Sunday, April 06, 2014

An Urban Walk over the Gorge Waterway



Our city has many trails that meander through urban neighborhoods and along the water, skirting industrial areas and opening into small parks. Bikers, runners and walkers use these trails for pleasure and for commuting. This trail is one that my husband used to ride on his bike when he worked downtown. The waterway pictured above is the Gorge - part of an inlet that winds into the land, crossed now by way of an old railway trestle.


Red-flowering currant bushes are in bloom, bright pink to attract hummingbirds. We didn't see any of the small birds today, though.
 

On our return I notice a lamppost, graceful and curving. I am reminded of Narnia.
 
Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary of the Little Red House.

33 comments:

podso said...

Nice to see a glimpse of your walking paths. That's one thing that we need more of in our city. Hope you have a good week"

ellen b. said...

It's great to have those walking paths available. Very nice...

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Beautiful spring views. It is always great when a city makes use of old transportation routes for public walking paths.

bettyl-NZ said...

I can see how it is a favorite for walkers and joggers. I'm loving those currant blooms!

WendyBee said...

What a lovely place to live. It seems so green and lush. And I love to be near water. I spent 9 years inland, and it was about 8 years and 11 months too long. I love the idea of commuting to work by bicycle, but I haven't done it since I was in high school and working in a fabric store (can you believe it?), and it was 3 miles each way, but seemed much longer.
Great pics, as always.

Sheila said...

Oh, I miss that walk! I used to work over near the scrap metal yard, with a view of the Gorge near the trestle. I did that walk every lunch hour.

eileeninmd said...

A wonderful pathway along the water! The flowers are beautiful, it will be great to see the hummers again.. Lovely images, have a happy week!

Jenny Short said...

A beautiful post today. xo Jenny

Mary Cromer said...

So pretty and I love the blossoms appearing in your post and around our area, whew what a long Winter, not so much snow here, but the COLD and that ice storm...so ready for the warmth of sunshine~

cucki said...

Sweet post my dear..
Hugs x

Mrs.Rabe said...

That looks like a lovely walk.

Deanna

Pamela Gordon said...

That would be a pretty walk. The blooming currant bush is so beautiful. Have a great day.

Happy@Home said...

How nice to glimpse water, neighborhoods and parks while out walking. I always find it so interesting to see what fellow bloggers see while on their walks. Yours is one I would find most enjoyable and that pink currant bush is so pretty. Hope it won't be long until you see the hummingbirds.

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

This is just beautiful to see. Our spring is coming slowly :)

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

We are fortunate to have such beautiful walks in our city. My husband and I walked along the WestSong walkway yesterday.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

We are fortunate to have such beautiful walks in our city. My husband and I walked along the WestSong walkway yesterday.

Elizabethd said...

I can imagine the lampost in the snow, looking extremely Narnia.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

A wonderful place to walk. I love flowering currant,it's so vibrant and cheerful.

Happy Monday!
Ruby

Vee said...

Oh that is a perfect Narnia lamp...are you practicing macros? That one of the currant is exquisite. I had a little daffodil arrive in the noonday post. Lovely and cheering it was!

Ida said...

Some lovely views of the waterway. Those currant blooms are gorgeous.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Funny how many of us think of Narnia in certain instances. That lamp post is lovely. And what a beautiful glimpse of Victoria this time of year... I'm yearning westward.

Wishing you a beautiful day....

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty place to walk and enjoy the outdoors - thanks for sharing.
Thanks for stopping by.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

My favorite shape of lamppost, they always had them at the beach in White Rock...so graceful.

And the Ribes...sigh...I should see if they grow up here, I think they are a native.

Jen

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Beautiful walk and photos! Still snowing here... but spring is on it's way.
Hugs,
Lin

Jooles said...

What a beautiful place you live in!
love Jooles x x x

Mary said...

Flowering red currant bushes! So beautiful and not seen around here - are they the edible red currants? I loved them when we grew them along with delicious black currants in England - my mother made delicious jam. Now I have to buy jars of imported - it's still pretty good though.

Lovely places to walk up your way - makes me want to get outside when the rain stops.
Happy day Lorrie.
Hugs - Mary

Jill Harrison said...

Oh yes that lampost reminded me of Narnia too! Did you see any cupboard doors?
It's lovely to have walk trails in an urban environment that get you away form the hustle and bustle and grit and grime of the city.
Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by my blog the other day.

Marilyn said...

You live in a beautiful area.
Love flowering currant. Hopefully
it will feed many hummingbirds.

Linda Jo said...

Looks like spring has sprung! Beautiful images!

aimee said...

I would LOVE this walk Lorrie! Down here they have done the same thing with some old railroad trestles...I think it's a great way to bring the past into the present.
The lamppost--now you make me want to watch the Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe:)
Blessings, A

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! Those current bushes are gorgeous!

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Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

What a lovely cycle ride for your husband when he worked in the city - a great way to start the day!
The red currant flowers are superb - and how lovely they attract the Hummingbirds.