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Monday, July 13, 2009

Heritage Park and Garden

We were at our township park the other night and had a chance to wander around and enjoy some of the unique things there.
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We have a memorial section, where there are statues commemorating the sacrifice made by the servicemen in each war. They stand in a circle around the flag. Here is one of them.



On one corner of the park is a house that was built by one of the early settlers of our town. The historical society maintains a heritage garden on the grounds.
Here is a collage of many of the flowers we saw.
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Here are a few more pictures of the grounds. This last flower is called a moon lily. It opens up at night.
Sometimes we take for granted the things that are in our area and don't pay too much attention to them. It was nice to look around and appreciate the work that has been done here.




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21 comments:

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

I am a sucker for purple flowers! If they have it I love them.

My favorite out of what pictures you took, the moon lily! It reminds me of our nightblooming jasmine! It's nice to see flowers bloom all day and night.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

septembermom said...

Very lovely grounds! I could look at these floral photos all day. Flowers do make me happy:)

A Captured Reflection said...

You have some beautiful photos here, wow love those flowers. The heritage park looks like just the kind of place I'd like to visit.

Grandma Elsie said...

Mari,
The soldier makes me wonder?
We don't see the soldiers of the cross given honor here publicly . But yet I could think of many when I looked at your picture.
Many have given their lives to defend our land but many have given their lives to defend our cross. One day , they too will receive honor where it counts for something .
It is good for a township to give honor to those who serve.
I enjoyed this post . How approbate that you show the flowers that are blooming so beautiful there next to those who fought that the town could be free to show its beauty.

Bonnie said...

this is a place i could visit !! all those flowers !!! ahhhhhhh ..... i can just smell them and see them and i'm so glad you shared them !! :)

skywind said...

Oh, the beautiful fresh flower, is simple and is refined. Unusual beauty.
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Crown of Beauty said...

Thank you for sharing the lovely pictures of flowers, the soldier statue, the old fashioned water pump, the moon lily that opens only at night... what a tribute to the handiwork of God in that place!

Nancy said...

Yellow, I love the yellow flowers, really all of them so pretty!!! Just beautiful

Demara said...

Nice pictures! And interesting soldier sculpture. THX for sharing a bit of your world today :)

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Deb said...

I loved being there over the 4th, seeing everyone and having chicken, looking at all the old cars, and the animals, tractors, the great fireworks. . .Our town ROCKS!! Good ole home town!! Great people.
Love living here:)

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Very pretty. I've never seen a flower that opens up at night. Loved how you did the flower collage in the middle, too. I'm going to have to learn how to do that. Demara does it all the time too.

Lara Gisela said...

Great photos Mari. Thanks for sharing. And you areso true, we should pay more attention and be thankful for the beautiful things we have around us.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Hi Mari!
What a wonderful tour. Its so lovely there. That moonlily is stunning! WOW! Isn't God great!

Pat said...

Your little corner of the world is very beautiful. We need to seek out the beauty more, and look at the weeds less, although some weeds can be very pretty!

Diane said...

Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

WHAT A GREAT LITTLE PARK-THE FLOWERS ARE BEAUTIFUL-THANKS FOR SHARING!

Mary said...

Mari,

What a great photo of the statue. I'm glad they've commemmorated the service of the servicemen in each war. I would love to see the one for the Civil War.

The flowers are beautiful. I especially love the moon lily. I had those one year but they never came back and I've never found them again.

Yeap, I feel great about the kitchen.

Have a great rest of the week.
Blessings,
Mary

Lorie said...

I love the picture of the moon lily!! I have never seen one and it is beautiful. There is nothing better than a nice walk!

TJ said...

Beautiful..

A Stone Gatherer said...

Beautiful pictures Mari! I've never been to that garden!