K and I enjoyed a nice walk in this new-to-me park today. As we approached the park we passed a golf driving range, a nordic skiing area, and a snowboarding park. Because of the season, the winter sport areas were not in use, but when we arrived at the parking lot for the Strathcona Science […]
Last night I was awake at 3:00 AM as I often am, and was about to go back to bed at 5:00 when I saw a fabulous sunrise just beginning. So, instead of getting more sleep, I took off my night clothes and put on some jeans and a t-shirt, grabbed my camera, and went […]
After a week of unbearable heat, we were about to have a thunderstorm. We were excited. It felt as though all was right with the world once again. I could hear the thunder and felt the first few drops of rain and then … nothing. All that buildup and anticipation for a very little satisfaction. […]
I have just discovered Adobe Lightroom and am figuring out how to use it. I wanted to find a way to add a copyright to the metadata on my pictures, and several of the videos I found online seemed to recommend this software. Adobe provides seven days free then it costs $13.49 Cdn a month […]
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?Thou art more lovely and more temperate.Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,And summer’s lease hath all too short a date. William Shakespeare
I have a fairly new camera and a very new lens which I tried for the first time today. After a walk to Borden Park, I sat down on a bench to get myself sorted out. Much to my dismay, I realized that I had left my camera on after I had used it two […]
Here are a few photos of miscellaneous images in my world this week.
Today I saw some places where all the local fall colours were on display at once.
It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood. The smoke has gone, the sky is blue, and the leaves are golden. Who could ask for anything more?
I have previously posted some pictures of the many churches in my neighbourhood that are representative of the many different nationalities and faiths of the people who originally populated, and currently live in, Edmonton. Here are a few more.
When I woke up this morning, the rising sun was orange. For the last few days we have been getting California’s wildfire smoke in Edmonton, Alberta, and it is expected to be worse this afternoon. It reminded me of the smoke we got from the Fort MacMurray fire in 2016, but this smoke has travelled […]
The changing colours in the fall are always a delight. It’s nature’s way of softening us up before winter comes. Autumn is so beautiful we hardly even care that the summer is gone. This week is just the beginning of the lovely yellow leaves in my neighbourhood, and today was sunny and bright, so it […]
Here are some of the things that made me wonder this week. I could try to come up with some reasonable explanations, but sometimes it’s more fun to think of unreasonable explanations.
Alongside the North Saskatchewan River right now there are loads and loads of burdock plants. So many, in fact, that the parks people are busily cutting off their heads. They are not native to the area and have become invasive, so the workers are trying to stop them from going to seed and spreading any […]