Thursday 21 July 2016

July 24 DruidWalk at Sandy Beach

Come and join us for an easy nature walk at Sandy Beach.

Meet at  10:00 am.  Park  along  14a St SW near 4500.   We will  meet near the corner of 50th Ave and 14a St SW and walk along the Elbow River Pathway.

As usual, dress for the weather (what ever that may be!)

Pictures from Bowmont Park

We had a beautiful walk in Bowmont Park, along the Bow River.  The rain had stopped, but the sun wasn't quite committed to showing himself yet...

The park gets its name from being between two early towns, Bowness and Montgomery, both now part of Calgary.

We did not go far enough along the trail to see the tufa formation, and the 3 meter tall waterfall, however we did enjoy the grassland meadows, the ponds, and the balsam poplar trees. 

The sense of adventure that grows with each step along a new trail, following the paths (or not) and  exploring the park is one of my favourite parts of these druid walks.

Beavers, always busy beavers leave their marks wherever they can.  Some of the trees protected by the wire cages are already halfway chewed through!

There were several little waterfalls (springs) running down from that bank.  Just above is the aptly named neighbourhood of Silver Springs.  The sound of the water, combined with the quietness of the overcast sky made this a most magical and refreshing spot.   

On this day, Bowmont Park most certainly was Blessed by the Element of Water.  

Many Blessings of the green grass and running water to you,
with hopes that you will find yourself in such a peaceful place,