Wednesday 28 September 2016

Weaselhead Flats Druid Walk

It was a beautiful autumn day for our latest Druid Walk!   Weaselhead Park is an amazing park along the North West end of the Glenmore Reservoir and the mouth of the the Elbow River.   We met and started down the hill, across the bridge and took a trail to the right,  going west along the river.

Weaselhead Park

This post is filled with photos, more than usual, as it is just too difficult to leave any out.  The sky was just the right colour of blue, the aspen leaves a beautiful golden colour, and the White Spruce trees glorious and green.

The sound of running water always nearby is such a blessing in the city.   It is so hard to believe this park is in a city of over a million people.

Another thing that is hard to believe is that after the 2013 flood, unexploded explosives were found here.   They have all been since cleaned up according to this UXO brochure,  but signs are up to remind us to be careful.

Please have a look at the following pictures, and enjoy the meandering river, the wandering paths and lush vegetation of Weaselhead Flats.

Sun and Sky, River and Trees

Picturesque Wooden Bridge

Fall Colour

The Bridge Across the Elbow River

Park Signage

Grandmother Spruce

Autumn Colour

The Meadow

Branches and Roots

Elbow River

Elbow River

A Board Walk

Red Leaves

Changing Colour

Baby Spruce

A Trail thought the Aspens

Leaves on the Path

Beautiful River Bank

Red Green and Yellow



Ducks at the river

Sunlit Aspens

Wasp Nest

Wasp Nest in the Sun


Beaver Dam

Beaver Dam

Bright Green Moss

Oxbow in the river

River Rocks

Who lives here?

Can you see the chickadee?

Friendly Chickadee

Hungry Chickadee

River Reflection

Wandering Pathway

Shades of Green

Golden Leaves

Archway in the Park

Riverside Path

The Mouth of the Elbow River

Erratic near the entrance to the park

At the end of our walk, we headed for lunch at the nearby Grey Eagle Casino.  Great friends, great food, and a beautiful day.  It was wonderful.   After lunch some of us headed down to another fantastic Calgary Park:  Fish Creek Park,  for a Bardic Initiation.  That however, is a story for another day.

Aine and I both took many more photos, and I just might upload them in another post.  They are just to pretty not to share.

Autumn Blessings to all,

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Pagan Pride Day, Calgary, 2016

Last Saturday was Calgary's Pagan Pride Day!  Pagan groups from around Calgary attended with information booths on their respective traditions, and vendors brought their beautiful wares.

This was Chinook Hills Grove's first Pride Day with an information booth.  Feather, Aine and Amethyst spent the day chatting about the Grove, OBOD and how we practice Druidry in Alberta.

More information on the Calgary Pagan Pride society can be found on their website here.

Thursday 22 September 2016

Weasel Head Flats

Our next Druid Walk is this Sunday, Sept 25th at 10:30 am at Weasel Head Flats    Please meet up in the parking lot at the corner of 37th Street and 66 Avenue SW. Here is the Map

As usual,  dress for the weather!

Blessings of the Season!