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All photos taken on January 18, 2021 during a cold winter walk in our little city. At least, it was sunny!! ☀️😊

Yesterday was winter weather weather in spades. The morning started off with freezing rain, which left everything covered in a shiny sheet of ice. Going for groceries in the early AM, I backed the car out of the garage and applied the parking brake. The car slid down the driveway slope about half way……

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

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    1. Ice cleats help, but the added height and the ice tend to throw your gait off and can make walking even harder. Looking forward to secure footing in good hikers. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. Thanks Marion. Winter’s artistry is varied for sure and you never know what attracts the eye. A cold iron bench submerged in a cold snowbank makes a chilly winter statement. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  1. I’m so glad I’m following your blog, otherwise I would miss winter driving stories when I move! Plus, I would miss how beautiful winter is here. I know I will still miss these things, but I am glad your blog will fill a hole for me 🙂

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. Yup, winter will continue to happen here, year after year. How soon will you be on the move? Hope your weekend is going well. By the way, I enjoyed the William Browder book you recommended. It certainly explains Putin and Russia’s illogical thinking. As I always say, you cannot reason with the unreasonable. Allan

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    1. An unlikely time for icicles, except for all the freezing rain we had. That trip to the grocery store was a challenge. On days like that, I am so glad I do not have to commute into Edmonton any more. Thanks for reading Linda. Allan

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  2. Beautiful pictures, the ones of the moon are especially impressive. The exit of my parent’s neighborhood in Michigan was at a bit of a downhill and it was always a bit scary exiting on icy days hoping I would stop in time. Luckily no incidents to report.

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    1. Thanks Lyssy. Many newcomers to western Canada get into trouble in the winter, as they may not be used to driving on snow and ice. The ice that morning even threw me for a loop. It was truly slippery. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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