Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Stewart Park

County tourist guides count Stewart Park in Perth as one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark County. I think everyone who lives in the area drops by from time to time, but we had never been there in the evening.

It is a very pretty park, with some nice rock outcrops around the Tay River, and there is a very picturesque bridge. But once again, I wouldn't rate it too much more highly than our own Riverside Park.

Anyway, on our way home from Murphys Point, we decided to drop by and wander about. In theory it was the time of day for best light, but in practise, the sun was mostly behind the trees already.

However, as is my wont, I took my prescribed number of snaps, and here they are.

Above: someone owns a fine house in a prime location with a wonderful garden on the edge of the park.

Below: a look back toward Code's Mill, near where we parked.

Sue on the stone steps by the garden. ↓

Above: a look at the picturesque footbridge and the building beyond.

Below: an impressive old mansion bordering the park.

We didn't go very far into the park because they were setting up a number of tents in preparation for the weekends music festival. We have never attended the festival because we are at pains to figure out how and where we would park and how we would then haul chairs etc to the venue. We had an experience last summer or even the summer before when we drove to Perth with the kids to picnic in the park. We could not find a parking spot, so we headed back to Carleton Place and went to a fine local park.


Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Once again, AC, some lovely captures of a scenic spot. I thought you might be hoping for a bit more contrast in the sky, especially for that pond shot. And, we have also not attended some park venues because of lack of parking within easy walking distance.

ADRIAN said...

Yes the sun could have behaved better but it still looks a picturesque place.

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful pictures -- love the water and the bridge!

Lorna Cunningham-Rushton said...

One of my favourite places in Perth. We always shop across the street from the park, have some quiet time near the water and swear that we're coming back for the musicfest in July. We are not.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Looks like a pretty spot for a photo the reflections off the pond, the bridge and the rock steps Sue is sitting on.
Have a grand day!

KGMom said...

Wow--what a place to live near. And those people whose houses look out on the gardens...priceless.

TexWisGirl said...

that last shot is loveliness!!!

Linda Kay said...

John, some of your pictures also include Sue!

Tabor said...

I would pick any one of those lovely homes. What a great view!!

Regenia said...

These pictures relax me. I can't imagine how much I would enjoy the parks themselves. I usually have such a feeling of contentment in such places. I have not caught up until this morning on reading. But the other pictures are wonderful as well.

I believe Sue went to the garden for tea last year with her niece and great-niece? Please tell her hello and that, as always, she looks great in the various pictures.

EG CameraGirl said...

It looks quite photogenic to me. I love the shot of Sue in the steps!