I love seeing the sleek, black-and-white figures of male common mergansers in breeding plumage on the partially frozen waters of the Bow River. There seems to be a certain symmetry between the winter river and the birds. On overcast days, the river appears black and white and grey, its thick ice covered in blankets of […]
In the past two weeks, since Spring started springing, I’ve been enjoying the harmonies of American Robins and male Red-winged Blackbirds on some of my morning walks. Yesterday, I got treated to some new tunes. Song sparrows! So many of them! It was a beautiful sunny morning along the Bow River at Bowmont Park. The […]
A few Wednesdays ago (Aug 26), I took the long walking way to the grocery store. The air was smoky from forest fires raging in Washington state, but it was better than the day before. I made a westerly loop to the Bow River Pathway, just west of the Crowchild Trail bridge. I photographed many […]
Occasionally, I see gulls fly in the sky near my house, but they never land anywhere nearby. I have a vague memory of seeing some last year on the banks of the Bow River, between Downtown and Sunnyside. So I headed to the south bank of the Bow River at 14th street and walked east […]
Standing on the north side of the Bow River on a cold, overcast day. The steaming heads of a few downtown Calgary skyscrapers peer over the bare branches of Prince’s Island Park.
The shallow and slow moving edges of the Bow River are frozen. Here and there, a little hole in the ice gives me a glimpse of water flowing over rounded rocks. Ice can be a bit of a nuisance in the winter but it can also be a delightful sight. Frozen water has so many […]
On the bank of the Bow River, near the standing wave between the 9th and 10th street bridges.
Prince’s Island Park is a little island in the middle of the Bow River just north of downtown Calgary. There are 3 pedestrian bridges that link the island to the Bow River’s south bank and one pedestrian bridge connects to the north bank. My Prince’s Island trip started on the south side of the Centre […]