One of the things that attracted me to Kingston the most when we considered moving here is the abundance of green space around the city. There is plenty of parkland and large green spaces dotting the area, making Kingston a very beautiful place. And I needn’t go far to enjoy some of that eye candy because there is such a space right behind our home. Let me show you...
In between some houses on the street where I live, there is a trail.
And that trail connects with another trail...
...that leads to the area behind the houses where you will find this:
This pond may not be very big, but it’s quite lovely. Quite often, you’ll find ducks and geese hanging around. Even a heron occasionally drops by.
You can sit on the bench and take a load off...
...or if you’d like a closer look, you can stand in front of the pond between two lovely trees...
...and enjoy the view.
The pond is on the northern side of this space, but this area extends quite far southward. Let’s take a look at that side.
But before we go, this space, which is west of the pond, has a building sitting on it. Can anyone guess what it might be? (I’ll reveal the answer later in our tour.)
So, as we turn towards the south side, you will notice a large area of open green space. A lot of people bring their dogs here to walk and exercise them.
If you continue walking south, you will notice a pathway between the trees. Where does it lead? Let’s find out.
It takes you to...
...another large, beautiful green space.
This is a nice place to walk and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. You are surrounded by greenery and the sights and sounds of birds and other small animals.
Along the way you may run across small surprises like this one:
It took the snapping of a few photos to figure out that the bird inside is a fake!
But you’ll see plenty of real ones. (I have no idea what this bird is. Anyone?)
Now that you’ve seen this green space let’s head back north past the pond...
...along this trail. Can you guess what’s up ahead?
How about now with the car in the image?
If you guessed a mall, you’re right!
Five minutes walking distance from my home is Kingston’s largest shopping mall: Cataraqui Centre.
Did you guess what that building was way back in the tour? Here’s the answer:
There are five library branches located in the city of Kingston, and we are fortunate enough to have one of them within walking distance of our home, right across from the Cataraqui centre, and situated on the green space.
That concludes our tour. So let’s head on back to my home on this path behind the library.
You are all welcome to come in for coffee or tea, and some cookies.
And if you stop by tomorrow, I will have an interesting story relating to this place: