A New Bridge For The Park (Red Deer, Alberta)

We had excitement in our neighbourhood today, a new bridge was installed just around the corner from home. Of course having a five year old boy who is intrigued with construction, we just had to check it out.

blog bridge 1Its always fun to take a look at the diggers, what they are up to and what they have done.

blog bridge 2As we neared the bridge we were pleasantly surprised by the choice of style. A nod to modern while keeping the traditional white of the bridge that has been located at this spot for decades.

blog bridge 4Whoever chose the final decision for the bridge has made a great design choice. It looks beautiful, but also has higher railings and closer together slats which making crossing with children a little bit safer.

blog bridge 3The slight curve to the bridge is going to add a bit more fun for those riding bikes in the park too. (Note to self: remind the kids to slow down!)

blog bridge 5We are pretty thrilled with this new improvement to our neighbourhood. This bridge we walk over everyday. Now it isn’t just functional, but also quite a nice design to look at.

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(iPhone photography by Debra Hunter)

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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!