Monday, May 4, 2015

Scanlon Creek Conservation

 Old grinding stone from a grist mill

Yesterday was a lovely day so my husband and I decided to check out a couple of the local conservation areas to see what Mother Nature has been up to lately. One of the areas was Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, the site of several 19th-century mills (now gone).

 Bloodroot

A few early wildflowers were in bloom.

 "Fort" in the Discovery Play Garden

Part of the conservation area features an outdoor play area.

 Kid-sized table and stools

Splinter-free (plastic) slide

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51 comments:

handmade by amalia said...

That grinding stone is fab, a real piece of history.
Amalia
xo

Revrunner said...

Splinter-free is much better. :-)

see you there! said...

Really like the grinding stones and that fort looks like a great place to have some play adventures.

Darla

Sandra said...

love the kids play area, that little fort is so cute and so are the table and chairs.. blood root is so pretty

sonia a. mascaro said...

Scanlon Creek Conservation Area looks a very nice place to visit. The old grinding stone is really amazing!

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

It's so nice with old things. itself with an bathshield
We can really feel people that have used the things for a long time ago.

The bloodroot have also another name here, we called it "bathgirls", you know the flower cover it self with and bathing-towel. That is a nice word on a flower.

Have a nice day!

Viola said...

Such lovely wild flowers! and the photo is outstanding!
So interesting to find the old grinding stone, and I do like the fort! :)

Anvilcloud said...

It was a glorious weekend.

Montanagirl said...

Very nice - that grinding stone is impressive!

Mary Hone said...

I love that old grinding stone.

Rose said...

A place after my own heart...Lorelei would probably enjoy it, too.

Bloodroot is so pretty. I should get some and bring it home!

My name is Riet said...

What a great place to be.I love the grinding stone.

Merisi said...

Those grinding stones speak of many years hard at work! The Bloodroot flowers look quite spectacular, nothing humble about them. Beautiful place all around.

William Kendall said...

I wouldn't mind wandering around there. I know some of these old mill sites on the Escarpment have made for good conservation areas. There's also one up in Rockwood that has old ruins- one of my cousins got married there.

RedPat said...

I would have loved that fort when I was a kid! Going up to 26˚ today, EG!

Linda W. said...

Looks like a fun place for kids!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a fun, delightful park for kids and "partial grown-ups" like me!! Wonderful captures as always!! Hope your new week is off to a great start! Glad you're having some sunshine and warmer temps!!

Ginny said...

I love that fort, and the cool table and stools made from tree stumps. Hard to believe these sweet little innocent white flowers are called BLOOD root! The roots must be red!

llandudnopictures said...

Interesting looking place!

Karen S. said...

Thanks for so many interesting and extraordinary photos, and those flowers are beautiful too!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So lucky to have lovely places to walk EG, very cool little fort but over here it would be a magnet for spiders :)

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Lol … wood is great but splinter-free plastic does have its uses. :)

Daniel LaFrance said...

The stump stools and table are fun and the grinding stone a reminder of our past. Groovy!

TexWisGirl said...

I like the table and stools. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

I like the table and stools. :-)

VP said...

Beautiful images, in fact even plastic has some advantages...

Ruth Hiebert said...

That natural table and chairs is adorable.

Shammickite said...

My children went there for school trips and always enjoyed it. Now that they are grown up with children of their own, I expect the next generation will be visiting Scanlon Creek too.

barbara l. hale said...

Looks like a fun day! Yay, spring!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

The bloodroot flowers look so delicate, very pretty...

maryaustria said...

A beautiful place!The flowers are so lovely!

Gill - That British Woman said...

never heard of this place, must look it up as it looks like a lovely place.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Love the signs of spring. Hug B

Buttons Thoughts said...

Love the signs of spring. Hug B

Rebecca said...

I love bloodroot, so quiet and unassuming.

Kay said...

Those grinding stones look almost prehistoric! Looks like a fun place.

Gail Dixon said...

Love the kiddie table and "chairs." The bloodroot is so pretty. Lovely, lovely photos!

Photo Cache said...

I too love the kiddie table and chairs.

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Amy Franks said...

what a cool place to visit :-)

mick said...

A very interesting post. The old grinding stone is amazing and the Bloodroot flowers are especially beautiful.

Randy said...

Love the Bloodroot.

Vagabonde said...

What a great place for kids … and adults too! I also loved the blue flowers, Glory-of-the-Snow, in your last post. I had never seen these lovely flowers before.

Jack said...

The grinding stones, little flowers and hut are all fine images. Very sharp.

Cloudia said...

Such grinding stones came to Hawaii as ballast in sailing ships!




ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It looks like a nice place to go check out. Those old stones are nice.

ladyfi said...

What a delightful place.

Debbie said...

the fort, the table and chairs....i love that kinda' stuff!!!!

edenhills said...

What a great place to visit. I love the log table and chairs. Cute idea.

Halcyon said...

Looks like a very interesting place to visit. Glad to see some signs of spring. I still wonder what my old garden in Toronto looks like.

cieldequimper said...

Every now and then I wish I could be a kid again... :-)

Barb said...

So green there already! That Bloodroot takes my breath away - very beautiful image.

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