The park surrounds beautiful Lake Galena, and sits on 1,500 acres of nature’s bounty, making it spectacular for bird watching, and catching glimpses of other wildlife, along with hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and picnicking.
What inspired the visit the most is the superb photo below taken by my good friend, Kirsten who is a regular at Peace Valley Park. It looks like it could be taken from the pages of “National Geographic”.
This shot she took of the turtles sunning themselves resembles a professional photograph next to my amateur shots. I’m sad to say that I didn’t see any turtles on my trip, but I did see plenty of ducks, and I found the pesky creatures a bit difficult to photograph because they move so fast.
I also came upon this lovely lavender field and discovered a little gift shop on the grounds that sell items such as lavender bath products, essential oils and pillow sprays.
I wish I met up with a turtle or two, or some other form of unique wildlife; the most interesting, a bee that decided to fly inside of my car and keep me company on my way home. I am still shocked I didn’t panic and cause an accident. Mr. Bee quietly flew out of the window (I’m certain this is exactly why they invented automatic windows) and I made my way home knowing that with the autumn season fast approaching, another visit to Peace Valley Park is close behind.