Today was a challenge. First off, my schedule didn't present many opportunities to get to the Grand and when I did get a chance the light was fading fast. As I pulled into a car park off University Avenue the heavens opened up and a steady rain started falling. This gradually turned into a full downpour. The kind of soggy conditions that are not ideal for highly sensitive digital cameras. I did my best to keep the rain off of my gear as I walked beside the river. I came upon a bright purple flower that really offset the gloomy day. I took a few pictures but felt a little bit of light from a strobe would help the flower stand out more. I even had a little bit of shelter from a bush growing nearby. I found out later this pretty bloom is a dame's rocket, a member of the mustard family. It is not a native plant to Canada and was brought here by colonialists from Europe. It now seems to be a fixture along this part of the river.