Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pedal Boats

Next to the clump of trees, I noticed a pier and several pedal boats. A little house had a sign with information about renting the pedal boats. I took some shots of the different types of pedal boats.

Cluster of Trees

One section of the park included some new trees. They were being watered that day. As I followed the turn in the path, I came upon a cluster of trees with cypress knees and a small pond. It fed into the lake.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Large Oaks on the Right

From the small building I returned to the track. I’ve included a shot looking back and one looking forward. There were some large oak trees to the right. They provided some welcomed shade.

Benches and Waterfall

Next along the track is a small building with benches and a waterfall. A garden bed includes honeysuckle vines climbing lattice work. There is a brick patio and arches forming a semicircle.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Singing Oak

When I heard wind chimes I had to investigate. An oak close to the lake had wind chimes hanging in it. Artist, Jim Hart created the chimes. The sound of the chimes was soothing.

The Track

Soon I found myself on the track that circles the Big Lake. I took some photos that give a panoramic view of the lake. I decided to go right first in a counter-clockwise direction. There were beautiful oaks on the right side of the track.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Big Lake at City Park

The New Orleans Museum of Art is located at the other end of the avenue. One photo shows a Canal Street street car. It is dropping off people at the Wisner Avenue park entrance. To the right is Big Lake. A plaque describes all the individuals and organizations involved in the Big Lake project.