Venetian Gardens Park

I was reminded today that I have not been updating my blog very much. Sometimes life just gets away from me and I am swept up in activity, useful and not so useful. We have been out walking a good bit to get Andy’s new knees a workout and to build up some muscle he has lost over the past few years. I have actually gotten out of the habit of wearing my camera!!!!!!! I have taken a few of Venetian Gardens, which is a lakefront city park here in Leesburg and a beautiful place to take a walk.

Alligator Lounging Along Canal

From Wikipedia: In 1938, during the Great Depression, the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration invested in infrastructure and improvement projects across the county. Its Works Progress Administration began work on the Venetian Gardens waterside park, located on the shores of Lake Harris. These canals and gardens have been a centerpiece of the community ever since.

As its name suggests, the park is full of canals and bridges.
This picnic pavilion looks out to Lake Harris

The park is home to a wide variety of birds.

Great White Egret

I am rather proud of this Anhinga portrait.

I have never caught a fish but enjoy watching others try their luck. Lake County is named so for its many lakes. This may be one of the most scenic fishing spots.

Purple Gallinule

We have seen this bird-feeding person tossing large quantities of food on several occasions.

Bird Feeder


Do Alligators Smile?
The water lilies are beginning to bloom.
We got a lecture from this squirrel.
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6 thoughts on “Venetian Gardens Park

    • Dinata Misovec March 19, 2019 / 11:37 am

      Thank you Peter! We have been overwhelmed with medical issues for months, but now I should get back into the habit of picture taking and blogging.

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      • Peter's pondering March 19, 2019 / 5:00 pm

        They don’t tell you about these things when you are younger do they! Hips, knees, elbows, and shoulders should have an annual service perhaps?

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      • Dinata Misovec March 25, 2019 / 8:54 pm

        I have noted in the past that my joints needed a lube job. I bit of oil in the spine would be nice too!

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  1. Paul Day March 18, 2019 / 8:41 am

    Dinata and Andy

    So happy to hear from you again. Best wishes to Andy and his new knees! Tonight and tomorrow night I have “author events” (book signings) at the Parkesburg PA library mystery book club, and the “Baby Boomers Book Club” right here in Hershey’s Mill. Should be fun.

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    • Dinata Misovec March 19, 2019 / 2:38 pm

      Looks like we missed it. How did it go? I am scheduled to speak at the Leesburg Library in the fall.

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