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Giving Thanks

Once again Canadians arrive at the day where we all take stock of our year and lives and expound on what we are thankful for. At the dinner table, this process may become trite or overly emotional, depending on the state of the thankful. At its worst, it is a chore, but at its best,Continue reading “Giving Thanks”


Life’s Just Ducky

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 shots taken on a short walk about town on July 30, 2021. We walked in early morning before the heat of the day arrived. Water was calmContinue reading “Life’s Just Ducky”

Red Sky at Morning

All photos taken July 29, 2021. I recall when I would thrill at the beautiful red sunrises and sunsets. Now the red tinge is augmented by smoke, not a thrill any longer. Climate change is undeniable. Here on earth, we are very fry-able. Stay well, stay safe and pray for rain. How is everything inContinue reading “Red Sky at Morning”

Red Sun, Blue Jay

All photos taken on July 28, 2021 from my upstairs window. Wildfire smoke tinged skies and red suns have become the norm these days. While they may seem pretty, devastation lurks. Even the blue jay’s colour seems changed. Red Sun, Blue Jay © Out my window at end of day what a strange show, redContinue reading “Red Sun, Blue Jay”

Fall Colours?

All photos taken on July 27, 2021, during our walk through Tucker’s Field and Bunchberry Meadows. Fall Colours? © Oh no, this just cannot be, what is it, that I now see? Red, yellow and orange leaves, tall, dry grass ready for sheaves. Thistles grow tall and hairy, bush branches, full of berries. It’s notContinue reading “Fall Colours?”

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”

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”