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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.