Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Old Log Cabin at Claude Moore Park in Sterling

This is Frogshackle Cottage. Gregg enjoys looking at rooves and brickwork. He took the top two photos.
I have a friend who lives less than two blocks away from Claude Moore Park. She walks here with another friend regularly. I had never heard of it so I thought it would be a nice place to visit. Her daughter had mentioned that there was a photographic exhibition on wildlife this weekend and I was hooked. Gregg and I always enjoy exploring new places and when I told him about this place he was all for it. We arrived around noon. It had been raining and everywhere was a bit damp but it didn't rain for the rest of the day and we enjoyed a nice leisurely walk.

The Park was named after Dr. Claude Moore who was born in Danville, Virginia, in 1892. He was a very interesting man, and a short biography can be found here.

The cabin is now used as a nature center. It wasn't open when we were there.

This was out in front of the cabin.

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful cabin. We all love to explore new places.

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  2. Thanks for sharing these. Pics that others post is my only form of sightseeing these days.

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  3. What a cool place! I love exploring, too. And I have forgotten what it's like to factor rain into a day.

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  4. Gosh, Denise - you were been a prolific blogger yesterday - I saw this and almost missed the praying mantis and the flowers! All great.

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  5. I love this cabin...wish I could live in there!!

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  6. Looks interesting! Hope you had a great walk there!

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  7. A wonderful afternoon and such a nice place to explore and relax!

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  8. Golly, your blog is fantastic! I love the stuff on the Moore Park; I followed the links and they were very informative. You could almost write a little novel based on those times and his land-buying. I also loved your mantid. I must say I haven't been able to sample ALL your recommended blogs, but it looks like a GREAT list. The Better Blog Writing link on your profile didn't work for me. . .
    Sometime I will have to remember Olive for you; she was a British war bride from World War II that worked for me when I was a young Branch Librarian. What a great memory and personality she had! It's nice to be reminded of her. June

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  9. those are really lovely photos.....another reason to visit your neck of the woods!!!

    Gill

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  10. Interesting man! And really great place to visit and take photos! Glad you shared this.

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