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.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Walking Wilde Lake

We have had some incredibly hot weather of late.  But the day I took this walk around Wilde Lake, which we can see from our apartment, it was a gorgeous low humidity, moderate temperature day.

Come along with me.

Below the dam at the start of the walk around is this old stone building which I think may have been a spring house for the farmhouse we see at the end of the walk.  Now it's a gathering point for summer day camp.

Here's the lake from the top of the dam.

Across the lake once we start circling it we can see the top of an old barn.

One stretch of the path is mulched in front of some white town homes.

At one point we leave the lakeside to walk along the sidewalk because houses are built on the lake.  Here I spied this doe munching.

She must not like hosta because they were undisturbed.

The path comes back to lake side.

A view of the houses on the lake.

Here are the white town homes we walked by on the mulched path.

Here is the old barn we saw from the other side.

If you are familiar with Laura Lippman's book "Wilde Lake" I think this is the house that figures in the story.  I think the springhouse belongs to it or did.

It's been added on to quite a bit.

Almost at the end of the walk is the dockside.

The Columbia Association which owns the lake and parkland surrounding it does a nice job with the flowers.

Hope you enjoyed the walk.


Tom said...

...a lot to enjoyed on your walk.

doodles n daydreams said...

This is a lovely walk, thanks for taking us along.


Fun60 said...

I did enjoy the walk. Those blue skies look gorgeous.

Cynthia said...

What a pretty walk and amazing you could get so close to the deer. We haven't had any nice weather for walks outside lately and I miss it.

A Colorful World said...

I've never read the book...enjoyed seeing the beautiful lake area. Seems so cool a respite from the summer heat. Lovely place.

Victoria said...

What a beautiful place for a walk, I really love your photos.

Sylvia said...

Marcia, What a lovely walk. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Sylvia D.

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