Alberta roses are tough, as the one beside our garage demonstrates. There's a small grove of them right on the banks of the creek. I'll have to visit again during the summer and see what colour the blooms are.
One of the fun things about the creek is that people like playing with the rocks and building small dams. Even in winter. For this part of the walk it was so soothing to listen to the water trickling over the rocks and ice.
Such a beautiful kitty.