Category Archives: Lakes Park

Pathet-o-meter



Pathet-o-meter, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*.

If there was any doubt about how early I headed out to run this morning, then here’s the definitive indicator – it was so early, the moonflowers had not yet closed up! How pathetic is that? ROFL! 😀

There are banks of moonflowers to be found here and there throughout the park. I wonder if that means there would be lunar moths there at night?

Lost and lonely in Lakes Park



Lost and lonely in Lakes Park, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*.

I am always finding lost things on my runs – and I seem to specialize in mystery shoes! This poor soul was in the parking lot near my car when I returned. It was not there when I arrived – or, maybe it was and I just didn’t notice because it was still o’dark-thirty 😉 Hope the tiny-footed owner returns for it.

Screaming (from the) trees



Screaming (from the) trees, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*.

I passed this fellow twice during my run in Lakes Park this morning, and both times he screamed his head off at me. I am embarassed to say that I could not ID him by sight because I wasn’t wearing my glasses – but his screaming gave him away as an osprey.

Spooked each other in Lakes Park



Spooked each other in Lakes Park, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*.

Came trundling up the bridge on my morning run, and who do you suppose swooped in low before me? He came to rest on the rail and allowed me to take his photo. He kept a watchful eye on me as I thanked him and passed. The stop was worth ruining my time this morning (dipping down into the low 14:xx minute mile nowadays).

OK, lesson learned – never gonna do that again!

Vehicle sweet vehicle – thou art a blessing, for thou hast air conditioning!

No shade to speak of on that route. Next time, we’re gonna run first and blog later!

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A shady spot to rest



A shady spot to rest, originally uploaded by Erin aka Tink*~*~*.

Here’s another gazebo, around the bend from the Japanese garden. It’s near the demonstration garden, a raised bed currently populated with vegetables. Also nearby is a huge heap of "black gold" or finished compost – smells heavenly. i miss gardening!

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Lakes Park Is A Pretty Place

Lots of water fowl enjoy this place – just saw some moorhens and a pelican. Also a weird, fat black goose with a red head. But I am standing amidst a bunch of fire ant mounds to get this picture and I don’t want to stand here too long….

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Water Playground



Water Playground, originally uploaded by Erin aka Tink*~*~*.

Oh to be a child again! Well, it’s a little chilly yet this morning to be running through the spray, but later on when it hits 80*, I suppose some lucky younguns will be delighted. The sound alone is pretty soothing.

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Lakes Park in Fort Myers



Lakes Park in Fort Myers, originally uploaded by Erin aka Tink*~*~*.

I’ve never been to Lakes Park in the five years I’ve been living here. Since I just got my "AB" parking sticker in the mail from Lee County, I thought I’d check it out on this glorious February morning in Southwest Florida.

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