A Walk Through Heritage Ranch

blog heritage ranch 7 With all the Christmas craziness going on in the world at the moment, I decided that the best way to spend the day was a walk at Heritage Ranch (Red Deer, Alberta, Canada). Walking down a snowy path seemed much more appealing than wrestling with shoppers and being in traffic jams (I’m not a “shopper” in the best circumstances, so Christmas shopping really isn’t my “thing”.)

blog heritage ranch 8The original plan was to snowshoe, but parts of the the path were too bare.

blog heritage ranch 6blog heritage ranch 5The hay bales along the way added a bit of western flare.

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Some horses were being harnessed up for a sleigh ride.

blog heritage ranch 1Our son was thrilled when he was able to see the horses up close.

blog heritage ranch 9The view from the bridge allows a great view of the paddock.

blog heritage ranch 3The scenery was pretty in all directions. The grass was covered in a delicate frost which was just lovely, unfortunately I only had my phone with me for pictures and iphones are only average for macro photography.

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Wintery lighting shone behind the evergreens, and at the end of our walk we were greeted by a cheerful snowman.

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4 thoughts on “A Walk Through Heritage Ranch

  1. I know the snow is cold and can be troublesome when deep and lasting too long however it does make for picturesque photos unlike our wet and soggy, lovely photos Deb, reminds me of some I took traveling across Canada in the early 1990s, Frances

    • We have been lucky in that the last couple of weeks it has been warm winter weather. It has at least meant we can get out for walks which is nice. I’m a person who needs a lot of outside time.

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