Tag Archives: Plano

Bob Woodruff Park, Plano – South Pavilion

No sun, but still a Sunday!

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Parking lot panorama

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Peaceful pavilion

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Feeling grove-y

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How old is the tree at left? Hint: At least as old as the U.S. constitution

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225+ years. Wow!

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Bob Woodruff Park, Plano – North Pavilion

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Bob Woodruff Park, Plano – North Pavilion

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It’s a Sun-day!

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Wakey, wakey

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Behold a bunch of Bob Ross do’s.

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Plan a party.

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Enjoy the pier and now.

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Jog the 0.9-mile trail around the lake.

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Have a beautiful day!

These shots are all from the North Pavilion side of Bob Woodruff Park. Here’s a location map. As I was driving home, a gorgeous grove by the South Pavilion called to me, but my to-do list was louder. Stay tuned for a separate post with photos.

Added 27 November 2016: Bob Woodruff Park, Plano – South Pavilion

Love soda-licious

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Happy Valentine’s, dear reader! Love is definitely in the air at Tom Thumb where 12-packs of Coke, Diet Coke, and Coke Zero soar in a Texas-sized display by the checkouts. I had a fizz-ical reaction to this splendid stack and its effervescent kisses in red, silver, and black.

Be still, my beating heart.

Nest western

Walk by this apartment. What do you see?

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A twiggy little dwelling, built by a birdie

And what shall we call this avian abode?

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Lighthouse? Super bowl? It’s home, tweet home.

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Big on birds? Check out these photo essays from the archives:
Swallow tales: Barn swallows build a nest, and three bitty ones follow.
A bird takes wing: A mourning dove chick hangs out on my third-floor balcony.

Birth of a fractal

A fractal is a repeating pattern that displays at different scales. Nature brings science, math, and art together in the fractal flowers of Queen Anne’s lace:

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The first umbel …

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… gives rise to multiple umbels

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a proliferation of umbels

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fractal bloom

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what the … fractal!

Geek out on fractals here.

Pictures taken June 2014 in Plano, Texas

Everything’s bigger in Texas

Who’d have thought that something like this

Texas dandelions

Texas dandelions

could turn into this

Almost as big as a softball

Seedheads as big as softballs

Around here, spring means wildflowers. And Mother Nature has really pulled out the stops this year.

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Texas dandelion seedheads amidst wildflowers in an “empty” field near my place

Radiating awesomeness

Radiating awesomeness

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Amazing to the core, with parachutes ready for release

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What color is your parachute?