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Apple Bossom Blizzard

Today we decided to take our bikes and wander through the bike and walking paths of Kanata’s Beaverbrook and Kanata Lakes subdivisions and then checked out the progress of the construction work on the Terry Fox extension and then arrived home just as the first drops of rain began to fall. We started out by leaving the roadway and heading along the creek in Lytle Park in the Beaverbrook subdivision.



It was a damp windy day with some sunshine, but the effect that the wind and the overnight drizzle had had on the apple trees that bordered the creek was immediately noticeable. There were enough fresh apple blossoms on the ground that it looked as if we were coming upon an area hit by a Springtime blizzard.

The Beaverbrook subdivision of Kanata was a planned community designed by architect Bill Teron to have plenty of green space and lots of interconnecting pathways – with a minimal need for cars once back at home in the comfort of the community cocoon. Times have changed somewhat in the 40 or so years since the community was developed but the walkways are still a pleasant feature and a great way to get around without having to worry too much about traffic.

Following the various trails, we arrived at the ‘Beaver Pond’ where a couple of pairs of Canada Geese had their families out for a swim.

From the Beaverpond, we headed for the Trillium Woods Trail and over toward Morgan’s Grant where we could get a look at the progress being made on the Terry Fox extension. Along the way, I stopped, as I often do, to take a photo of some Poison Ivy to add to my Poison Ivy information page.

The Terry Fox extension is not open for traffic yet so is being used by cyclists and walkers as a pleasant walk through an undeveloped area of countryside.

The weather was threatening and clouds had moved in so our focus changed to getting home before the rain came down. We made it back home with just a few minutes to spare before a light drizzle started. The drizzle didn’t last long but prefer to stay dry.

My Forget-me-nots are blooming and the azalea buds are puffing up nicely. The ferns, of course, just love all of our wet weather.

By Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron

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