I didn't do it! I didn't trade the cow for the magic beans! It's not my fault!!
The To Do list is ugly, part crossed-through, part scribbled-out, part mustard-stained. What is the powerful hold it has on me?
Bright sky. Crisp, but no wind. The new boardwalk awaits. I'm already in that neck of the woods. Crumple To Do list and toss it into the backseat. There's a great blue heron standing in the tall grass behind a One Way sign next to the parking lot. Cedar waxwings whine. A wren tsskks. Robins are having a convention.
Gobbling down one final fry I step from the car and head to the new bridge over Rowlett Creek to explore the nature preserve improvements. Didn't expect to be so wowed!
|Austin chalk from the new bridge|
|Bobcat Trail wetland|
|Tunnel under Spring Creek|
|The Oak Point rec center|
|New spot for Go Ape|
The boardwalk leads to two watching decks at the primo birding spots near the wetland crossing of Whispering Springs and Bobcat trails. It changes to a wide hard surface trail for bikes leading to a tunnel under Spring Creek Road to the Oak Point Rec Center. It branches off toward the parking lot for the amphitheater. As it goes, it exposes a completely new aspect of the nature preserve.
Thanks to all who created this new gem for the City.
© 2014-2017 Nancy L. Ruder