Where better to celebrate year four than one of our favourite places in the city, Fort Edmonton Park. We spent our weekend at the Hotel Selkirk, wandered the grounds after hours in streaming perfect sunlight, and took pictures. Lots of pictures. We had a later supper booked at Johnson's Cafe, so after we checked in, we took the opportunity to get out and enjoy the park.
Neal and I explored unencumbered by throngs of park visitors and read every sign, peeked in every window, and stopped to pet every animal we saw. As well as housing a large collection of historical buildings, the park plays host to a variety of cats, goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and horses. Some horses are employed by wagon and pony rides and some seem to just spend their days with noses buried deep in piles of hay. The horse pasture in streaming sunlight made my heart sing and we spent a lot of time with these pretty fellows.
I love horses, and hearing their exhaling prrrfffft gretting brought back many wonderful memories of years training Thoroughbreds on the farm. One bay was our friend and stood so nicely while I snapped away (a few blades of fresh grass via Neal may have helped).
Although these equine fellows were music to my heart, this fellow is still my favourite...
Happy Anniversary love, there is no one I would rather spend this one wild and precious life with. Here's to many more such wonderful evenings,