Sharing Thanks for a walk in the park

Chalk art at Norman J. Levy Preserve
Thankful for this beautiful end of summer weather with hints of Fall in the air. It was a top ten day on Long Island so I went for a 2 mile walk at the Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve. It felt great to just get outside. There is something soothing about being in nature. I love bringing my camera along and taking pictures to capture the joy of seeing a moment of beauty. I am listing my thanks today with the pictures I took of these small joys

Water Lily Pond at the top of the Preserve
I love this part of the park. They have a Monet like bridge overlooking the pond. I was happy to spot a few water lily blooms. After you walk around the pond I came across this incredible view.

Great South Bay View from Norman Levy Park and Preserve

I love the tranquility of this park. You pass a few kindred souls, walking or running in the park. I saw  someone enjoying the peace and reading a good book. It's lovely to smile and say hi to the few people you meet on the trails here. I loved seeing all the wild flowers and enjoyed one area where golden butterflies were flittering among the purple wild daisies.

Golden Butterfly drinking nectar from wild daisies.

I was thankful to be able to spend this time in nature. Soon Fall will arrive. I saw a hint of autumn colors during my walk. What a glorius hour walk I had. I left the park feeling refreshed and then got to enjoy lunch out with my daughter Becky.

Fiery orange leaves heralding the hint of Fall's arrival!

Share your gratitude story of spending time with nature in the comments. I love hearing about what you are thankful for. Today is another glorious day outside. Get out there and have an adventure!

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