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Snowbird of Paradise

An Albertan who spends winters in California.

Smoke!

When I first got out of bed this morning, I opened the curtains to see that the sun was a strange colour and the sky was an orangey-grey. Then I opened the door and the smell of smoke was startling. This is what I saw at 7:15 AM: […]

Cold Lake, Warm Hearts

I spent a wonderful long weekend with my daughter-in-law’s family and I was made to feel very welcome. They gave us lots of marvelous meals, we played a fun card game called Fruit Salad, and we were given a grand tour of their city. The pictures that follow […]

Narwhals and Magpies

Two murals that I had not seen until this week both show images that are emblematic of Canada’s north; narwhals and magpies. Narwhals live year-round in the Arctic waters where gatherings of hundreds of them have been seen.   Magpies live year-round in Edmonton which is now the […]