The Ground Before The Sky

In the middle of the concrete jungle sometimes it’s hard to believe nature came before man – each building taller & grander than the next; roads in every direction leading to more concrete and taller buildings.

One of my favourite things about the fall season is the way the leaves overtake the sidewalks – replacing the concrete with shades of rustic orange, yellow and brown; the leaves shuffling over & under my feet.  It’s an especially welcome sign downtown where the concrete dominates.

Three Sleeps Outside Of The City, Part One: King’s Forest

We spent the Easter weekend in Niagara with our family and friends.  Long weekends spent out of the city tend to be very busy and this past weekend was no exception.  We hiked, we laughed, we dined and explored; spent time with our closest friends and family.  It was refreshing and went by in a flash, but looking at the photos brings me back to the moment I took them.  Admittedly though, some of my favourite times in Niagara are by myself: driving around with loud music and my camera on the passenger seat beside me.

Day one of our weekend included a hike at King’s Forest in Hamilton.  I took a LOT of photos during the walk but found it hard to find definition amongst the barren trees.  At the top of the hill though was a a group of tall pines split by the path.  A beautiful spot!  It only got better from there: a waterfall and a stroll along the riverbed.  Afterwards we tailgated in the parking lot until it started to rain.  All and all a lovely day.

Coming soon: Three Sleeps Outside Of The City, Part Two: Stop 50