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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Now This is Paradise: Sundays in My City

UnknownMami hosts a lively worldwide party on Sundays. Through her blog, you can feast on amazing sights across the globe.

Today, I welcome you to Paradise. This scenic town rests 8 miles Northeast of Chico, smack-dab in the middle of the squared off part of California. The weather begged for a walk in the park, so please enjoy Aquatic Park with me.

 a mini-waterfall

It's a nice sentiment, though I only saw one young fisherboy. His parents were madly screaming at the kid after he cast his fishing line at a flock of Mallard ducks.

Ah, Paradise!
I hope this visit relaxed you.
Have a wonderful Sunday and new week.


  1. Lovely scenic park, Robyn. Is barefoot paddling allowed?

  2. That looks like a great place to relax. Wish it was closer to me!

  3. Gorgeous pictures of beautiful places. Thank you so so much for all your comments over on my blog. They mean the world to me. I'm sorry I have not been around, but I'm working on getting my rear back on track.

  4. What a beautiful place! Glad you enjoyed it. Have a great Sunday :)

  5. What a great place to relax! Thanks for sharing it!

  6. It looks so sunny and inviting in Paradise!

  7. That last photo is quite simply one of the most beautiful photos I've seen around here Robyn, you really do live in paradise, I won't lie that I'm pretty envious.

  8. Robyn, My SIMC post today is all about water too! You know, you and I and great minds!

  9. There's something about water that is so calming. Mallard Ducks eh? :D I can imagine!

    Happy Sunday, Robyn!

  10. I feel stress melting away as I imagine myself in your pictures.

  11. Beautiful! I would love to go there and meditate... Ducks and kids and all!

  12. A great scenic trip, very relaxing indeed. Well maybe not for the poor ducks.

  13. Paradise certainly lives up to its name.

  14. GB, I didn't see barefoot paddling nor any signs prohibiting it.

    MsA, as close as it is to me, I don't take advantage nearly enough.

    Melissa, my pleasure. Thank you and you are welcome. No worries, life gets in the way of blogging sometimes.

    Raymonde, thank you. A wonderful day and week to you.

    Wayne, it is a little gem.

    Heather, my pleasure.

    Del, I wish I could capture the smell of pine in the air. To me, that's the best part.

    YW, thanks. I like that picture best too. Sounds like you have a visit to CA in order.

    KB, I'll be over to your great mind's work soon. Smiles.

    Vidya, yes. I fully agree.

    Stephen, it worked. I'm glad.

    Thanks, Alex.

    Cheryl, it's a good place for meditation.

    Pat, funny how those ducks seemed oblivious to the boys attempts to catch them with his fishing line.

    Tara, it does, at least on the surface. Of course, it's plagued with the same social ills as any struggling small town.

    A relaxing day to all.

  15. Ahhhhhhh-----and I'm glad the Fishing Park was Aquatic. I hate those Dry Dirt Fishing Ponds!!

    Great series Robyn,

    Love ya mean it!!!!


  16. It would relax me if I was there – since I’m here, I’m just envious.
    Lovely to be close to such beautiful surroundings.

  17. That last picture of tranquil water did indeed relax me. Thank you for sharing!

    Happy Sunday!

  18. Well Robyn, now that the Challenge is over I can come back and bug you on a regular basis! Nice pics BTW.

  19. lovely, peaceful shots, robyn!that looks like a wonderful place to relax.
    thanks for sharing my friend!

    hope you have a great week ahead!


  20. Robyn, the fishing boy made me laugh...paradise indeed

  21. The biggest fish, a rainbow trout, I ever caught was feeding below a flock of mallards.

    Smart kid!

  22. It did relax me except for the screaming.

  23. John, yeah, dirt ponds are challenging. Aren't they?

    Beth, I'll enjoy an extra dose of suburbia for you, while you take in some fun city life for me. Deal?

    Star, I'm glad. Thanks.

    Yvonne, thanks, friend.

    Chuck, congratulations. Don't know how you did it, but you did great. Thanks for being one of my longtime blog friends.

    Betty, I'm glad you like it. I'm also glad I managed to get photos that don't show the small crowds of people at the park.

    Terra, poor kid. His parents were pretty out-of-control about the whole thing. LOL.

    IT, aw, so the mallards bring good luck to fishermen/women? He IS a wise kid.

    Unknown, me too. I wanted to scream at the screamers to shut-up and chill out.

    PTM, they seemed pretty unaffected by it all.


  24. I LOVE waterfalls and babbling brooks! One of my favorite hideouts, when I was a melancholy teenager, was a wooden bridge deep in the woods, over a FREEZING cold stream! I used to run away there when I was unhappy and the sun would warm my heart and my cares would float away on the cold water. At least for a little while!

  25. Beautiful photos Robyn! I have to remember to add this to the list! Julie

  26. Oh how I luvs waterfalls. Beautiful and relaxing, Robyn. :)

  27. It looks like, well umh.... Paradise!
    Nice pics Robyn!

  28. Very cute places... nice to chill out and read.. mmmm... or write....
    .. or do the funky wild thing... that would be chocolate eating! What else?


  29. Nothing else that I can think of, Anthony!

    Thanks, Pat. It is well named.

    Dawn and Ruth, I do too. Waterfalls are nature at its best.

    Beth, that's beautiful. As a melancholy adult, I appreciate this ambience for the same reasons.