It’s been a tough week with so many news stories that are concerning and, frankly, depressing. So, let’s all take a deep breath and go to the park. Bowring Park is so beautiful. I took these photos back in 2014 when we went to visit our daughter who lives in the ‘oldest city in North America’. I love the architecture there and the history. If you ever get a chance to visit St. John’s don’t forget to spend some time at Bowring Park. You’ll be glad you did – at least, if you like green spaces and beautiful surroundings. I invite you to come along, let’s take a little tour of the park.

One of the things I love about the park is the swans
Watching the swans glide through the water is so peaceful and balm for the soul
Of course, other water fowl also inhabit the park. This guy seemed to be asking, “How do you like my tux?”
So many ducks, and lots of pigeons too
The park has many floral features as well
There are explosions of color everywhere you look
To the left you will see the park bench that’s been painted green to blend into the trees. So, if you get tired you can rest there and enjoy the scent of the flowers
So many pretty flowers. I love flowers.
One of my favorite flowers. I love how the head of a sunflower turns to follow the sun throughout the day.
In the center of the park stand several statues. Fantasy fans will love these fairies, as will the children and the young at heart.
I bet you didn’t know Never-never land was actually located here in Bowring Park. Yup, that’s Peter Pan calling all the lost boys to a picnic, perhaps?
Stepping stones across the pond
a bridge over the waters allows visitors a new viewpoint
Trails meander through the park and through trees that offer shade on a hot summer day
Sit and listen to the water cascading over rocks and rushing downstream
Another shot of the bridge and fountain
Bowring Park, a gem located in the Waterford Valley in St. John’s
I could watch the swans for hours
The park has been home to water fowl and wildlife since 1915, a sanctuary in the middle of the city, and a most welcome reprieve from the trials of life

I hope that these photos will help instill a sense of peace and tranquility. We are all experiencing a fair deal of stress these days and it is so important to take a break from it all, to go on vacation, even if it’s only virtual. Wishing you all the blessings of peaceful calm.

15 thoughts on “Serenity Sunday: Bowring Park in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador

  1. Thank you for this! This place looks very tranquil. I could spend hours there! I love the bright pops of colors of the flowers! This was a much needed distraction from the overwhelming feelings I’ve been facing between the world and my personal life. Thank you, again!! ❀ You're an angel!

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