A Winter Walk at Bower Ponds – Red Deer, Alberta

view from  bower pondsOn Saturday we decided to take the family down to Bower Ponds (Red Deer, Alberta, Canada) for a late afternoon walk. It may not have been the warmest day, or the sunniest day, but after a few days filled with sick children the truth of the matter was we all needed some outside time. Desperately.

view from  bower pondsWe knew the littlest could walk the small loop, especially since it detoured past the playground.

We managed to have a nice view off the bridge of the pond that will soon be frozen enough for skating. We were also treated to an up close view of a bald eagle flying (with purpose) along the river; something we definitely don’t see every day..

view from  bower pondsI hadn’t planned on doing any photography when we left for the walk, but when I saw the setting sun I decided to bring out the iphone and see what it captured. Seemed to work well for the sunset, not so much for the bald eagle zooming past!