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Groat Road

Groat Road from the 102 Ave bridge

And now a word about Groat Road.

It’s carved into the river valley. The views as a driver and as a pedestrian are beautiful. It can be dangerous because it’s voluptuous and curvy. It’s also fun to drive.

There is a road down there some place….

When I’m walking to Tom’s I have to cross it at some point. Because it curves, it’s closest to me when I take the 102 Avenue route, crossing over the bridge at about 126th Street. If I walk over to 107th, there’s another bridge on about 131st. The 102 route is much nicer, and once I cross the bridge, I’m at the museum, one of my favourite walks these days.

On the bridge over Groat Road looking east

When I started out on my walk, I was only planning on taking one photo, but it’s just impossible. Everywhere you look it’s gorgeous. I thought I was going to get rained on, but literally only one drop, and a distant, too faint for a photo rainbow.

The old provincial museum
That view (at the museum) never disappoints
More of that gorgeous trail…
Red, red leaves, goes to my head…
Hello river…
Only one drop…

20C, windy. 10,613 steps.

Thanks, Smoke.

The sun was sheathed in haze all day

A smoky, hazy day. You could tell that it would have been a blue sky day, and possibly warmer, if not for the smoke. It’s been like that for a few days. No blue makes me blue.

The trail itself (at the Museum) sucks, but the entrance is one of my favourite spots these days.

Posted by Donna McKinnon on Saturday, September 19, 2020

Still, very nice and very autumnal. Also…a quartet in Alexander Circle (near the Glenora fountain)! And….after 10 years I JUST realized I can upload a video in this blog platform. Who knew?

More weird sky. The grassy area just to the south of the paved trail into MacKinnon Ravine.
The aforementioned paved trail…

18C, 11,492 steps.

Murals in Rossdale


Who did this??? It’s frickin’ beautiful!

A few months ago, there was just a few paintings, now it’s covered. It’s the underpass below the James McDonald Bridge, in Rossdale. Wow. Investigation is needed. For now, I will just leave it here.

Uh Oh It’s Autumn

Hmm…something’s different….

Welp, it really autumn’d this week. Still mostly green, but the uptick in red and yellow just in one week is astonishing. Also it was chilly, about 10C. Also it was cloudy, which gets a big boo from me. But still a nice late after-work walk in the usual places (Oliver, Museum, Glenora…).

Suddenly, fall. Taken near the paved trail into the river valley in Glenora, east of the fountain
Now in red
Now in green
Whuh happened to the green??

A Wee Bee Rescue

From serviette to flower

This isn’t a walking post, just thought I’d share some photos of a bee (my favourite subject) from a dinner over at Sharon’s on a cold Sunday. We’re still having family dinners outside (because of ^%$#! Covid), and now that we’re approaching autumn, it’s getting colder. It’s OK though, and if we hadn’t been sitting outside, I wouldn’t have noticed a very tired and possibly close to death bee on the deck. Before I could get to her, she survived a near miss with Stella’s paw. I coaxed her onto a flowery serviette, and then delivered her to the nearest actual flower. She seemed a little revived, but who knows?

From the deck to the serviette…
You’re nearly there!

Labour Day Loveliness

Purplely and pleasurable!

Surprise! Another gorgeous after-work walk. 14,488 steps. 24C AND it’s a long weekend!! This will mostly be a photo post. It’s been a long week, and it’s always so rejuvenating to head out after work into the river valley, which is still sporting so much colour.

On my way…
More purplely pleasure!
Yellowy yarrow (I think)
Thickly thistlely I
Thickly thistlely II
The start of MacKinnon Ravine, looking east
MacKinnon Ravine, looking north
Leaves I
Leaves II
Leaves III