Hello everyone and welcome back to another coffee time here at Steve’s Country! Muffin was just here reminding me that I hadn’t done our coffee post today, which is terrible, this is so late. But that might be a good thing since it is so hot today, this might be a cooler time of day to have our time together. And today we will be back at McLeod Park, a place we visited last year for a coffee time last July. So, here we are a year later to enjoy this wonderful little park beside the lake. Unlike some of the others there is just a short walk from the parking lot to the park itself. We get to walk under the bridge right along the outlet to the river. The river along this part never freezes even in our coldest weather, due to the strong current.
There are many nice shade trees here for us to sit under, plus several benches and picnic tables for us to use as well. Plus it is quite nice to just sit on the cool grass and enjoy looking out over the lake. Hi John, nice that you could join us today. And here comes Kevin, Vincent and Giovanni too. Hi Sheree, I see Muffin has already said hi to you and no doubt waiting to see what goodies you brought today. Hi Nina and Mr. Cat. Wow, look at those two cats racing around, and on such a hot day too! But I’m sure they’ll stop once the food comes out.
Hi Ally, so nice that you had time to join us today. Hi Hilary, nice to see you again. Over there on the hill is our hospital, which is located on an island actually, but our main highway also runs across this island so the hospital is readily accessible. And across the bay we can see part of our downtown section. The park itself is rather hilly, like this whole town, and has many nice flower beds. They have just been recently planted for the summer so have not had a chance to really fill out yet, except a couple of the perennial beds. We are a bit late for some of the perennial flowers, but there is a couple nice iris left over here. And some nice odd looking flower stems coming up among those hosta over there, we’re just a little too early for those ones I see. They produce some nice light purple flowers.
Just continue to help yourselves to the coffee, iced tea and lemonade. There is regular tea as well, and mint tea, both hot and cold. I see there is some boat traffic on the lake today, though not busy like normal. There is not much bird activity in this little park, but there is a robin and a song sparrow singing for us today. And on the other end of the park and following all along the bay right into town is a favorite spot for our local Canada geese population. Time always seems to go so fast when we get together for coffee. Now it is already time to say good bye for another week. I hope you have enjoyed our time at the park today, have a most wonderful day, please stay safe and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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