. She is well, I hope.
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@august18 (1644)
• Tunisia
15 May
There are at least more than five parks where I live, but I rarely go there as they can be very crowded.
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 May
That is too bad. They must be pretty nice to attract so many people.
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@august18 (1644)
• Tunisia
16 May
@JamesHxstatic Yes, they are.
@jaboUK (53404)
• United Kingdom
15 May
That looks like a beautiful place, one that I would enjoy visiting.
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 May
I am sure you would like it.
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@Kandae11 (35322)
15 May
Beautiful park , gorgeous flowers. I have visited parks near the city - none in the country where I now reside.
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 May
The country has its own park-like charms too.
@JohnRoberts (52403)
• Los Angeles, California
15 May
That does look like a lovely trail.
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 May
It really is John.
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@andriaperry (46663)
• United States
16 May
not that nice.
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@allknowing (61927)
• India
25 May
I envy you. We have a park that I visited a couple of years ago but from your description ours is nothing compared to yours.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 May
Yes, I know we are lucky here.
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@allknowing (61927)
• India
26 May
@JamesHxstatic Everything that I have seen in the US when I visited there is well planned.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 May
@allknowing I wonder about that sometimes.
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• United States
18 May
That looks like a gorgeous place for a walk. So pretty
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 May
It really is @Marilynda, and it is at its peak in May.
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• United States
20 May
@JamesHxstatic We have some nice parks here but nothing that has blooming flowers like that
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 May
@Marilynda1225 They won't last too long unfortunately.
@PatZAnthony (12371)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
26 May
It does seem that Oregon is a lovely place to live. We have sufficient parks here, now just need the time to go and enjoy!
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 May
Time is always a problem. We have to make recreation a priority.
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@PatZAnthony (12371)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
26 May
@JamesHxstatic Yes we do!
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@DianneN (74598)
• United States
18 May
Oooooo! I love it! Our town has some beautiful and quaint New England parks, one in the woods behind our backyard.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 May
How nice to have it so close!
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@DianneN (74598)
• United States
20 May
@JamesHxstatic It is great, but I avoid it due to spiders and snakes this time of year.
@RubyHawk (21899)
• Atlanta, Georgia
17 May
We have several parks in our area. We have a favorite near our apartment. I enjoy all parks but the one near us is a wonderful place to walk up and down hills. My favorite kind of walking. Yours is beautiful.
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• Eugene, Oregon
17 May
Thank you, this one is rather hilly as well.
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@RubyHawk (21899)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 May
@JamesHxstatic Up and down hills is a good work out.
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@LadyDuck (147987)
• Switzerland
16 May
Every village here has its little park, the biggest city near us is Lugano and it has two wonderful parks. They are full of azaleas in bloom right now.
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 May
Those are beautiful flowers as well.
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@LadyDuck (147987)
• Switzerland
16 May
@JamesHxstatic I love gardenias and azaleas.
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@db20747 (6565)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
26 May
That's a real picture!!! U just took a beautiful picture!!! Simply gorgeous!!!! Im taking pictures too!!!! And having fun with my camera!!!
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 May
Photography is a lot of fun.
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• Philippines
20 May
Wow that is so beautiful... yes, but I was not able to come often. They are a bit far, and those with beautiful garden have entrance fee... a cheaper one, but I rather stay at home.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 May
This is a lovely public park maintained by city government and volunteers. We are fortunate to have it.
@suni51 (2571)
• India
20 May
I have a park in front of my house in India and I have a great park in front and in the back of my house in Sydney and luckily for me all the parks are maintained properly. Incidentally when in India I go to a different park every morning about 10 km from my house for jogging, running and especially for joining the yoga activities for years without fail.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 May
That sounds wonderful. I like yoga a lot and want to get into another class.
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@caopaopao (5769)
• China
17 May
Wow, so beautiful flowers. I like them very much. There are several parks near my home. There are also many plants in the nearest park. Many people go there to exercise. But there are many green plants and few flowers there.
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• Eugene, Oregon
17 May
As long as there are plants of some kind, it helps calm the mind.
@maximax8 (27410)
• United Kingdom
16 May
That is a lovely photo with all those flowers. I have a park which I love to visit. It is one in my local town which has a presenters garden with a tropical look to it. There is an ornamental garden with pretty plants and rocks. There is a grand looking fountain and a war memorial. The park goes up a hill which is steep further on. I like to see the trees with golden leaves in the autumn. In summer that park puts up special events for all the family. Spring is stunning with all the yellow flowers which brighten my day.
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 May
Well cared-for parks are an oasis of peace for us all.
@Corbin5 (100327)
• United States
16 May
That park in your area really does put on a lovely show!!! We do have a lot of parks here too.
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• Eugene, Oregon
17 May
That is a good thing. We are lucky to have so many.
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@Icydoll (13153)
• India
16 May
Wow very beautiful park...we have few parks in the place I live
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• Eugene, Oregon
17 May
Thank you, Parks are important for communities.
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