Westmount Park on Sunday evening before the rain.
Westmount Park’s unofficial Crab Apple blossom festival. For some reason, this only occurs every two years.
Have you noticed the unique shade of green that only appears when a tree’s leaves first open? Coupled with Crab Apple blossoms and scented lilac bushes – they make a spectacular walk through the park.
A beautiful “summer-like” day in the park.
Discovering the uniqueness of Westmount, on my part, always occurred during our long dog walks.
This is the newest member of our family that will help me continue this project. She is 4 months old and weighs 60 pounds! (Yes, she is a Saint Bernard).
For some reason, March always brings a final snow storm before the end of winter. This month was no exception – only dog walkers braved the elements this evening. (Kudos to the City for their excellent job in clearing the park’s paths!)
Has anyone wondered why there are no longer any pigeons in Westmount Park? (A municipal by-law forbids anyone feeding them). It appears that their absence has been replaced by a multitude of crows. In literary circles, a flock of crows is called a “murder” – animal biologists; however, call them a “flock”.
The past few early mornings I have been greeted with a multitude of their calls to one another that start just before dawn. They are a fascinating bird – they can recognize people and will follow them (only them) if you offer food!
Our walk along Melville (formerly Elgin) Avenue – the street is comprised of distinctive outdoor stairs that lead to 1890s stone triplexes.
A surprisingly warm evening for our walk through the park. Lots of puddles and people – even those without dogs – (finally) enjoying their time outdoors.
We are fortunate to have this Victorian-era park located steps from our front door.
Following two days of snow – it was covered in a white blanket during our evening walk.
Those that have dogs can disconnect, for a (well needed) period of time, from the world’s events!