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.
Part five in a series based on a recent trip to British Columbia in May with my husband.
The Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve is a place where nature has been preserved, and left undisturbed for the most part.
The winding trails loop throughout the wetland area where almost 100 nests of Great Blue Heron are located. The birds don’t migrate, and being an endangered species it’s important that these areas remain protected.
The cycle of nature can be seen here. Plants and trees die, and rot, providing fertile soil for new ones to grow and take their place.
All kinds of life make their home here. Ducks, turtles, beavers, mink, otters, and salmon have been spotted. I was able to photograph some frogs. Can you spot both of them in the picture below?
We passed a pond on the day we were there. The water was so calm that the trees and sunshine reflected beautifully on it’s mirror like surface.
This is a beautiful, serene place, a place where one can experience creation first hand, a place that must be preserved.
I walked on a hiking trail one lovely summer morning. Several of these rustic benches were situated in spots where the views were particularly serene. Enjoying the beauty of nature is a very satisfying experience, as long as the mosquitoes aren’t biting!