Wednesday 28 December 2016

Peace Bridge Druid Walk

Our Druid Walk along and across the Bow River, downtown Calgary on Nov 13th was a bright and sunny day.   As you can see from the pictures, the sky was blue and river  quickly flowing.   Our group met and crossed the first bridge into Prince's Island Park, from the North.

An oak leaf on the bridge was a sign of good things to come.
The park is home to many Canadian Geese.

This little red squirrel was watching us walk past.

Here a gull tests the ice ... not quite thick enough for human skaters...

We often see red squirrels, grey and even black squirrels in Calgary,  but this is the first black one with a red tail.

At the west end of the park, we crossed the river on the beautiful Peace Bridge. 

Even broken glass is pretty in the sunshine...

It is an interesting spot to take photos from.  Depending on just which angle you face, you can have a city picture, or nature shot.  Somehow the city can hide behind the willows and poplars.

Back on the north side of the river, we walked down to 10th Street and Kensington and a stop in the Oolong Tea House.  Tea, cookies and good conversation always seem to be a favoured part of the Druid Walk.

This is a little grove of Oak Trees between Memorial Drive and the Bow River.  A spot to be revisited.

As always, a lovely walk with friends, and reminder to have a look around,  nature is everywhere, even downtown in the city.

Winter Blessings,

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