Lovely La Villita

One of my favorite places in DFW is La Villita in Irving. A lake glistens at its center, and the Trinity River flows less than a quarter mile to the east. You’ll see migratory Canada geese form giant Vs in the sky in the fall and again in the spring.


Check out the townhouses west of the lake …


and the houses east of it.

I lived in an apartment complex on the south side of the lake. Nature was very much a part of La Villita. Dozens of cedar waxwings chose the trees I could see from my balcony to sun themselves one spring morning. Another time, heavy rain brought an enormous number of egrets to the river nearby. I go back now and then to take in the calming effect of the lake and the Tuscan colors around it.

Then a short walk to Campion Trail to sit by the river under this grand, cooling, grounding tree (leftmost in pic below) after last month’s lunch appointment in Irving.


Walk by La Villita’s play/picnic area to Campion Trail, which flanks the Trinity River.


Strength, grace, infinite intelligence


2 thoughts on “Lovely La Villita

  1. Prabha Azhagappa

    La Villita, reminds me, of Lolita or lovely Lalitha 🙂

    Love ur pictures & short accounts, of beauty, around u ❤


    Greenery, as Savitha used to call it, on campus, is always a pleasure to be in.

    Greenery, with a sparkling lake & townhouse views ? Purrrfect to sit down, with a cuppa & biscotti !! And the birds, of course !!


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