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Crowley Park, Richardson

On a post-dawn walk through Crowley Park, I noticed it has something for everyone.

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Whether you picnic with friends in the pavilion,

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flop down for some “me” time,

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or hit the trail that circles the park

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for a flower-flecked walk or run,

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you’ll find views that thrill

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and views that soothe.

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Have tots with energy to burn? The park has two play areas, this one ringed with trees.

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Takin’ a breather without robin the bank

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means you sit on a deck

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watching ducks and turtles gather.

At ~58 acres, Crowley Park is the second largest of Richardson’s neighborhood parks. What strikes me is the city’s meticulous care in keeping the place pristine. Add me to Yelpers who love Crowley Park.

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Correction: In the original post, I stated that Crowley Park is Richardson’s largest. But it isn’t. Breckinridge Park (~417 acres) is. I love Breck, too!
– Gita, 13 May 2017

Wildflower Breck

April showers brought April flowers to Breckinridge Park in Richardson, one of my favorite places on the planet.

A few clicks from April 30th:

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Spring paints Breck red, white, and blue-tiful

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Work up a sweat or simply reflect

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Pretty purple palette pleases

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Creek bank holds interest

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Give me mauve

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Micro moment in the meadow

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Nature, master of fine arcs

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Bee-ready, pistils cocked

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Color me happy

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Pick a picnic spot

 

Breckinridge Park, Richardson – Update

It’s poppy time! These pictures were taken last Sunday, May 3rd.

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Pack a picnic and enjoy the view

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Nature painted you a surprise

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Gauzy poppies sway in the breeze

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Not a cloud in the sky

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A study in scarlet

Take in the show while it lasts! Get location information for Breckinridge Park.

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

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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?