On Saturday I was wanted to get out for walk, but was feeling like going somewhere new. I remembered a pond my dad had told me about, so I thought I’d go there and find out more about it.
I was surprised how pretty the pond was. Being down the hill from a suburban neighbourhood and one side and train tracks on the other, I wasn’t expecting much, but I was impressed.
As I started along the pond I found this bush. I’d never seen these before and thought they were interesting. With my luck it’s probably a weed, but I thought it was worth a photo.
The path was unpaved. Part of it had gravel, and part was grassy. The only downside was that there was a lot of poop (from wildlife, not dogs), so I had to make sure I was paying attention to where I was stepping.
There were quite a few ducks in the pond. They were closer to shore, but the closer I got to them, the further away they swam.
I thought these berries were so pretty against the green leaves.
There were lots of wild rose along the path. It’s the flower of Alberta. They range in color from almost white like these ones to bright pink.
It took about 15 minutes to get halfway around the pond.
Close to the end of the walk I found some cattails by the water. I loved them when I was a kid. It’s too bad they love water, or else I would have some planted in the garden.
In half an hour I covered 1.3 miles (or 2 km).