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Published: October 5th 2020
Shining on top, rushing below
The deluge of rain in the early morning gave way to a beautifully cool, sunny morning for the C Hikers as we strung out on the paths of Fish Creek Park
along the sparkling diamonds in the rushing Bow River.
Bounteous wildflowers greeted us again. New this week was Tansy, dotting marshy scenes with bright yellow blooms. Surprising us, the Sea Buckthorn was bulging with dark red-orange berries. The red bark and white berries of Gray Dogwood reminded us of British Columbia's floral emblem.
Despite vehement advice from two posturing fishermen, a few persistent members of our group found the path from the verdant park up to the well-barriered walkway across the bridge on Stoney Trail over the Bow River. Vehicles pounded past us at high-speed as we trudged along in our boots and knapsacks. As short way back into the park, just off the pathway, we caught sight of a doe licking her fawn in the grasses.
With curiosity we passed by the Sikome Lake
recreation area; the Covid circumstances meant few people were about. Close to where we started, most of us enjoyed our picnic lunches, with some indulging in ice cream from Annie’s Café.
I joined those
Fawn and Doe
Growing up in the city
who wandered through a unique outdoor art gallery, Artisan Gardens
. Paintings with local themes were encased in specially designed cases in short stone pillars. Native plants gracefully framed the paintings and sculptures.
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