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A Walk Around Aldridge Lake

Walking around a beautiful lake is good for both the body and soul, and I am fortunate to live not far from Aldridge Gardens with its lake and walking trail. The gardens overlooking the lake are lovely, and a lot of people come to enjoy the serene views.

I always look forward to the rolling topography around the lake. Here are photos I took on a recent visit:

We saw a couple of guys fishing. The fish in this lake are big!

A nature walk is never complete without viewing the wildlife. These paused long enough to let me take their photos:

If you haven't already seen it, you may also enjoy my previous post, A Garden of the Heart, featuring the personal garden of Eddie Aldridge, the founder of Aldridge Gardens.

Have a great day!  Deborah 


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Reader Comments (23)

Lovely shots Deb of such a pretty spot. Enjoy your day.

May 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

What a beautiful place. I think you described it perfectly - serene. How nice to have such a lovely walking place so close. Loved the "guys" fishing! :)

May 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHolleyGarden

The lakeside iris is gorgeous!

May 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersweetbay

What a beautiful place to visit...

Stunning shots, and I so enjoyed seeing the turtles, I have a soft spot for them.


Hi Deb...what a wonderful place to walk and rest. This looks just beautiful! I really like the pictures of the wildlife. The baby geese are just adorable and that squirrel looks like he could start talking to you!! Thanks for taking us along!

May 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterchristy

How nice to have such a beautiful place for a walk in your area.

May 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

What a beautiful woodland, so calm and peaceful with lovely dappled shade, I would love to wander through there! The frogs look really laid back, I've never seen mine do that by my pond!!

May 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPauline Mulligan

So beautifull! And especially as we are socked in with torrential downpours and they are forecasting rain throuh Tuesday! Thank you for sharing the sunshine, blossoms and wildlife at such a gorgeous lake.

May 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJody Raines

Thank you so much for taking me on your walk-about. It was such a lovely way for me to start my day. The photos you included were absolutely wonderful.

Thank you for sharing your visit to such a beautiful garden; it makes we want to come to visit it too. Large expanses of water are so restful, makes me wish I had water in my garden but I don't want the mosquitoes that water would encourage. Christina

May 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Looks like a beautiful lake for a walk. I love those yellow iris and the turtles!

May 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Hi Deb
You had a lovely day for a visit! It looks like great weather. You have numerous shots of the water yet every one looks different. And I love the critters at the end.

May 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAstrid

Beautiful photos Deb! You captured some great moments form the ducklings to the fishing frogs. Love it all.

May 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Chapman

Another beautiful spot...thanks for taking us around to see its wonder.

Your garden walks always inspire me. The goslings are too cute!

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

Hi Deb! What a nice place you have visited! I prefer the natural feeling of this lake site rather than the sumptuous look of the owner's private garden (in the other post I missed). The picture of the turtle stretching its rear paw is amazing, I had to laugh!

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto

The place looks so tranquil, peaceful. I feel relaxed just looking at your photos!

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark and Gaz

Beautiful photos Deb. You are so right, walking around lakes is relaxing and rejuvenating at the same time. Great tour, I would love to visit there.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Oh what a lovely place! You certainly do it justice with your photos, too, Deb. This is a refreshing post--I really enjoyed the walk through the park.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPlantPostings

beautiful photos Deb it looks a lovely place to be, thanks for sharing, Frances

May 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIsland Threads

how fortunate to live near such a lovely spot Deb. And with such considerate wildlife too! Love all the photos.

May 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercatmint

What a gorgeous place to visit, and your photos are just lovely. I especially love your squirrel shot, he looks a little guilty!

I was searching for info on what's eating my mahonias off at the root which led me to your blog. I have 3 scattered along my front bank and one has been chewed off at the base leaving little gnawed nubbins where the roots were. I have not noticed mine becoming invasive and am curious about your concern; don't you have privet in AL??; in my opinion this trumps all other invasives since it makes hundreds of berries and puts out from the smallest bit of root. I do not find kudzu or thistle to be near as difficult to eradicate. And NO I can not bring in goats or sheep since we rescue dogs and have 11 as permenant residents; and add to that the prime animal invasive- coyotes. We have a little over 38 acres and much of it is infested with privet. I see no solution... but any idea as to what's gnawing my mahonia??

May 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
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