Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tuesday Treasures #15 - Centennial Lake

I heard on the radio this morning that we have broken the record for consecutive days with measurable precipitation and the problem is the number of rainy days in a row aren't coming to an end.  The forecast is at least until Sunday for there to be rain every day.

I needed to get out and walk so I intended to drive to the Mall in Columbia but then while on the road decided to take myself to Centennial Lake despite the drizzle.  I had a sweatshirt and a rain jacket and pulled out an umbrella.  There were few people there but many were attired as I was.  The rain was light, more like spitting and when the trail was under trees the leaves acted as umbrellas.  The trail around the lake is 2.5 miles and it felt very good to walk.

I didn't have a camera along except for my cell phone.  Snapped these few not so great photos of the treasure that is Centennial Lake-a manmade lake the center of Centennial Park.




When we move back to Columbia I will be closer to this lake but even better there will be two smaller lakes within a short walk from my home.  No need to get into the car to get out and walk.


Update on the Auction.  It's interesting to see what's popular and what's not.  Last I checked no one had bid for my Amish collection so if it doesn't sell I guess it was meant to come with me.  (I told my husband that and you should have heard his groan.)  His artwork both glass, oil paintings and woodworking are not hot items either which is disappointing.  Auction house says the last hour is the busiest.  That will be Thursday evening.

7 comments:

Tom said...

Well we are breaking a record for days without rain! Water sure make things look nice and green. Thanks Marcia for sharing one of your local treasures. I hope that the preparations for the move are going well. I hope to see you back.

Huldra said...

I hope you will have those sunny days soon, so you can leave that umbrella at home. Nice pictures :)

Tanya Breese said...

pretty place! ebay works very similar in that not a lot happens until the end so good luck!

CountryMouse said...

Continuous rainy days does get a bit dreary. We haven't had all the rain we should have this year. That lake would be a great place to live near and explore.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Marcia, I have enjoyed a few walks around the Centennial Lake looking for birds. I can understand the need to move closer to conveniences and to downsize. Hubby and I are talking about moving too. We just can not agree on a place. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hoping for suny days soon for you

Kay said...

We could use your rain here in Hawaii. We're having a bit of a drought.

Good luck with your auction.

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