Monday, 1 April 2013

An Easter Weekend Walk in the Woods

This past Saturday, on the Easter weekend, I went for a walk in the woods with my friend Holly. We went to Voyageur Park, which still isn't open - but we parked outside the gate and entered the park on foot down the long road toward the river.

It was a beautiful day - sun shining, blue skies, and the snow was really starting to melt. There were many little creeks full of running water in the woods. I love the contrast between the nearly black water and white snow.

We passed over a bridge at one point and looked down at the ice breaking up and the very high spring run-off.

Despite the fact that the park was closed, other people had entered the park like we had. We encountered about 4 or 5 other groups of people also walking along the road through the woods. These two men had very serious-looking cameras and were taking photos of birds.

Holly and I had a lovely afternoon walking along, looking at things, talking, just breathing the fresh spring air. We even saw a deer jump across the road in front of us at one point but, alas, I didn't have my camera ready at the time. It was nice just to be with a friend on a beautiful early spring day.


Ronna said...

Nice! It's the best time to be there too, when it's quiet and you're really alone in nature.

Sarah said...

We are so lucky in Ontario to have such a wonderful provincial park system - to enjoy at all times of year!