Birthday Walk

James and I went on a wonderful walk along the river valley this afternoon. We walked along Ada Boulevard and watched the ice sweep along a curve of the North Saskatchewan River toward downtown Edmonton.

A bend in the North Saskatchewan River

 

The ice flowing under the Ainsworth Dyer bridge was mesmerizing.

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Here’s James’s Vine of the view from the bridge:

 

Pulled by the tinkling friction of ice and the bobbing and calling of ducks we turned towards the river.

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I noticed it, but until it moved I dismissed the hare in the brush as a discarded piece of plastic.

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We both thought watched fish battling the current between layers of ice was the highlight.

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As we walked along the riverbank the sky gradually lightened and cleared above us and we walked home in warm afternoon sunshine.

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In November, in Edmonton.

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It was a great way to spend my birthday afternoon.

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