Edmonton has an annual celebration of gardens in bloom, and some of my neighbours are good candidates for recognition. We have a very short season, so figuring out what will bloom within that time takes some research. Also, we are cursed with clay soil, so I know that […]
This is the look interior designers are going for when they create distressed painted furniture. These garage doors are distressed for good reasons; they are old and they haven’t been well maintained. I’d feel distressed too if that were me. These garages belong to back-alley neighbours and it […]
A recent walk took me to two parks on the south side of Edmonton, both of which include some surprisingly thoughtful details. Empire Park is at 107 Street and 47 Avenue, and it includes the building for the Sahaja Meditations Centre which has a delightful mural by Cen […]
Concordia University (formerly Concordia College) in Edmonton, Alberta, is in an enviable location overlooking the North Saskatchewan River valley. It is a private university with some funding from the Government of Alberta. Originally, it was affiliated with the Lutheran Church and was founded in 1921 to prepare young […]
Quite by chance in our wanderings today, Jamie and I came across the historic McKay Avenue School. The building is currently being used as the Edmonton Public Schools Archive and Museum. It is a lovely building with some interesting features and we were drawn to it from the […]
While looking through my photos I realized that I often take pictures of things in rows. I’m sure there is some deep psychological reason for this. Perhaps it is because I have a need for order, or that symmetry is visually satisfying, or maybe rows of things just […]
This week is Pride Week at the University of Alberta. There will be events, shows, and a parade on campus. I hope it isn’t too cold for the parade! The city of Edmonton is recognizing this by lighting the High Level Bridge in rainbow colours. Edmonton has its […]
Inspired by the Thursday Doors at Norm 2.0 via The Chicago Files here are a couple of doors that caught my attention. The first two pictures are of the splendid doors to the Post Office on 1st Street in San Jose, California. The third photo is of a doorway in […]
I don’t watch award shows, and I’m sure that I’m not alone in this. So, for those of us not watching the Academy Awards, here are a few of my photos. They don’t fit any theme or follow any particular order. They just make me feel good.
My Canadian family and I are having Christmas in January this coming weekend. It’s also going to be a joint celebration with my son Jamie’s birthday. I flew up yesterday from San Jose and the journey was, like most airline travel, tedious. I arrived at the San Jose […]
I arrived too early for my lunch date today, so I got off the bus early and walked to a viewing point at the river valley. I had hoped to go down to the riverwalk and take pictures of the fall colours, but the funicular wasn’t working and […]
These are some of the many murals decorating the retaining wall at the upper end of the trail alongside Kinnaird Ravine in Edmonton, Alberta. Images from the trail and of the North Saskatchewan River.