How about this weather? I’ve often said that if we have spring in February, we will probably have winter in March. But we can enjoy the mild weather while it lasts. Here are some pictures I took on my lunch-time walks this week (first week of February).
Here at Holliday Lake State Park some flowers are beginning to come up.
Iris emerging from the ground
Pipsissewa leaves (evergreen but still nice to see in February)
Pink Lady's Slipper emerging
Some trees and shrubs are beginning to bud out and even bloom.
Trees and shrubs are blooming
The trails are all open and just waiting for hikers.
Lakeshore Trail near Shelter # 1
Saunders Creek Trail
The lake is almost back up to full capacity and it’s beautiful.
Saunder’s Creek, Forbes Creek, Cemetery Creek and Holliday Creek are flowing and reflective as most creeks are in the spring.
Saunders Creek at Holliday Lake State Park
Fishermen have certainly been out on the lake and catching fish. (I didn't' take this photo)
Fishing at Holliday Lake
So find some time this week to get out to a park near you and enjoy the nice weather. We never know how long it will last.
Location of the park: 2759 State Park Road, Appomattox, Virginia 24522. Access via State Route 24 between Appomattox and U.S. Route 60 and from Routes 626 (Holiday Lake Road), 640 (Wooldridge Road), and 692 (State Park Road).
Approximate drive times: Northern Virginia, three and a half hours; Richmond, two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, four hours; Roanoke, two hours; Farmville, thirty minutes.