Life has been busy lately and I was feeling like I never had the time to just get out and explore with my camera on a walk or a drive. So I booked off a Friday morning and headed to one of my favourite little places to explore, Reader Rock Garden. The Garden is tucked into the hillside next to the Calgary Stampede Grounds, close to downtown. The gardens were restored in memory of the man they are named after, William Roland Reader. Mr. Reader was the Parks Superintendent for the City of Calgary for 30 years and started the Calgary Horticultural Society. The gardens are located on the original piece of property that he and his family lived on and their home has been restored into a lovely little cafe. I hope you will follow the links and read a little about this recently designated National Historic Site and the man who had a passion for plants and gardening.
Wandering the stone pathways with my Lensbaby Sweet 35 and then my macro lens, on the beautifully sunny morning was the relaxation I was looking for.
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Lilacs still blooming here
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