Summer weather has (finally) arrived – it’s almost the middle of June! The park’s grass has been mowed and the flower beds prepared for the (much too short) summer season.
We are looking forward to the floral displays this year – the City has decided to use their greenhouse staff (who, currently, do not have a greenhouse) to compliment the work provided by this year’s contracted landscaping company.
A surprisingly warm evening for our walk through the park. Lots of puddles and people – even those without dogs – (finally) enjoying their time outdoors.
A slippery walk through the park – it rained this morning then the temperature dropped. We did; however, manage to catch the “tail end” of beautiful sunset!
A (very) chilly walk through the park this evening. The city had their 34th annual Winter Carnival today – sleigh rides, free hot dogs and maple taffy in the snow. In the past, the city would design lovely badges (with pins) for those attending this event. (I have a box full of these dating back to the 1980s when our daughter was small). I am sure for safety (and legal) reasons that tradtion has been discontinued. How did we ever manage to grow up safely in the 1950 and 1960s!
This evening, starting our walk, we saw the Moon, Mars and Venus forming triangle in the sky. Venus, being 185 times brighter than Mars, is commonly known as the “evening star”. It was a beautiful sight!
“Here comes the sun do dn do do….”.
It has been a long grey winter weekend! Surprisingly, our evening walk was greeted with a beautiful sunset.
A “sloppy” walk through the park this evening following the sounds of dogs barking as they enjoy their dog run.
The proposal to build their play area created a huge controversy (like most changes in Westmount) between the City and those opposed to its construction. Thankfully, this issue is behind us – today, both dogs and walkers enjoy this Victorian era park in a harmonious existence.
Our walk through Westmount Park on Thursday evening – it was deserted, aside from several dogs enjoying their dog run. In the past, the city employed uniformed Park Rangers whose job was to patrol the park. Today, people walking their dogs, no matter what the weather, seem to be performing this task.
Returning from a brief trip to Oxford (where there was no snow) we were greeted with the park covered in a blanket of the “white stuff”.
Kudos to the City’s Public Works for clearing the streets and sidewalks following a difficult morning with freezing rain.
Westmount Park – currently a winter wonderland! Surprisingly, it was quite warm this evening. In the winter, dogs utilize their outer layer of fur that traps body heat like a blanket – if you look closely, the hairs are nearly vertical.