Friday, March 29, 2013

CD Archives - Desoto Park


Remember the bench from a few days ago? Here is the view from that bench at Desoto National Memorial  on the Manatee River. This beautiful park is 7 miles from our front door.

[photos taken August 2003]


Sitting on the bench at the top of the hill, above and below you are looking to east.


Turn your head and look behind you and you will see a very large Gumbo Limbo Tree.


Below is the view looking to the West....


there are miles of hiking trails that follow the river and around the bay. below photo you can see part of the trail. there is a museum there and grass huts. If you missed the post on grass huts CLICK HERE and HERE


25 comments:

EM Illustrator said...

Beautiful and relaxing photos. It's Good Friday and here I am at work lol. Happy Easter and Enjoy your day and thank you for the sunny pics :)

A Quiet Corner said...

Good morning, Sandra...sipping my coffee and thinking of how nice to sit on that bench and enjoy the beautiful park! Happy Easter to you and yours!...:)JP

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! LOVE the formation of the clouds. Beautiful place. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

GOOSE said...

That tree is soooo cool.
Blessings,
Goose

Catherine said...

Such pretty blues and greens!
xo Catherine

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Love the tree...the water is so relaxing. Nice to have a pretty park nearby

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Beeeeeeeautiful...........

"Auntie"

TexWisGirl said...

the tree is spectacular! the opening shot of the bench is SO inviting!!!

Muffy's Marks said...

What a beautiful park!! Love the gumbo limbo tree!! Have never seen one before!

Chatty Crone said...

I LOVE that large gumbo tree with the bench under it - gorgeous. Sandra you and Bob have a great Easter. sandie

George said...

This looks like a great place to spend a sunny day. Your photos are beautiful.

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE the big spreading tree behind the bench!!! But I'm thinking sitting there you may get quite a bit of bird poop on your head. I also see boats way in the distance.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love these beautiful photos! And that is an awesome tree!
Have a wonderful Easter.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Beautiful pics today- I love that tree!

Susannah said...

Hi Sandra, Peaceful photographs!I like the things you have added to your header. Also, how is the new chair working out for you?

Susannah

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

BEAUTIFUL! Now if I could somehow transport myself to that day and place and soak in all the warm sunshine,that would be perfect.

Madi and Mom said...

Absolutely gorgeous archive!!
Water is so calming and adds so much to a photograph!!
I'd like to have lunch on that bench with that view.
Hugs C

Dee said...

I could see me sitting there with a good book (sigh)

SweetMarie said...

I love trees like this! As a kid I loved climbing trees, but not too high. LOL
All these pics are so sunny and warm. :)
Beautiful header, Sandra!

DawnTreader said...

Looks like a very good place to sit and stare for a while ;)

Ann said...

I wish that I was sitting on that bench taking in those views right now. What a pretty spot. That tree is amazing too.

Maple Lane said...

I would enjoy relaxing on that bench. Such pretty views.

Betsy Adams said...

Desoto Park looks like a great place. What a neat place to hike/walk.... Love it!!!!

My favorite photo is the view looking to the west.. Love that big Live Oak tree.. Gorgeous...

Happy Easter.
Hugs,
Betsy

SquirrelQueen said...

Those are breathtaking views on all sides. I really like the bench under the Gumbo Limbo tree. If that park was here I would be on the trails almost every day, it is beautiful.

Betty Manousos said...

beautiful blue and greens!
what great views and photos!