I seem to be getting farther and farther behind on posting to my blog. But I guess each year has its own rhythm.
A favourite spot of mine is Parc-des-Rapides which juts out into the St. Lawrence River beside the Lachine Rapids. This is also a favourite spot for a variety of birds. Even on a hot day there are usually cool breezes. Though once I made the mistake of going there on a cold winter day and my camera battery and my fingers did not last long!
This egret was patiently fishing, oblivious to the many gawkers who watched, some behind long lenses.
This heron was well camouflaged. It took me a while to spot it across the water from me.
Despite the raucous cries of the red winged blackbirds, there is something very peaceful about walking amidst nature, listening not just to the birds but also the rush of the water of the rapids. The city disappears and there is a sense of really being in the moment.
Was fishing any better here? I'm not sure - but I couldn't resist one more photo.