I woke before the sun
When the earth was still damp
from morning dew.
The sky was still dark,
And the air was cool and crisp.
I walked slowly,
Engraving every sound and every detail
into my mind.
I inhaled the fresh breeze
As it caressed my skin,
Forming goosebumps all over my arms.
I walked a little faster,
Letting the dew sprinkle my feet,
Sending shivers up my spine.
I looked around me,
Grazing the world with my hungry eyes.
The trees stood tall,
Looking strong and majestic.
The flowers swayed gently,
From one side to the other
And the grass glistened,
With morning dew….Margaretha P. Wiebe
The Belt Line is a long trail lined with trees, that meanders through several very scenic central Toronto neighbourhoods including mine, past the high rises and family homes…
It was a disused railway line which now leads to a park, passing several other parks along the way…
In 1999, Toronto City Council renamed the park “The Kay Gardner Beltline Park” in honour of Kay Gardner a local politician who became involved in a campaign to save the former railway right of way called the Belt Line from development.
It is now an active pedestrian and bicycling trail…
At any time of year the Belt Line is beautiful, but in spring, it’s really stunning with all the young leaves opening together, turning it into a riot of lacy greens…perfect for an early morning walk….Canadiana Series..
Townsend Pastels on Handmade Paper..