A walk near the water

Steve & I had dinner with my mom last weekend and before we stopped by her house, we walked at one of our favorite haunts: De Soto National Memorial Park. We used to live around the corner from my mom and often walked there with our dogs, a few times a week. Now that we live out East on the Braden river, we don't get to De Soto quite as often. I love the Sea Grapes that shade the path much of the year and the fact that so much of the walk is along the water - specifically, the Manatee river at the mouth of Tampa Bay. 

I also love the trees with Spanish moss at the entrance of De Soto Memorial. The first photo is 'as is' and the second photo is after I played with a double exposure. 

I find it so enchanting there and we had a good walk, even though this was our first time back without our dog Asia who passed away March 22nd. Amazingly, Asia was about 16 years old. She lived a long and happy life. Chloe and Steve posed for me on one of the paths below. It is not the same without Asia, but we are doing okay! 

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.
For me, they are the role model for being alive.
— Gilda Radner