What a Howl!

All photos taken on February 28, 2022.

Boredom, malaise, lethargy, whatever you opt to call it, it is a terrible thing. As winter dragged on, Covid sapped a lot of our enthusiasm and recent world events have just about finished us. It was one of those “why bother days” when I suggested we go on a small adventure into Edmonton. Not a huge walk, as winter walking has taken a toll on these old bodies. Sure, cleats help you stay upright, but….

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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.

11 thoughts on “What a Howl!

    1. It is so funny we would spot this one in the city, when we walk through their forest habitat weekly seeing paw prints scat and parts of what they have been eating. He certainly looked healthy. Thanks for reading Maggie. Allan

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  1. That’s amazing you were able to see one! I see here in Calgary that the parks have coyote warnings, but I haven’t seen one. We do have a rabbit problem here though which has led to more coyotes in the city. I don’t know if Edmonton has a rabbit problem too, but it would make sense

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    1. Both Edmonton and our little city of Beaumont have rabbit problems. Sometime in the past, tame rabbits were turned loose and became feral. They hop about the town all night long munching on shrub shoots. I had to protect my new lilac as it emerged from the snow. On our weekly forest walks, we almost always see evidence of rabbits having fallen victim to coyotes. Thanks for reading. Allan

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      1. Oh dear. Yeah, it’s more of a constant problem here with people releasing pet rabbits into the wild and the city won’t do anything about it. I heard there’s been more rabbits this year and there might need to be a cull

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      2. Too bad people do not realize pet care is a full time job that can last years. I hope they treat their kids better. Canmore tried a cull, but all the animal lovers put the nix on that. Canmore has a huge rabbit problem that brings coyotes, wolves, cougar etc. into town.

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