Thursday, September 29, 2011

Eagle Homestead Park



There is a park - Eagle Homestead Park - out by the Nooksack River - off the Mt. Baker Hiway - on Truck Road. When we moved here in 2001 the park was being built - and it was flat and bare and rocky. We hadn't been out that way for several years now - and we were shocked at the change. They had planted native trees and shrubs - and with the rain and sunshine here the plants had grown until there was no flat places - no rocks visible - and you can only find the river after quite a hike through the trees and bushes.

When the park was first built you could see all the way to the mountain - now it is grown lush with vegetation.


Rustic picnic tables in clearing that are well maintained . . .


Many walking paths and hiking trails . . .

Tables and benches dedicated to beloved family members . . .


Seats for a rest during your hike . . .




Don, reading an informational sign . . .



The sweetest smelling bush - was everywhere in the park . . .


This is the seed head . . .


And the leaves . . .



And flowers - the scent spread throughout the park . . . I never did find out the name of the bush . . .



This is the spot we set up our lawn chairs and ate our lunch - it is peaceful and quiet here - not many people come to this park.

The green of the trees was magical . . .

Farther down the road was a farm - spread out on the flat land along the river . . .



With a lovely, well kept yard . . .


And a tire swing - can you hear the children laughing and playing?

6 comments:

Susan said...

What a lovely park! And how wonderful to have all of those special tables and benches. It looks like a great place to visit and stay awhile.

jojo said...

beautiful park on a beautiful day. That plant is quite interesting...I wonder what it is too!

Pondside said...

Such a beautiful park - and with nice wide paths for meandering. The farm house is like a house from a storybook!

Julie Fukuda said...

Thanks for sharing those lovely pictures. How nice to see those little resting places along the way. You have that bush well documented. All that is needed now is a guide book to the plants. (I do that frequently with birds as well).

Nanci said...

Oh Jo, I love seeing your photos of your little trips. The telling of the histories of places is always so interesting rather than driving along the highways and not stopping to really see.

Lili said...

It must have been quite an experience to see it all transformed like that. They need an informational sign to tell about those scented flowers though. ~Lili