Welland Snaps 2014: Six In The City

High fliers over Chippawa Park, October 2014. (All photos by Joe Barkovich)

High fliers over Chippawa Park, October 2014. (All photos by Joe Barkovich)

Cyclist on canal trail near Notre Dame College School, October 2014.

Cyclist on canal trail near Notre Dame College School, October 2014.

Canal walkway looking north from Main Street Bridge area, May 2014.

Canal walkway looking north from Main Street Bridge area, May 2014.

Chippawa Park after a light dusting of snow, November 2014.

Chippawa Park after a light dusting of snow, November 2014.

Tree reflection in Welland Recreational Waterway near downtown Welland, December 2014.

Tree reflection in Welland Recreational Waterway near downtown Welland, December 2014.

Looking south over the Welland Recreational Waterway from Division Street crossing, October 2014.

Looking south over the Welland Recreational Waterway from Division Street crossing, October 2014.

By Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

All too often we don’t see the forest for the trees. You’ve heard that expression before.

We live in the midst of beauty. Some time, we just don’t know it’s there.

That’s what this compilation is about. Six shots of common scenes and sites we’ve taken for granted or don’t take time from our busy schedules to enjoy.

There are many more that could be here. Six in the city is a good place to start.

(A former reporter and city editor, Joe Barkovich lives in his home town of Welland, Ontario, Canada’s Rose City.)

1 thought on “Welland Snaps 2014: Six In The City

  1. Robert Parent

    Great shots Joe! You’re so right, we live in a beautiful area with numerous locations exuding with serenity, harmony, colour, and natural activities, each with its own revolving cachet depending on the seasons. Visitors point out our good fortune with envy. Sometimes we’re too close or too busy to notice our surroundings for what they are. Thanks for reminding us how lucky we are! RoberT Parent

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