A walk in the park.

 

I went for a walk here at a local city park. Nothing spectacular really, but I wanted to share these pictures with you. After all, I enjoy seeing photographs from other places I may never get to visit.

I saw a climbing rose; not sure of what the name would be for these particular ones. The purple flower might be a Viola? The Pitcher Plants are known as yellow pitcher plant       ( Sarracenia Flava).

The park service/City beautification committee, built the fake well around a water spiket or hydrant of sort, there once was a railroad spur that ran right beside it. I am guessing it was either used for the railroad or was a fire hydrant for the lumber mill that once existed very near by. Fire was a big concern at the lumber mill.

The big rock with the granite plaque in front, that reads;  This Escambia County native rock, which has endured through the Centuries, is placed here in honor of all the men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. This memorial, a symbol of strength and stability, is a reflection of our nation’s strength. We hereby dedicate this mounment in memory of Brewton native Tamara Thurman and each of her countrymen that perished that day, on this day September 11, 2012

 

What will our sleepy little town do now?

 

Well, they say all good things must come to an end; I guess they are right. The scavenger hunt I have posted about a couple of times has finally came to an end. The Money was found. Now there are a lot of people left wondering: “What do we do now?” They have spent the last three weeks watching and waiting for clues and searching all night and day in some cases. 858122_558889080788992_332512874_o

It has been a wonderful experience for the most part.  Of course, there were some that weren’t paying attention to anything but the fact there was money out there somewhere.  There was some damage done, but over all very minuscule. Something almost magic happens when these guys get together and do their podcast and go live on Facebook. We are just a small town, but when these guys get behind a cause people respond.  They were receiving donations to several different causes and the money pot during all of this.  The money pot went up over $11,000 and someone was doubling it once it was found.  There were other goodies too, donated by the different business around the area.  They hadn’t done all the arithmetic at the time of the live announcement of the money being found.

Amid all the searching everyone got on board with picking up litter as they went along. Next thing you know, that became a contest as well; with a

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1st prize of $500 for who picked up the most trash and $200 for the runner up. They had to post photos and videos of them picking up the litter in the areas they were searching  in any of the communities that were in the area listed in the search.  Now we are all waiting to see what they come up with tomorrow @Drive Time with DJ & KJ so we don’t go back to being a quiet little black and white town. If you join in tell them “Gecko” sent ya.