Alberta snapshot: Strathcona Ravine.

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Emerging green in Strathcona Ravine, in southwest Calgary.  A small (23 hectares) park in the middle of a residential area, the Ravine has its own springs (which you can wander alongside using a convenient boardwalk) and sections of restful, dense forest.  Because of the shade and damp conditions, much of the growth consists of chokecherries, currants, willows, poplars, and cow parsnip.  I imagine it is really cool and refreshing to walk here on a hot summer afternoon….

Alberta Snapshot: Fenceline.

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Bowmont Natural Area, Calgary, Alberta.  Photographed 2 January 2014. 

(If this post (pun intended) looks familiar to you, you may be subscribed to my blog There is a Light, which I will shutter within the next little while.  Sadly, I’ve been very lax with posting new content there…and I think there is an overlap with Flowery Prose now, anyway.  I plan to move all of the photos from TIAL over to FP within the next few weeks, so I apologize in advance if these posts are “reblogs” for a few readers).

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  What have you got planned?  I’m hoping the weather will finally break and I can get out for a long walk, but it’s snowing like mad now and there is still a high wind chill.  Maybe tomorrow!  🙂