Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Vereen Memorial Nature Park


Hello & happy Tuesday!

I wish all that celebrate a Happy Boxing Day!


I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas, I cooked dinner for my hubby, son and his girlfriend. We had lots of yummy food and my homemade Derby pie and ice cream for dessert. Now we all have to recover from too much food.  I am sharing a park that hubby and visited a few times just across the North Carolina border in Little River South Carolina. It is called the Vereen Memorial Park or Vereen Nature Park. The park consist of 115 acres of forest and marshland.  Here are some scenes from our visits on Nov 5th and Nov 10th.









They have numerous hiking trails and boardwalks. The first day we went the tide was high and part of the trail was underwater. Hubby and I had to backtrack and we took the trail thru the woods and ended up again where the trail was under water.



Most of the birds we saw were the Great Blue Heron and Great Egrets and one Wood Stork.


I believe this is the Northern Bayberry, I have seen it growing in various coastal parks. The berries are enjoyed by many birds, I think I saw a few Yellow-rumped Warblers in these bushes.








The trail takes you up to the Little River and is a popular spot with the fishermen.



Here is a link to my first post on this park we visited with my sister Sunset beach & Vereen Nature Park

I hope you enjoyed our walk at the Vereen Memorial and Nature Park.



As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.


Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

78 comments:

David Gascoigne said...

It truly is amazing how much we can all eat at Christmas time - and I don't think it's the meal so much as all the snacks that seem to be everywhere. Better get out and walk!

Sandi said...

So peaceful...the beautiful blue bird shot is AMAZING!

Mary Hone said...

That looks so nice, what a great place to walk. I'm glad you had a good Christmas with your family.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sandi, it was a peaceful place for a walk. Thanks for the comment. I hope you had a happy Christmas! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Yes, but it is too cold outside for walking. I will walk on my treadmill today. Thanks always for the comment and visit. I hope you and your family had a very happy Christmas. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Thanks, Mary! I hope your Christmas was wonderful too. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

D said...

Beautiful .... looks like a beautiful day for being out by the water.

Sondra said...

Awesome I'm ready for a coastal getaway!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Am very familiar with walks being under water - not so much from tides, as constant rain! Love that shot of the heron. A peaceful and relaxing place to walk, despite wet feet! YAM xx

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosas fotos! Beijos e tudo de bom ! chica

Tom said...

...gorgeous shots, I believe that is Juniperus virginiana , its common names include red cedar, eastern redcedar and bayberry.

eileeninmd said...

Thanks, it is always a beautiful day for a walk. Enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Me too, I am always ready for a getaway! Enjoy your day and new week!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I think the constant rain would be a little depressing. I love the sunshine. Thanks so much for the comment and visit.
Enjoy your day and new week!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks, Chica! You are so kind. Have a happy day and new week!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks Tom for the plant id. I always appreciate your visits too.
Have a happy day and new week!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas,and your food sounds very tasty! Yes, It can be too much food, I know about that.
Beautiful photos, and The Blue Heron is so pretty.
Happy Tuesday, and enjoy the week ahead.

Florence said...

Sounds like you had a lovely family Christmas Day. DH and DD went to see the new Star Wars. I took a nap. Hope you have a wonderful week.

ellen b. said...

Looks like a nice place to walk and explore. I appreciate the boardwalks that different areas have so you can walk out and see more. Your Christmas day sounded wonderful.

Nancy J said...

Looks wonderful with the boardwalks. Hoping you have had a great Christmas, and all wishes for a Very Happy New Year.

Jeevan said...

Glad to hear that you had wonderful Christmas Eve along with your family… Lovely photos from the boardwalk and sorry about the high tide immersing the trail.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Nancy, thanks so much, we did have a great Christmas! I hope you did as well, wishing you all the best in 2018. Happy New Year!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks, Jeevan, I appreciate your comment and visit. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Marit, the diet starts today!
I hope you and your family had a happy Christmas. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Hubby and I want to see that movie too. I hope you and your family had a happy Christmas. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Ellen, thanks and I hope you and your family had a happy Christmas. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

Sandra said...

this park looks a lot like our parks here in FL... the birds look chilly

Cloudia said...

Thank you dear

Bob Bushell said...

What a pleasing event it is, down it looks like a heaven, everything are there, Heron and Egret are with it, thanks Eileen.

Mildred said...

Wow! Such beautiful blue skies for your visit. These are gorgeous shots. I love going along on your hikes with you.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you for sharing your visit to the Vereen Memorial Nature Park - love the long views and closeups of the Great blue Heron.
Joy

eileeninmd said...

Hi Sandra, you are correct. It was a chilly day and the birds were trying to stay warm.
Enjoy your day and thanks for the comment.

eileeninmd said...

Thank you, Cloudia! Enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks, Bob! It was a pleasant day and walk. Thank you for the comment.
Happy Boxing Day! Enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Thanks, Mildred! We did have a nice day and walk. Thanks for the comment and visit.
Enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Joy! Thanks so much for the visit and comment. I always enjoy seeing the herons.
I hope you and your family had a happy Christmas. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family!
What a lovely place!
Beautiful nature and very preety birds!
Great shots!
Have a lovely week ahead!
Dimi...

Powell River Books said...

We met some extended family for breakfast this Boxing Day. The coffee shop is next to the mall so we walked through. I was surprised to see so few shoppers. - Margy

Michelle said...

Gorgeous photos and glad to hear you had a good Christmas! Nothing wrong with too much food, every now and again!

happyone said...

Sounds like a very enjoyable Christmas.
Wonderful pictures.

bettyl-NZ said...

Awesome scenes from your walk. Thanks for taking us along!

Linda W. said...

The sky is wonderfully blue! Nice photo of the blue heron.

krishna said...

Very beautiful and scenic..

The Furry Gnome said...

Enjoyed the walk, but where is the snow?

Rose said...

I would love to visit this place!!!!

It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas...

Lady Fi said...

How amazing to get so close to those birds. Great shots!

Stewart M said...

Christmas and over-eating are a familiar pair! Good to have a walk though!

Cheers (and hope you had a good Christmas) - Stewart M - Melbourne

italiafinlandia said...

Your shot are always nice to see.
We had a good Christmas time too, and still it is going on in the family.
Happy Wednesday to you!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Boas Festas e um excelente 2018.
Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Lea said...

Beautiful scenery! Love the birds!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful pic, I always enjoy your posts and what you have to share. Great scenery pics and the heron and egret are so showy. Hope the Bayberry provided a good food source for the birds. Thanks Eileen!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Dimi, Yes, we had a very nice Christmas. I hope you and your family had a happy Christmas too. Thanks so much for the comment. Enjoy your day and the week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am glad you enjoyed the walk and photos.
Thanks for the comment.
Have a happy day and week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Stewart,
Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Judy, Thanks for the nice comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Lea, Thanks for the comment and visit. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, enjoy your family time and the holiday season. Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Betty, I am glad you enjoyed the walk. Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Linda, I always enjoy the herons. Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Krishna, Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, LOL! No snow in North Carolina in November. Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Rose, I think you would enjoy this park and the trail. Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Yes we enjoyed Christmas and all the food. Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Michelle, so true, Christmas seems to be the time to enjoy lots of food. Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Margy, so glad you had a nice breakfast with your friend. Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

Debbie said...

some beautiful blue skies!! nice big birds and what a pretty, unexpected reflection in the puddle/flood!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I find plenty of trails in FL under water. Sigh.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful images. I love those boardwalks.

A Colorful World said...

Pretty park! Love the river views! Glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous photos as always, Eileen, but I fell in love with that first Great Blue shot...that one's a keeper for sure. And I was fascinated by the bayberries.
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

William Kendall said...

The herons are a welcome sight to see!

Betty Crow said...

Looks like an awesome place to walk with a camera. Love the birds!

Linda said...

Great shots, as usual! Happy New Year!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Hi, opened the Northern Bayberry's pic page ;-) I always wonder the names of the tree, (Especially, in front of my house)
So sorry for my absence, hope you are having wonderful year end season♪
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Lowcarb team member said...

Your Christmas sounds wonderful.
Lovely selection of photographs here.

All the best Jan

NatureFootstep said...

lol, flooded. Seems you should have rubberboots next time :) Still a great place for wildlife.

Rambling Woods said...

I am glad you had a nice Christmas and I wish you a very Happy New Year...Thank you for participating in NN all these years...Michelle

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