While walking through the park on March 28, during that in-between time, when winter is not quite over, and spring has not quite arrived, the geese were happily swimming in what open water they could find. In other areas, it was comical to see the geese slipping and sliding on the icy portions of the pond, as they chased one another. I couldn’t tell if the geese were “skating” on purpose or not, and I’m sorry I don’t have a video to show. It was certainly a smile worthy few moments!
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.
The transition into the sunlight turns ice to running water.
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.
On the way to my car, I noticed this little piece of nature, frozen in time. A selection of neighbourhood leaves were artfully arranged by the autumn winds, and a night of freezing rain holds them in place. The ice is clear as glass, and tiny whiffs of snow are caught in the little imperfections on the surface. I may be the only one who sees this little scene, or finds it beautiful, but it reminded me again, that there are things to see, if only I look.