Rockwood Park, where I will take pictures for the ‘Changing Seasons’ challenge, is a huge piece of land. Not just any little park in a city. There are lakes, oodles of hiking trails, a golf course … and more. You can go horseback riding there, get a canoe and go paddling … lots of activities going on there.
When I started this postaday project, I was meaning to make if a kind of gratitude blog, and that’s still true, but I’m not going to limit myself to it. However; this park definitely falls in the gratitude category! If you bring the above map up to size, you’ll see its proximity to the city centre! I could walk there, from our building, and it wouldn’t take me more than ten minutes.
Was going through some older photos last night, and found one of my favourites of Lily Lake — the largest lake in the park. It was shot just before sunset, and to the far left, you can see the pavilion, where the restaurant is located.
The ducks, squirrels, chickadees and deer, you’ve seen already — Blue Jays and marmots too — but last year I made a point of going there later than usual in order to see another friend …
I adore raccoons, but since we live in an apartment building now, I don’t get to see them at all. Most people consider them a pest, but they are such cute and clever animals. I drove out to the park one evening, hung around where I’d been told they usually show up, and I wasn’t disappointed. He was a little shy, but eventually he decided to pose a little for the camera.
All this was written to give you an idea of the park, as I will post photos, at least, once a month from there.