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


Shadows

Driftwood


Ducks at the river


Sunlit Aspens


Wasp Nest


Wasp Nest in the Sun


Fungi


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,
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