21 September 2013

Riverfront Property

Today my friend K and I went to the Farmer's Market followed by a visit to her favourite bakery where I purchased poppyseed butterfly buns.  Sadly, the lady ahead of us purchased the last of their scrumptious chocolate croissants!  K had a hating moment!!  Lol.

Following this excitement, I was whisked along, out of the city's buzz and horns and yells of maddened drivers to the sweet smelling air of her "river-front property."  It's a lesser known area but today it had heavy traffic and one realizes that what was once a quiet get-away is slowly being discovered by canoeists and hikers alike.  

It hardly seems possible to still be in the city with the sweet fragrance of poplars and evergreens in your nostrils, a bright blue sky overhead and the soft lapping of minute waves of the wake of a passing boat on the river.  

The water was higher today than last Thursday, K told me, but we didn't complain about splashing through it in pursuit of the island "in the stream."

To get to this bit of paradise, one must first cross the Fort Edmonton foot bridge.  It's quite a unique structure that photographs quite well.

I hope you'll enjoy this escape with me.  I only wish there were some way to convey the fragrance to you.




 Some cute but quirky signs outside of someone's property on the road to the path leading to the foot bridge.
















Today I am linking up with Sunday Bridges, a wonderful meme hosted by Louis at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

I am so thankful to K for sharing this little bit of stress relief with me.  I hope you are relishing your weekend.  Go dip your toes in some cool water and just breathe.  Ahhhh.






11 comments:

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Definitely a series of images that 'takes me there'! Love that bridge and how fun it must be to go kayaking down that river.

Louis la Vache said...

What a great looking bridge! «Louis» thanks you for linking to Sunday Bridges - and he hopes you get a chocolate croissant next time!

Gerald (SK14) said...

love the shadows across the bridge

s.c said...

Very nice bridge design. I like it.

Leovi said...

Yes, some nice pictures, disney wonderful signs! Nice place! Greetings!

Shirley said...

Paula, it certainly would be fun to kayak or canoe down the river. Yesterday's weather was perfect for just such an outing!

Shirley said...

Louis, I hope so too! Lol

Shirley said...

Gerald and s.c, thank you. I love that you took the time to stop in and leave a comment. Cheers!

Shirley said...

Leovi, Greetings back atcha!! Those signs are just so cute, I couldn't resist!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Such an unusual bridge, it's really neat!

Shirley said...

Wayne, it is unusual and even provided built in seating at both ends should one desire to sit and rest or just take in the view. Imagine the view in 2-3 weeks when all the trees turn colour. That will be very impressive!

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