Tag Archives: winter

Bethany Lakes Park – Allen, Texas

This Allen gem has four lakes, each with its own personality.




Mostly mallards



Reflecting pool

A walking trail surrounds this lake.

This stopped me in my tracks:


Anhingas and gulls


Unparalleled parking


About to nail the landing




These pics are from last weekend when temps rose to 60+ Fahrenheit. Not the norm for winter, but this is Texas where temps drop 20 degrees in as many minutes when cold fronts hit.

Look at the pics in these Yelp reviews of this very park. Spring! Canada geese. Picnics. Possibilities.

Here’s the City of Allen listing for Bethany Lakes Park.


Seasonal tree-tise

When I was looking for a new apartment in March, I found one I really liked. The leasing agent pointed to a grove of trees across the street from my future unit. I saw leafless branches jabbing the winter sky like so many upended pitchforks. She said the grove would be beautiful in the spring. She was right.

Look at that lush swath of green. Home to songbirds that offer sweet tweets.


April 9, 2011

Here’s a picture taken a couple weeks ago. Fall colors–from my balcony! I’m tickled pink.


December 4, 2011

I love looking at the baby cottonwood–it’s the yellow tree in the foreground. Because its delicate leaves shimmy and shake at the slightest breeze, it catches the light, twinkles in the daytime, and offers soothing rustle-therapy.

Here’s a picture taken today. The cottonwood has shed its yellow coat, but the taller deciduous trees haven’t attained pitchfork status just yet.


December 23, 2011

I made a collage of the previous three photos. Not going to name my favorite season, but I think you can figure it out. 🙂

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