Category: Vacation

A Park Discovered

A Park Discovered

I was happy to discover another beautiful park within my city’s limits. A.E. Wilson Park has it all: trails, a playground, bridges, a water park, wildlife, and meandering through it, a creek. Come explore with me.

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Some areas here are quite rustic and natural, others have expansive, scrupulously maintained grassy areas. Along the trails are many benches for those who want to rest and breathe in the fresh air while enjoying the scenery.

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Birds are by far, the most prevalent type of wildlife. I saw several Goose families as I walked one of the winding trails.

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Some kayaks drifted lazily around the little islets within the park.

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Because of Covid-19, the playground was eerily quiet. The date had not been set for the reopening of play parks as of May 28, when I last visited here.

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All around were blooming shrubs and trees. Their scents filled the air.
I will come walk here again. There are more trails to walk, and sights to discover.

Trans Canada Trail – Regina

Trans Canada Trail – Regina

The Trans Canada trail spans our country from coast to coast. Wikipedia describes it this way,
“The Trans Canada Trail, officially renamed The Great Trail in September 2016, is a cross-Canada system of greenways, waterways, and roadways that stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic oceans. The trail extends over 24,000 kilometres (15,000 miles); it is now the longest recreational, multi-use trail network in the world. The idea for the trail began in 1992, shortly after the Canada 125 celebrations. Since then it has been supported by donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, and all levels of government.”
On a walk in early April, my husband and I walked a short part of the trail that goes through Regina.

Spring was coming to our city, and the melting ice patterns were looking very pretty.

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We looked forward to the grass turning green, and the trees being in full leaf once more. I think we’ll have to visit this portion of the Trans Canada Trail again, in summer.

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Grassy Fluffs

Grassy Fluffs

This stand of wild grass with its fluffy seed heads grows for at least fifty feet along the water’s edge near a hiking trail in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. I have no idea what the name of this variety of plant is called, but it was pretty, and caught my attention. Though the fluffs look soft, they are actually quite prickly when touched. I’m sure the next windy day sent thousands of seeds far and wide.

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On the Bank

On the Bank

My post on November 6th told of a walk I enjoyed in early autumn. The day was perfect for walking, and enjoying the various water grasses that hugged the edge of the drainage ditch’s eastern bank. The cattails were ending the season’s  growing cycle by erupting into fuzzy puffs to disperse their seeds. cat tails

 

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