|I started early enough there was still dew on the plants and flowers. |
Even the humble kale looked to be dressed in sequins. Unfortunately,
it just didn't show in the pictures.
This morning, I took my little camera for another long walk, this time along the western section of the Canal Walk from the State Office Building to the NCAA Headquarters building and into White River State Park along the Riverwalk behind the Indianapolis Zoo.
|Yep, here I am at the corner of Limestone & Vine, where the canal turns south|
to run along between the Indiana State Museum and the NCAA Headquarters.
I made another right turn where the Canal turned towards an expanse of lawn, then fed back into the White River. Beginning with the old Washington Street Bridge, which is now a sculpture park, Riverwalk follows the river behind the Indianapolis Zoo. Walled in with massive blocks of rough-hewn limestone, it reveals numerous small beauties and surprises and is a popular place for joggers and casual walkers.
|A self-portrait in shadows and granite.|
|Looking south beneath the Old Washington Street Bridge at other bridges|
which also span the White River on the west side of downtown Indianapolis.
And now we enter the shade and beauty of the River Walk which stretches behind the Indianapolis Zoo. Office workers, athletes and firefighters assigned to a near-by station are among the many people who enjoy the trail.
|Yes, there are many "pretty weemin," but|
I prefer the sight and scent of the species above. Oooh.
|A limestone "rose" hidden among its massive brethren.|
|The crooked little tree and giant limestone blocks |
play off and accent each other, adding to the beauty of each.
|Jogger passing under the Promenade |
outside the ISM Administrative Offices
And I will end with a picture of a couple of the many turtles I saw in the driftwood caught under the piers of the bridge. They were happily swimming, drifting and basking on logs in the river. Just as the turtles extended their necks to look around them, my little camera strove mightily to help me with these pictures, exhausting itself soon after.