|Rocks balanced above the path . . .|
- Parking: On the street
- Washrooms: None
- Rough dirt path, steep climbs
This morning, I explored the dirt trails that weave up and down the ridge at the western border of the community of Panorama Hills. On this dry cliffside, I found an entirely different set of plants and animals from the wetlands and riverbanks I have been visiting lately. I saw the distinctive silhouette of pointy-tipped swallow wings against the blue sky, and startled a covey of a half dozen grouse from the long grass at the top of the ridge. The steep slope was covered in sturdy foothill scrub, the silvery leaves of the wolf willow intermingled with juniper and Saskatoon berry bushes covered in ripening fruit. In amongst it all were the beautiful Alberta wildflowers, speckling the landscape with delicate whites, purples, blues and yellows.
|. . . and rocks that have landed below.|
|Balancing the micro and macro views.|