Valle Crucis Community Park

Valle Crucis is a small community in Watauga County, North Carolina, very close to where I live.  Today I want to show you Valle Crucis Community Park.

Valle Crucis Community Park runs along the Watauga River, off Broadstone Rd, behind the Mast General Store Annex.  This park belongs to the community, and is funded by donations and maintained by volunteers.  It’s not owned by the  state, county or town.

There’s lots to do for kids.  A playground, soccer fields and small, kid-sized buildings just perfect for using your imagination.

My dog loves to go for walks in this park.  Lots of great smells, the river to cool your feet in.  The park even has multiple “doggie bag” stations so you can clean up after your best friend.  As you can see from this picture, Heidi is set for a brisk walk.


Trees, Flowers and Visitors

The High Country, as this part of North Carolina is called, is beautiful at all times of the year.  These pictures capture the end of summer.

I have hanging baskets and planters full of Petunias and Geraniums on my front porch.  We love to sit on the porch swing in the evening and enjoy the bright colors.  And although I’ve been told it’s too cold here in the winter for Crepe Myrtles to survive, you can see I have a beautiful, full rose red one planted at the end of my flower beds.

This plant is a weed, but the gold finches love it.  I’ve counted as many as six of them feeding off this one plant at any one time.

We have lots of four legged critters around here, too.  This summer we have gotten to watch these twin fawns and their momma.  We usually see them early in the morning in the cemetery next door, and at the bottom of our yard many evenings.  You can see the morning fog hanging over the cemetery in these pictures.  The deer are quite tame, and cute, but they like to eat my veggies, rose bushes and phlox.  I do hope the hunters leave them alone this Fall.

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