All posts tagged: Parks & Gardens

At the Pond

Yesterday was one of those perfect summer days of clear blue skies, a gentle warm breeze, and low humidity. So that after lunch my partner said, let’s go to the aquarium … specifically, to the wetland area. We had a two for one entry pass held over because of the pandemic and lockdown. And, well, my partner thought it would be fun to go for a walk and some fresh air. And, you know what, they were right. We pretty much stayed away from the small number of people that were allowed in. Plus we didn’t go in any of the buildings (for obvious reasons) and kept to ourselves where possible. All in all, we had fun and we saw some Green Frogs as well. Bonus, right? Anyway, I’m glad we went yesterday as, today, it’s been a lot of rain, thunder down in the valley, and the humidity is up there, again! Lucky us.

All that’s Golden …

One of the best things about our botanic gardens is the sheer variety of flowers they grow all year round. I do love these bright yellow ones as that golden glow really lifts the soul, like a physical manifestation of the sun itself, but in a flower. These beauties were all well attended by a variety of flying visitors, too, not just me and my camera. These are coneflowers, dahlias, black-eyed Susan, and calendulas. Enjoy the sun!

Petal Parade

From the minute the park is open at the beginning of May, till it closes again at the end of October, I spend a great deal of time at our Botanical Gardens. The 6 hectares site—the Jardin Botanique Roger van den Hende—are located at the University Laval, and provide a wide variety of mini habitats and flower gardens, along with a variety of shrubs and trees. It’s where I get most of my best flower shots because of the constant range of flowers throughout the growing season. Even though we are spoilt here, in the city, with plenty of parks, this one is my favourite. Today’s parade of petals comes courtesy of these gardens. Lots of colourful, yellows, purples and pinks, with the odd splash of red. Enjoy!