Every once in awhile I get the opportunity to walk along the west side of the Humber River, starting at Dundas Street West through Home Smith Park, past the Old Mill Inn and Spa and through Kingsmill Park to Riverwood Parkway. I love taking photos. This is an amazing part of the city to live!
On this spring walk, I listen to the rushing waters over the dams of the Humber River, as it had just rained. Ducks with their tail feathers in the air was a humorous site as they search for fish. I always stop at the Stone Memorial for the brave firefighters who lost their lives during Hurricane Hazel in 1954. The Shared Path is a good place to stop in Home Smith Park to learn about the Huron/Wendat Natives who lived along the Humber River. I also meet up with Gerry and Jennie who ask me to take their photo. Gerry wrote a surprise chalk message for his wife Jennie (so sweet and romantic).
I pass by the Old Mill Inn and Spa and think of stopping in for Afternoon Tea one day soon, as it has been awhile. I check on the progress on the new condo that is being built across the street. I see the graffiti that graces the newly renovated Bloor Street bridge. The trees are just starting to blossom in Kingsmill Park. No deer or coyotes can be seen, but I can hear the shrill of the red winged black birds that have returned to the park. Soon the snapping turtles will be coming up from the river to lay their eggs in just over a month (more in another blog to come). A walk is a beautiful way to start the day!