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Water Hole

All photos taken on July 30, 2021. Water Hole © Down at the water hole, all the birds take their ease, cool water is calm and there is barely a breeze. Out in the middle, there begins a strange ripple, one chick, two chick, hey wait, am I seeing triple. Languid dog days of summerContinue reading “Water Hole”

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Back Yard or Garden?

All photos taken on July 14, 2021. A lot has changed since then. Blooms and garden are mostly done and fallen leaves litter the lawns. Sigh. Back Yard or Garden? © Tanka Back yard or garden? Depends on your point of view and where you come from. Either way, our oasis is more than worthContinue reading “Back Yard or Garden?”

City Cycle Cuteness

All photos taken on a short bicycle ride around our little city on July 14, 2021. The day was promising to be hot and after a short morning walk to do errands, we had no desire for a longer sweaty walk. After tidying up a few things, we headed out on our bikes to seeContinue reading “City Cycle Cuteness”

Creature Feature

NOTE: This post contains slideshows and if you are reading it on your phone, it is best viewed direct from the SITE, rather than in the READER. All photos were taken on our July 12, 2021 hike through Bunchberry Meadows and Tucker’s Field. Summer walks here are filled with birdsong, rustling in the woods, slitheringContinue reading “Creature Feature”

Seasonal

All photos taken on our July 12, 2021 hike of Bunchberry Meadows and Tucker’s Field. Its Just Seasonal © Sauntering along gravel hiking trail, into forest, fully covered in green, summer’s heat wave seeming to make views stale, wild flowers plots were few and far between. Deeper in, colour drops lined grassy path, defying explanationsContinue reading “Seasonal”

Risk vs Reward

NOTE: This post contains slideshows and if you are reading it on your phone, it is best viewed direct from the SITE, rather than in the READER. All photos taken during our July 11, 2021 bicycle ride. Just like Covid 19, there is an element of risk in everything we do. Don’t follow protocols orContinue reading “Risk vs Reward”

De-tour of Alberta

All photos taken during a 34 km (21 mile) bicycle ride in the rural area East of our city. About the Title The joke in any Canadian winter city (you know – 4 distinct seasons) is that there are really only 2 seasons – Winter…and…Construction. As soon as the snow is gone and the frostContinue reading “De-tour of Alberta”