Saturday, May 16, 2015

Green Prairie at Oak Point

It has been a very wet spring at North Texas this year. Two weeks ago we had a rare sunny weekend, and we went to Oak Point Park to enjoy the green that the rain brought.

We went there after Nicholas's Sunday Chinese class for a late picnic lunch in the shelter by the Oak Point Pond and then went on biking to enjoy the beautiful breezy spring day. The pond was full, the bank was green. In fact everywhere we looked at it was green. It was so soothing to the eyes.

Lily and Nicholas rushed out to try to finish the long bike trail to South Woodruff Park and back in 40 minutes. I did not chase them, but rode at my own pace to enjoy what the rainy spring brought. There were patches of flowers here and there, not as wide spread as I wished, but nevertheless very pleasing. Water was running in the Rowlett Creek by the bike trail, but Egrets, which we saw last couple of times we visited the park, were no where to be seen. Where are they? Not the season for them to be there?

Despite high humidity, the breeze made it a good day for out and about. There were quite a few people fishing at the Oak Point Pond.  A few people like us biking, a few more jogging along the trail. There were  lot of people at Woodruff Park as always.

Woodruff Pond
Patch of flowers at the Prairie
Yellow Flowers surrounded by tall grass
As I was entering the final stretch of the bike trail, Nicholas turned around from the end of the trail already. I stopped and let him passing by. As I looked south, I saw this tapestry like scene  - a large meadow with tall trees at its south border, and a few white clouds between the trees in the blue southern sky, I stayed there a couple more minutes to take all this in before turning back.

On the way to the parking lot, I stopped at Oak Point Prairie for a few more minutes, to enjoy the expanded green prairie. What a beautiful Spring day it was!

Nicholas Biking at South Woodruff
A sunny spring day 
Expanded Prairie at Oak Point

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