Thursday, February 12, 2015

South Burlington, Vermont nature trails - Wheeler Nature Park

Wheeler Nature Park photos, South Burlington, VT.



Invitation to Wheeler Nature Park, in SB VT. 

         See and read what I found.

 It was burr cold but I found remedy. Against a backdrop of white, I found vibrant color, new life-soft and curly, flowers, VT cotton and cradles. I found what the cats have lost, met Grandpa Wheeler, and sensed serenity.  Discovered a tree covered with a soup ingredient, and   viewed a framed trail. Discovered the pie in the sky was really winterberry pie. 

I even spotted a praying mantis on my winter snowshoe hike. I met a family of six, well rooted and straight as an arrow. The father's name was Mr. Budd. Have you seen the winter sunflowers and the genealogy tree there? Bring your young children; I am sure they will enjoy seeing Mr. Snuffleuupagus as much as I did. Do not fear the aliens from down under - that would be making a mountain out of the molehills.
View the photos below to see what I saw at Wheeler NaturePark. Go, see for yourself, and remember to Stop, Look, and Listen, as nature has much to offer.


The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera ~ Dorthea Lange

Biked from home to the park, 6.4 miles round trip.  


Distractions are counterfeits for our healthy need for engagement. ~Joseph Grenny

Time to traverse to visit nature. Click here for trails. 
Click here for additional park description. 

Distractions are also counterfeit for our healthy need for occasional solitude and observation of nature. ~Bernie Paquette



South Burlington, VT photos


     BuRR its cold outside- 
            Remove the burr's by dressing for the weather. 

















 Splashes of color - vibrant against snow white background.










             Seeds remind me of new life awaiting their time.



                                                                Soft and curly. 


Save the Monarch Butterfly  - grow regional milkweed. 




                         Shy on color, yet still a beautiful flower.  




                                                          Vermont Cotton




                                                     
                                                       


                                                Winter Cradles








                                                       Lost Cat tails.
                           Cattails  bursting with downy feathers














                                                       Grandpa Wheeler Tree 






                                                     Serenity

































                      Lichen this tree on Nature's Facebook page.




                                                                     Gnarly crooked fingers


                                                            Framed trail



                                                    Winter pie 



                                                             Pie in the sky




                   Straw left over from the Christmas Manger. 





                                              Frosty Setting Sun





                                                       Praying Mantis




                                                       
                             Straight as an arrow






                                                     A family of six 




                                                         Mr. Budd



                                                    Climbing the rope





                                                          Look out to your left
                                                         its going to get one of us 
   I can feel its breath on my neck. HELLLP





                                                           Winter Sunflowers 





                                                               Podcasts 




                                                           Darkness meets light




   Follow the breadcrumbs and watch out for the wolf, 
           miss Little Red Ridinghood. 





         Carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders.



                                                     Batman? 




                                                            Snow-fingers


                                                               Lost?
                                                  The Opening











                                    Reach for the sky partner
                                                           Genealogy Tree



                                                                  The Homestead 



                Who but is alone, knows not nature. 
~ Bernie Paquette 











                                         Mr. Snuffleupagus




                                                                     Don't look down




                                                            Eruptions
                                                     Mountains of Molehills
                                                      Aliens from down under

                                                                          Ski Moguls










           No matter which way the breeze carries you, Stop, Look, and Listen. 


























Seek nature to find yourself ~ Bernie Paquette

To view any of the other Natural areas, Parks, and Bike-Path photos, in my Community  series, click on the Table of Contents tab on the top of  this blog, page down to Community then click on the posting of your choice.  

Bernie publishes essays and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community. He urges us all to pick up litter and maintain a litter free environment through caring, community, and contribution in order to protect our water, wildlife, and human health. 
Bernie resides in SB, Vermont