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Friday, October 28, 2022

Nature Final Fiction and Feline Friday

  Nature Friday host LLB Gang  and Feline Friday  host Comedy Plus

Donated to Raleigh by the Wooten Family

Year 1996 | Acres 20.5
Toss a Frisbee, picnic in the lawn, watch the wildlife, and enjoy the day in the park. This 21-acre site was donated by the Wooten family in 1996 for the use of the citizens of Raleigh as a park and future greenway connection. The first phase of the 2015 Wooten Meadow Master Plan was completed in early 2022.
Set along Hare Snipe Creek*, Wooten Meadow Park has looping paved and grassy pathways, open lawn areas, natural meadows, and wetlands and is a habitat for a variety of plant and animal species. Further back in the park is a successional forest of **loblolly pines and hardwood trees.

Learn more about the Wooten Meadow Park Implementation project.
Drone's Eye View from the webpage

Final fiction Friday

Our Hostess with the mostest

 Wild YAM sent us a new and very pretty badge for FFF
click here to visit Wild YAM

The remainder of the photos were taken by me on October 18, 2022

Here is the rest of the story.  In 2015 they began this project.  However, what they don't mention is that originally the back field was a free public soccer field. By Free, I mean no reservations required.  The games were by word of mouth, kind of unorganized. 95% of the soccer fields in our city are used only by CASL, Capital Area Soccer League reservation only.  I don't know if the soccer field was temporary

 It was located at the very back of this photo toward the groove of trees in the center.  Beyond those trees is a residential neighborhood.  In the Fall and Winter when many of the homes could see the field.  Many started complaining to the city about seeing soccer players using the area as a restroom.  What was a beautiful view became not so beautiful and had an  unpleasant odor.  

After about a year of this bad behavior, the city plowed up the field.  Gradually landscaping and meandering trails were added. It is a beautiful flat trail. I have been nursing a Medial Collateral Ligament strain in my right knee for several months. Walking on flat surfaces is good therapy. However, walking up or down hills is not on my to do list for a while. 

  Depending on the time of day you can have full shade or nearly full sun.  It is about 3 blocks from our home.  There are still no 'facilities' but there are benches along the trails and shaded picnic tables.  This tranquil park was completed in May 2022

Thursday October 20, we went back to take the complete trail.  We were happy to see the City landscapers out watering the plants.  

We discovered there was a natural trail that loops around we found *Hare Snipe Creek top left and the  **loblolly pines and hard woods bottom left and right

The entire trail including the loop thru the natural area took 17 minutes but it is such a pleasant trail I'd probably walk several loops.

There are several benches  

Madi MeowOween costume flash backs

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #90

 Today is Poetic Thursday hosted by our pals Teddy and Angel Sammy 

at Two Spoiled Cats

Today's photo prompt is


In 1995 SHE met HIM!
They had an instant connection.
As they dated and learned about each other
HE quickly learned of HER love for the Pig in Charlotte's Web.
When no one is around, 
HE calls HER Wilbur.

this is a true story

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Wordless Wednesday


Thanks to our 

Hostess Sandee at Comedy Plus  

Mail delivery in our area is later and later every day.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Happy Tuesday and FFF reminder


Thank you to our 

 Hostess Sandee at Comedy Plus 

 MadSnapper I am happy to tell you, that you are not seeing things, you first saw this when I posted in error on 10/20

  2. Final Fiction Friday is October 28, click here for rules

Monday, October 24, 2022

Awww Monday with Pup

 Thank you to our   

Host Comedy Plus 

Saturday, I received this email and wonderful video from Pup.

He took his mom on a walk.  There is a Wildlife preserve on the opposite end of their road.  He wanted to share the sounds of nature.

Dearest Auntie HiC

We thought our friends would enjoy a video from a portion of our daily walk. All the audio is provided by our neighbors who live at the North Georgia Wildlife and Safari Park. Click here to read all about it. Or paste this link into your browser,  So much to see and learn and read about the N. Ga Zoo

Enjoy the video and be sure to turn up your volume.
With ❤️ your K9 nephew

I asked Pup if he knew what types of critters called the Zoo home and if the howling bothered him?
He replied:
There are all kinds of critters, from rescued farm animals to exotics… there are serval cats, which make lots of noises when they play/argue.  The wolves, cats, birds & donkeys are the noisiest. I’m glad we live at the other end of dirt road.  (FYI: Red house isn’t part of zoo). We can hear the wolves howling at sunset if we’re outside.  The serval cats screeching freak me out!  I'm very thankful my feline bros Kat and Rocky don't screech like that.😹

So much to see and learn and read about the N. Ga Zoo
There are several 'animal ambassadors' at the Zoo.
This is Gideon D. Wolf. This Dad and Daughter made special reservations for a Wolf Experience with Gideon 

Trip advisor gave it a top may read the review here
or cut and pasted this link into browser

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Sunday Selfies

Our new Lindy da Ladybug we *liked Buzz da bumble bee so much.  We bought a Lindy da ladybug. My husband turned it into plant art just like the bumble bee

*Buzz da Bee

Another Lady