Rain, cooler temperatures, more rain, and meditations from the dock

Fishing pier at Lake Patsy

Rain is currently abundant here and cooling things off in some welcome relief from the heat. After the rain let up yesterday, I took the opportunity for a cooler walk.

Almost all the way around the lake, and the geese had not made an appearance yet. The trail rises in a slight incline just before it splits to continue the circle around the lake or head into the park proper and its myriad trails and outdoor sculptures.

And there they were…

After a short water break, I picked up the pace again and cut across to the other side of the trail. After I reached the trail head and completed the first loop, I kept on toward the fishing pier.

Meditations from the dock, for Cathy, then backtracking to the trail head, take the steps to the top of the hill, and then the rain started. Perfect timing for a 32 minute pace through the course and 1.29 miles of pumping up the jam.

It has already rained again this morning and remains overcast with more on the way–time to get jumping.

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16 Responses to Rain, cooler temperatures, more rain, and meditations from the dock

  1. Betty says:

    Water is very soothing to look at – as long as it’s not too hot and humid. The geese look they received the “all clear” notification. Looks like a nice walk in a picturesque place with a variety of paths. btw – I ordered two sample sets of rakkasan tea for my daughter’s birthday this morning. The oolong sample was sold out. So, we picked spiced chai and Indonesia sets. Enjoy your day!

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    • Suzassippi says:

      Thanks, Betty. I find it interesting the various places the geese hang out, but they rarely get far from the water! I hope your daughter enjoys the tea. I occasionally drank chai in the past, but have not had Rakkasan’s chai.

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  2. Beth says:

    Nice walk and time to just slow down mentally! The pictures paint a picture of serenity.

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  3. peggy says:

    If I had this park near me – I would be there every day. What a beautiful place and the geese are always there waiting to be photographed. Lovely.

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  4. I would love to walk in some rain! Lovely place to walk. Still no rain here. You live in God’s green country.

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  5. Julia says:

    We got some rain here in Missouri and it cooled things off as well. The pictures of the park are lovely.

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  6. I wish you could send some of that rain to Georgia!

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  7. Look at the dunes (the term for ripples in unidirectional flow) in the quartz sand in that slough or gully. Fascinating. There must be some bugs in it to attract the geese.

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    • Suzassippi says:

      I think the sand in this area is really interesting. It runs along the ditches on the road into the park also. The geese are constantly on the move eating bugs out of the grass, the sand, and I presume, also in the water. I find them very interesting, too! Thanks for the new term for the “ripples” in the sand!

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