Autumn colors in Bowmont and Baker Parks along Bow River in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
It may be fair to say an Autumn day in the southern foothills of Canada's Rocky Mountains is more subtle than the explosion of color enjoyed by our eastern friends in the Maritime Provinces, Québec and Ontario.
Southern Alberta may not be particularly competitive with Manitoba, Saskatchewan, or British Columbia either.
However, combining subtle color with river and mountain scenery guarantees an excellent presentation. The following photo essay contains images from Bowmont Natural Environment Park in the northwest quadrant of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Throughout the summer and shoulder seasons, it is customary to wander or bike through nearby city parks.
On this day, with sun low in the sky, there is an opportunity to take a few snapshots of fall colors while riding the paths of Bowmont Park into Baker Park on the north side of the Bow River in northwest Calgary.
The west border of Bowmont Park meets the east border of Baker Park on the north side of the Bow River across from Bowness Park.
There has been restoration progress on the Stoney Trail Pedestrian Bridge in Baker Park from damage done by the June, 2013 floods.
A few images follow from Autumn in Baker Park.
And then, there is the winter with a whole new set of recreational and unique photographic opportunities on shorter days with sun low in the southern sky.
Photographs in this post were captured on October 21, 2013.