Calgary Parklands - Weaselhead and North Glenmore Park

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March 19th 2021
Published: July 19th 2022
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Peaceful outlook on nature
On this bright (almost) spring morning, a large group of walkers met at the Weaselhead . Divided into two groups of nine, we headed off towards the Elbow River.

The morning light transformed twisted oxbow bends into sculptures of ice and water defined by the low-covered marsh. The Weaselhead Flats to the west shone more brightly than the hazy mountains. Poplar trees in North Glenmore Park reflected the light, revealing the slightest tinges of new green.

As the morning warmed, and we stuffed garments into backpacks, the river ice melted into blue pools, which disappeared under the heavier ice of the dam. Cars rushed along the causeway, oblivious to the relaxed joy of our group and the many other walkers gladly escaping their homes.

Returning to the starting point, our two groups kept their Covid separation, yet remained within hailing distance, giving us delightfully intertwined conversations while we munched sandwiches and cookies.

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 Poplar preparing for leaves Poplar preparing for leaves
Poplar preparing for leaves

North Glenmore Park
Poplars reaching for the skyPoplars reaching for the sky
Poplars reaching for the sky

North Glenmore Park
Blue Heron Picnic site Blue Heron Picnic site
Blue Heron Picnic site

North Glenmore Park
Weaselhead Flats Weaselhead Flats
Weaselhead Flats

Mouth of the Elbow River

19th July 2022

I had to look up Weaselhead to see its derivation. Looks like it's a Blackfoot name of a chief at the time of contact. There's also a fellow by that name who was a chief and is now (?) Chancellor of the UofL. That, of course, doesn't explain the name in itself, but at least it situates it. :-) Love your oxbow photo of the Elbow and (as always) the mountain shot.
21st July 2022

Congratulations on your curiosity. I never thought to check the history of the name nor the area. Thank you

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