River Valley Art Gallery

15 10 2010

Yesterday, I found that some art had popped up along one of my favorite trails in the valley. With no camera to document it, I was forced (riding in the river valley on a beautiful fall day – what a hardship) to return today.

Marjory does just fine on this path, thank you.

Along a gravel path, somebody (or bodies) put up a bunch of art that delightfully surprises anyone traveling over the crest of a ridge. I never would have found this spot had I not been traveling by bike.

To whomever did this, it makes me so happy to find such spontaneous awesomeness can still sprout forth from this gray burg. Thank you so much, it made my day, two days in a row.

Cartoon faces overlook the trail.

A bird hides in the trees.

Portrait on Reader's Digest.

I love how this art incorporates its environment.

With the reflection of its surroundings, this piece becomes pure magic.

Have I mentioned how much I love fall riding? No leaves in the valley means more sun as the temperature starts to drop as well as more wildlife sightings. While I was checking out the art today, I saw a pileated woodpecker and two downy woodpeckers, just pecking at trees & dislodging big chunks of bark. Every beautiful day from now until winter is a gift. When the winter comes, I don’t want to have any regrets about fairer days wasted and every cross town commute is another opportunity for a lovely river valley jaunt.

It was one of those match my bike to my outfit kind of days. Come winter they'll be few & far between.

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7 responses

15 10 2010
bikewriter

Your blogs are great!

16 10 2010
evillerider

Thanks! 🙂

16 10 2010
josh

YAY!
i wonder if this is still up?

20 10 2010
evillerider

I went down there again today. Stuff’s been moved but it’s still there!

17 10 2010
Dottie

Oh, that is so beautiful! Coming upon something like that would totally make my day. I love knowing that there are people in the world who take the time to create unexpected beauty like that, selflessly.

17 10 2010
Judy

Coreen, I LOVE this post!! Edmonton has its beautiful unexpected places 🙂

25 10 2010
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