We love our local parks. And with winter mud and hail, we had the place to ourselves! This is the dam at Post Falls on the Spokane River across the water from Q’emelin Park
So what about you? Are you a fair weather park goer? Or do you venture out into the elements? I met one of my dearest friends out at the park on a chilly, late fall day. I’m glad I didn’t stay home.
I am preparing music for this weekends Rewired Women’s Breakfast at my church and after practicing Hillsong’s Hosanna and finding a cover that I really like by Starfield, I went to search the song title Everything. I was thrilled to find the wrong song! Yes, you heard right I accidentally re-found (yeah that’s not a word) Michael Buble and his charming song Everything. I just love this video and the song always makes me smile. It would be a great song for a wedding or an anniversary celebration. What do you think? Totally cute or what?
On the music subject if you are local I’d love to see you Saturday!
Oh and guess what? God is so good and I really don’t deserve this but I am about to get a new guitar. A dear man at church has a guitar he can’t use any more and he asked a friend of mine if she knew anyone who loves worship who doesn’t have a guitar and could use it. She immediately thought of me. What an honor! You know what that means? Practice, practice, practice.
The other day was HOT and we were looking for someplace shady. Our house is new and therefore has no established landscaping and there is nothing like the shade of a big tall tree to keep you cool on a summer day.
We decided to pack up and make the drive into Spokane to explore Manito Park’s 95 acres of trees, gardens and ponds.
They have a lilac garden that smells wonderful even when the bushes are not in bloom, rose gardens…
and Japanese gardens…
I was disappointed that the Koi pond was not stocked. The sign said that people brought in diseases by introducing their fish into the pond and it killed their entire stock so there were just a handful of new fish but we did see newly hatched ducklings and there was plenty of water and shade. Scarfunkle and Loud found leaves floating in a bird bath.
They also have a childrens play area (which we avoided at all cost) and a sandwich and coffee shop with picnic tables.
If you are in North Idaho or Western Washington, Manito Park is a beautiful place to visit. They host a bi yearly plant sale as well. You’ll know where to find me this Sept!