Friday, April 19, 2013

Old City Lake in Cookeville, TN

The lake is not very deep in this area, only inches. You can often see fish, frogs, geese, ducks, and heron here on the pier that we are standing on.
I have no idea what this is, but it grows fairly close to the ground and smells wonderful!
I love this wooden platform. It houses some sort of water main that as you can see, is safely enclosed.
This is at the top of the trail and well-worth the fairly short walk up. In the heat of summer, this is usually the only water flowing, but in the spring there are multiple falls back in the distance around this area. The sound is delightful!
And the green moss grows all around all around, and the green moss grows all around!
Here's is another water fall that has quite a deep area at the end here. Very pretty!
And the tree fungus grows all around, all around...and the tree fungus grows all around!
Lots of varieties of flowers!
There are several places where you can get down to the creek. Go ahead- jump in!
Most of the trail is paved, but the upper part is gravel.
I love the red bud at the entrance. There are several picnic tables here, along with a boat dock where canoes and kayaks are often paddling around. Some say the fishing is good here.

Moving water- beautiful! It's spring fed too, which means it's nice and cold!
I hope to go back once summer is on and everything is greener. But, as you can see, it's lovely in early spring too!


Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

Tennessee is so pretty. I LOVE IT!

Cherie said...

It looks to be such a lovely area. I think the plant that you are unsure of is a 'wake robin' I can't rememebr the latin name but it certainly looks like that.

I am loving following your blog. You may find mine is interesting in a 'frugal crafts' kind of way

Kindest regards
Cherie xx England

Donna said...

Cherie, YES! They are wake robin/trillium! You are very good!

Thank you for the invitation and I'm so thankful you found something enjoyable here! :)