When I read about Edinburgh’s Blackford Hill in photographworks.me this morning, I was once again reminded of how lucky we are here in Saint John, to have Rockwood Park within our city limits. It’s a huge park, and only a couple of minutes from downtown. In this blog, if you’ve been following it for some time, you’ve probably seen every duck, squirrel, deer and blue jay that resides in it, but hardly any landscape photo of the park itself. That has its explanation. It’s a largely wooded area with oodles of hiking paths and little lakes. Not much rolling landscape, except for the golf course. Lily Lake is the biggest lake, and also where the duck pond is located.
I headed over to Flickr — my trusty photo storage — searched for all photos I’d tagged “rockwood”, to see what I had. The result in itself was not only a good reminder why I keep up the photography, but also that I should get out there in the early mornings more often.
Only once, have I pulled myself together, and walked up to the look-out-point. Here, you get an idea of the park’s proximity to the city’s downtown area. The building in the foreground is the Lily Lake Pavilion, where the restaurant is.