Calgary Parklands - Sue Higgins Park and Bow River Pathway

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February 18th 2022
Published: May 8th 2022
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Room to run and playRoom to run and playRoom to run and play

Sue Higgins Park
This week Toby, a lively black poodle, took Dee and sixteen others on a race through the first-class dog park in Sue HigginsPark. Well, Toby raced and the group found a more reasonable pace. While the dogs had the run of several differentiated paddocks, we humans kept to our fenced corridor and made our way onto the Bow River Pathway.

Under thick cloud, the rushing water of the river reflected the steel blue of an imminent storm. Actually, the air temperature warmed appreciably, and a shrouded sun lit the bare trees. High in one such distant tree perched a Bald Eagle that occasionally turned its face towards our hopeful cameras. We climbed up a slightly icy ridge and turned to see magnificent views of the Bow sweeping through the valley. Nearly at the end of this height of land, those with nimble eyes spotted the eagle again, this time much closer.

By that time, our large group had self-divided into many smaller groups that walked at their own tempos. The quick ones disappeared over the elegant pedestrian bridge to the entrance, and the slow ones dawdled along the needle-strewn path, appreciating the special stillness of woodlands.

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Sue Higgins Park Sue Higgins Park
Sue Higgins Park

Curated paddocks for dogs
Bald Eagle surveying the sceneBald Eagle surveying the scene
Bald Eagle surveying the scene

Bow River at Sue Higgins Park
Deerfoot - Southland Drive interchange Deerfoot - Southland Drive interchange
Deerfoot - Southland Drive interchange

View of the City from a height of land
Canada geese Canada geese
Canada geese

Warmth of un-frozen water
Geese finding formationGeese finding formation
Geese finding formation

Over the dog paddocks

9th May 2022

I know, and yet still manage to forget, how much sky there is on the Prairies. Love the shots of the steel-blue Bow River and the bald eagle.
9th May 2022

Big Skies
I know I am a prairie girl because I miss the big, wide skies whenever I am somewhere else.

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