Part of the Trans-Canada, or Great Trail, as it’s now called, runs through a the Migratory Bird Sanctuary within the city of Regina, Saskatchewan, where I live. On a cool, windy early April day, I went walking there. These ducks were happily swimming around in a puddle, rather than taking advantage of the lake on the other side of the hill.
The Goose Island Overlook gave me a good view of the city’s university campus.
Another view from the Overlook was Goose Island, and in the background is the city centre.
If you look closely at this picture, you can see the flock of geese to the right, and to the left, of this little strip of land.
Near the Sanctuary is a playground, deserted during the Covid-19 ban on public parks.
And in keeping with the Goose Island theme, is this triple slide. Looks like fun!
This picture was taken at the beginning of April. Spring was just around the corner. Can you tell which lawn is natural, and which one is artificial?
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.
During this time of social distancing, I’m glad that we can still enjoy a walk outdoors on a sunny day. Here are a few sights that induced a smile during the last days of March.
Above, a photo of an outdoor tableau. The small windmill was no more than four feet tall. I’m sure this spot looks great in the summer, surrounded by plants and flowers.
Usually, these Christmas decorations are gone by the end of March. Was someone trying to spread a little cheer during these concerning times?
A cute Little Library. This one was tiny, but full!
It’s too early for this garden to be planted, but the gardener seems to be anticipating a good crop of weeds!