Sunday, October 10, 2010

Peace Valley Park, Week 2

I'm trying to get back to my favorite park in the world, Peace Valley Park, in the lovely village of Chalfont, in Bucks County, PA.  I'm hoping to catch the turning leaves at just the right moment.  

The weather today was perfect!  74 degrees with a light breeze.  I sweater or jacket was needed in the shade, but in the sun, it was warm and lovely!

We got to the park around 2:30, a few hours earlier than we did last week.  We weren't there for sunset because Dani and Tim were both coming home.  Dani for an orthodontist appointment and Tim, just because.  Dani's boyfriend, Dustin came home with her.   I promised to make lasagna.... a lot of it so Dani could bring the remainder back to her place in Indiana, PA.  I put the lasagna together last night, then headed to John's to spend some time with him.  I left his place at 5pm to be home for dinner.

sorry.... rambling here.

Anyway, we got to the park at 2:30 and I was pleasantly surprised to see quite a few people there.... in the grass, on the pathways, and in the water!

There were all kinds of water craft today!    I had my trusty camera with me.

We saw Sailboats.

We saw kayakers.

We saw my favorite!  A windsurfer!

We even saw people using the paddle boats.

There were lots and lots of folks on land too!

Folks relaxing and reading.

People enjoying a picnic.  They brought a really cool portable gas grill with them!

This old lady was all bundled up to keep the chill off!  Her husband had a really stinky cigar and had just walked off to chat with someone.  I think they were just enjoying the outdoors.  That wasn't their camper either.  Someone had just parked it there minutes before.

There were cyclists riding on the paths.

People playing and walking their dogs.

I saw a runner in just a pair of shorts.  I think it was too chilly for go topless, 
but I guess he was ok with that.

Someone was nice enough to take our picture for us.

John took this one.  Oops!  You can see my white roots!  Time to visit my hairdresser!  
And I just realized that John's so intent on taking the picture that he forgets to smile!

Now, why were we there?  Oh yeah!  We came to the  park to take photos of the changing leaves!  I was so busy taking photos of all the people there, I nearly forgot!

This was taken October 2

This was taken on October 10.

You can see some subtle changes in the colors.    Let's see what next week brings, weather permitting!


Heather said...

Looks like everybody is getting in the most fun they can before the weather turns. Once again lovely photos. Hope you get to go again and get the fall colors in all their glory.

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

Ooooooo love change of seasons.

Jamee @ A New Kind of Normal said...

What a beautiful place! No wonder you like it so much! I love the picture in your blog header! I absolutely love fall! I just wanted to stop by and thank you for being a part of my SITS day! It was a perfect way to start the week!

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