Saturday, March 03, 2007

Ah...

It's actually a sunny day, and since I had to be up early this morning and in Harrisburg, I decided to run along the riverfront. The river is beautiful, right now, with a swift current running in the middle and ice that looks like snow along the edges. The seagulls that visit float on the water and walk on the ice. I'm especially happy that the Canada geese are on the river and not on the sidewalk, down where I am. It was a beautiful morning, and though these pictures do not represent what the river looked like this morning, I'm going to post them anyway, because I like them. They are not mine--I just found them.


This is the Walnut Street Bridge, which is only open to pedestrian traffic and leads to City Island, where I parked my little car. There's a sidewalk on the bridge, as you can see, and the rest is grating. Look below and watch the river!

Isn't this a gorgeous winter shot of Riverfront Park? The snow is mostly gone now.


When the sun is out, and the river is mostly unobstructed, the reflection of bridge arches is very pretty, too.



Aw, there's Flower. I don't know where she is now, but I hope it's just as pretty.

When the weekend is over, it will be nice to know that I enjoyed it.

14 comments:

Jamie Dawn said...

Well, bless your heart for being out and running early this morning in cold weather. You deserve a medal for being so good!
I've probably already told you this before, but I can't remember, so here goes...
I've been to Harrisburg once along with my dad and son. I had been in Philly for eight months for voice surgeries and rehab, and it happened to be summer at the time when my dad and son were there with me. We decided to drive to Harrisburg and tour the beautiful capitol building we'd heard was so pretty - and it sure is.
We played mini-golf at a rec area that had a number of other activities, and we had some Moose Tracks ice cream.
It was a lovely day and a wonderful memory.
I'm sure your view of it today was quite different being that it isn't summer, but I do remember the river and how pretty everything was the day I was there.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

tsduff said...

I salute you... I was running along with you (in spirit... LOL) this morning...

Lovely pictures. I so like them mucho rather than in person, where I might in fact have to deal with real live SNOW.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

You don't know where Flower is? Me neither. Is she gone from the park, or something?

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Great pix. Yes, it was nice and warm today. Lovely actually.

I gather that you escorted at the clinic this morning. Did you run before that, or after?

Jodes said...

great pics.

Jocelyn said...

I'm glad for you, too, that the geese...and their green poo...weren't under your feet.

Sounds so lovely, and looks like it, too.

Tom & Icy said...

That bull was a lot prettier than the one in front of the stock market.

AP3 said...

Very nice pictures! It is pretty there by the river.

Doug said...

Sounds like a great weekend. The photos are great and I particular like the bridge photos. I bet the grating is more popular when there's ice or ducks.

The Lazy Iguana said...

What a cool bridge. Nothing here is open only to foot traffic.

G said...

What great pics, I really like the bridge with the relflection in the water. Very nice.

Minka said...

now, Itotally understand why you posted those pictures. They are so beautiful. The second one in particular has my vote!
I like walks by rivers and oceans too :)

Bone said...

Well, someone takes gorgeous pictures anyway :)

neva said...

lovelovelove these pictures, and how i envy you for being able to run in such a beautiful setting! (not that our own setting is a bad one, mind you, but still...)

actually, that bridge looks a lot like one that crosses the Charles River in Boston, which is, by the way, a FABULOUS place to run, too (if you ever get the chance, i highly recommend it. with a sister living up there, i'm guessing you may have experienced this joy already!)

i hope your week is turning out to be a wonderful as your weekend clearly was, my friend! xox