A Rare Sighting in the Park

After breakfast on Christmas day, Nick and I took a walk to a lovely park in the neighbourhood called Trinity Bellwoods.

white squirrel 3b

Aside from being a beautiful place to exercise or relax, this park holds the unique honour of being home to a small family of rare white squirrels. So rare that in the hundreds of times I have been there, I have only ever spotted one of the white squirrels once before. And it's not like I haven't been looking, because I am always on the lookout for them. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to have one stop and pose for me so I could take a few photographs on this particular visit. My window to take the shots was very brief indeed, as she (he?) was quickly chased by one of her black brethren deep into the tree and out of view.

white squirrel 4b

white squirrel 1b

white squirrel 2b

While the photos depict a somewhat gloomy day, it was very mild out, and for Canadians who are used to bitter weather at this time of the year, it was a real delight. In fact, this park is usually a challenge to get into during the winter months because the paths are not cleared so you have to trudge through deep snow and over sheets of very slippery ice.

sumac in park

lamp in the park

nick in park

The southern end of the park borders on Queen Street West, which is always bustling and busy with the artistic and alternative community who live and work in this neighbourhood, which is designated "The Art and Design District" by the city of Toronto, as depicted on the street signs in the area. However, this Christmas morning was the only time that I have ever seen this strip so quiet. It was actually quite eerie and interesting, as it was so out-of-the-ordinary.

queen street west 1

queen street west 2

↑ The one and only time I've ever seen Queen Street this quiet. ↑

Thank you for visiting!
xo loulou
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7 Responses to A Rare Sighting in the Park

  1. Jessa Belle says:

    How amazing is that! I want one haha Thanks for sharing these with us… we will all live vicariously through you!

    Love & Lollies… Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

  2. Erin says:

    Wow, that white squirrel is so cool. You really got some great shots!


  3. Elle Sees says:

    ive never seen an albino squirrel. how cool!

  4. Laura says:

    You saw the white squirrel. I only ever visited that park to see that albino squirrel!! It has been living there for years and years. I have seen it there for at least 6 years!! Also…what is you contact email…

    • Loulou says:

      I have been hoping to see one for ages, having only caught a very brief glimpse one other time. It was like he gave me a little Christmas gift and showed himself (or herself)!

      I sent you an email with my email address.


  5. Liesl says:

    Oh my goodness, that is a rare sighting and what a beautiful white squirrel! Lovely blog!

    Liesl :)

  6. WOW I’m really surprised to see a white squirrel!!
    Beautiful pictures!

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