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.