Our newly renovated neighbourhood park is almost complete and finally (mostly) opened to the public.
The entire area of land across the street from us and down to the railroad tracks (about four blocks away) was all greenspace when I moved in here twenty three years ago. The amenities included baseball diamonds, a couple of small playgrounds, a par three golf course, an indoor ice rink, and an outdoor pool. There was also an overflow channel, trees galore, and an abundance of wildlife – birds, rabbits, gophers, butterflies, and when the mosquitoes got bad enough there would be a shimmering field of huge dragonflies.
Over the years townhouses and a seniors residence were built, basketball courts were erected, and the wildlife was pretty much all driven away. (The mosquitoes stayed. 🙄)
Now the Par 3 has been bulldozed along with many trees. A new accessible playground, off-leash dog parks, and a toboggan hill have been added – along with much artwork and a winding path tieing it all together.
Personally, I preferred the natural state and wildlife but we live in a city. We are relatively fortunate to have access to the amount of greenspace we have in this area.
There is a lot of open space and more to see in this park but walking Molly AND taking photos is a bit of a struggle. I will take more photos when I get the chance. There are some really amazing boulders and some nice plants that I look forward to sharing.
That’s it for today. Take care and have a great day! 💞🌞
I could not let this month’s ‘Canadian Meal Options’ theme come to an end without one night of Tim’s.
Every viable town in Saskatchewan has at least one Oriental restaurant. Regina, the capital city of this province, has several. We have two favourites. One is Peking House. When my sister Lorraine and her husband Jerry visit, we take a trip downtown to have an eat-in experience at Peking House. Their salt and pepper dry ribs and their various hot pots are amazing! If Dan and I are ordering in or picking up, our goto Oriental experience comes courtesy of Tim’s. Tim’s Kitchen is a small, take-out only shop, conveniently located a few short blocks away from our house. All of their food is great but their Wor Wonton Soup and deep fried wontons are exceptional!
Last night was a Tim’s night.
We have plenty left over for another meal. We can never narrow our options down to a one meal experience.
That is it for today. I have a busy day planned with some kitchen deep cleaning and an ambitious supper plan. 😉
It is day fourteen of my June ‘Accentuate the Positive’ challenge. What could possibly be more positive than the mighty and majestic tree? Fun fact… All of the trees in these photos are in Regina, Saskatchewan – a city that was founded on a treeless grassland.
I never really understood how anyone could hug a tree. They generally seem rather hard, lumpy and scratchy for that kind of intimacy. I can however appreciate their unique beauty, the strength they draw from the earth, and the awe inspiring sight of their branches reaching up to the skies.
That is it for day fourteen! Only sixteen more days to go!
Thank you for dropping by. I hope to see you tomorrow!
There are at least a dozen moments a day when I realize I am so absolutely happy to be retired. My favorite moment is when I walk out the door – any day, any time to enjoy my walk around our neighbourhood with Kat.
My favourite thing about our neighbourhood is the proliferation of trees. Trees do so much to dress up a neighbourhood and make it appear strong and healthy. I never get tired of the trees.
I have no idea how many trees we have in Regina – definitely thousands (several thousands). When settlers first came here there were zero trees – just flat land with a creek (Wascana Creek) sitting beside a pile of bones. (Which is why Regina was originally named ‘Pile of Bones’). I am not sure why the settlers thought this would be a good place to settle, much less be the capital city of Saskatchewan, but I am grateful that they were industrious enough to start planting the trees we enjoy today.
Since the snow melted a few weeks ago, Kat and I have resumed our daily walks around the neighbourhood. It was tough going for a while as neither Kat nor I were in great shape going in. After a few weeks at it we are starting to struggle less and enjoy it more.
Hopefully after a few more walks around this neighbourhood, we will both have the stamina to make it across Elphinstone to walk the paths that run through Princess Park. That is a nice area.
When Dan is on holidays we might even convince him to join us on a few hikes around Wascana Lake, the Wascana Trails outside of Regina and Evraz Park.
Have a great day – here is hoping everyone has the opportunity to get out to enjoy some nature and exercise this summer🌞
Dan and I worked in the yard on Saturday. (Dan did most of the work but I am pretty sure that as his spouse I am entitled to half the credit.) Anyway, we decided to take a drive yesterday as a reward for all of ‘our’ effort.
We made it home to have a slice of the most amazing salted caramel cake. Dan went shopping on Saturday morning and he drove ten blocks out of his way to go to the Co-op to get it for me. It was so worth it!