Monday Walk: OP Schnabel Park

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O. P. Schnabel Park covers 202 acres. It was purchased by the City in 1964. The site was noted for its many oak trees, mountain laurels, and many other native vegetation.

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Mr. Schnabel was widely known for his efforts to “keep San Antonio clean and beautiful,” and mounted many clean-up and beautification campaigns. Because its natural beauty was in keeping with the interests of O.P. Schnabel, the park was renamed in his honor in 1977.

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A long paved path was completed four years ago, which connects the OP park with four other local parks from the north part of the city to south. With both paved and unpaved paths, this park offers a range of paths and activities for people of all ages.  There are several 0ff-path mountain biking paths, and mountain biking has been very popular during the weekend.

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Whenever I get to visit there, I can always discover some unusual, beautiful wildflowers in the woods.  The center part of these white wildflowers is a little over 1/4 inch.

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The weather has been at around 90 F (30 C), 10 degrees above the normal temperatures. Luckily, we had rain last week, it brought back some wildflowers. 🙂

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Every once a while, I run into deer in the woods. 

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 You don’t want to miss Jo’s Monday Walk and many fabulous entries 

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Have a great week! 🙂 

 

 

 

57 thoughts on “Monday Walk: OP Schnabel Park

  1. Amy, these images are just so beautiful and the magical. What a wonderful place to be and here you shared it with me. Thank you. I a bit teary eyed when I saw the deer drinking the water. Just precious. (((HUGS))) Amy

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    • These tiny wildflowers are under the bushes and trees. During hot summer, they get shades and protections. 🙂 I just have to walk into the woods to find them. You, too, have a great week, Jet!

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  2. oh i needed this walk, although i just walked back from the guayaquil airport to my nearby hotel.  it was a great walk, though yours was better!    ts day two of the lost-luggage search, though i have not let those luggage demons punch my buttons.. it was nice taking this walk with you, and seeing the deer was a very nice surprise! z From: The World Is a Book… To: tzeebra@yahoo.com Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 8:51 AM Subject: [New post] Jo’s Monday Walk: OP Schnabel Park #yiv6900547741 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv6900547741 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv6900547741 a.yiv6900547741primaryactionlink:link, #yiv6900547741 a.yiv6900547741primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv6900547741 a.yiv6900547741primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv6900547741 a.yiv6900547741primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv6900547741 WordPress.com | Amy posted: “O. P. Schnabel Park covers 202 acres. It was purchased by the City in 1964. The site was noted for its many oak trees, mountain laurels, and many other native vegetation.Mr. Schnabel was widely known for his efforts to “keep San Antonio clean and be” | |

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  3. Oh wow! You’ve done it again ! 🙂 Scrolling down what should I find but the most beautiful reflected fawn 🙂 Amazing shot! I love that first white wildflower too, Amy.
    202 acres! You might never see me again!!! 🙂 It looks wonderful. Many thanks for your lovely share.

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  4. You know how much I enjoy walking with you every Monday ! If it’s in the woods or in a park still it’s heaven !
    The faithful reflections of the greenery in the blue waters are marvellous and the elegant wild flowers against the Bokeh are also fascinating.Please don’t ask me anything about the sweet deer quenching its thirst in the fresh running water !!! It’s absolutely a dear deer,a lovable innocent creature that stole the scene of the post !!!
    Warm greetings my sweet friend 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • I always look forward to walk with you, Doda dear! Really do! Never enough wildflowers for me 🙂 I feel so luck to capture the little deer 🙂
      Thank you for leaving such a heartwarming comment, my dear friend. ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • I love they City has done. Besides, it’s a continuous effort, they always add additions somewhere for ordinary people to enjoy. 🙂 Thank you for commenting, M!
      The headers rotate. If I am guessing it correctly, it’s Metropol Parasol in Sevilla http://wp.me/pSlDL-8Y9

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