Wednesday, May 06, 2009

EMPS: Ramblin' on at Reid Park

Yesterday, in my entry EMPS: Yet Another Reid Park Ramble, I tried to select only the best of my photos from my Monday wander through Tucson's Gene C. Reid Park. But I got up to seven photos posted, and was only halfway through my narrative, so here we are. Maybe someday I'll learn to apply the principle "Less is More." But don't count on it!

So now, to complete my two part entry for Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #36: A Walk In The Park, let's skip over a shot of ducks on the duck pond and one of duck tracks in the mud, and pick up the story at Barnum Hill:

This way to the egress.
From the Picasa album Yet Another Reid Park Ramble

This, apparently, is Barnum Hill. I have no idea why it's called that, or why it even needs a name. It lies just south of the northernmost duck pond (or "urban lake"), and is the height from which manmade waterfalls feed water into both lakes.

I'm not certain, but I think it may also be a secret gateway to Narnia. However, I didn't come across any fauns or talking animals.

Here is a portion of the waterfall that feeds the southern lake. The camera picked up the light of the late afternoon sun.

Here's the feeder stream at the bottom of the waterfall. The dogs were only vaguely interested.

The stream turns into a small lagoon and then makes its way to the southernmost urban lake.

It's a pleasant place for birds and humans alike.

I could easily fill up a third entry with the concrete turtles of the playground area, a second, unnamed hill, two people playing catch, Pepper and the giant palm tree, etc. But I think I'll just remind you that you can see many more photos from this day by clicking on any of the pictures above. I will have some dog pictures later, which I'm saving for a Feline and Furball Friday entry.



DesLily said...

really great pics Karen!.. love the stream !

Amber Nobbe said...

Are the turtles still at the playground I remember playing on them as a child and would love to bring my kids out there to see them if they are

Karen Funk Blocher said...

They were still there the last time I looked! :)