Legend has it that dragonflies were given an extra set of wings so that angels could ride on their back. Smaller than small, whenever you see a winged masterpiece,
you can be certain that an angel has come down from heaven to visit you.
The Alberta Wild Rose. The official provincial floral emblem.
The Wild Rose blooms from late May, lasting until early August.
As the flower begins to wither, it turns into a small oval shaped hard seed container
called a "rose hip", edible and known for its high vitamin C content.
Have been enjoying these on the trail since childhood.
A walk in Shouldice Park.
Shouldice Park is named after James Shouldice, an early pioneer who donated the land to
The City on the condition of it becoming a park.
Breakfast on the boulevard.
I love geese. Even though one pecked my daughter's ear when she was two.
These are only half the height they'll be by the end of the summer.
We still have all of August left!!!!!!!
It took 8 years before benches were graciously added to complete this setting.
And I still have yet to have a seat.
These marks appear city-made, but then again, they look a little odd.
Is there a way to find out for sure? 311? Must check.
UPDATE: 311 didn't know and neither did the "call before you dig" place they told me to call!
An attempt at one of Vincent van Gogh’s finest works, The Starry Night.
(This was painted by a teacher I worked with who had a great idea to have all of our students paint a van Gogh and then frame them all as a prize in a
fundraising event. What a beautiful, heartwarming masterpiece!)
The Starry Night is a painting depicting a view from the east-facing window of van Gogh's asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Oh, and here’s the latest on his infamous ear story…
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have lost their lives,
and to the loved ones they leave behind.
Anybody remember this house?
I had noticed it for years on Richmond Road right across from
Mount Royal University, and always thought this was such a cool way
to express the need for world peace.
One day in May I had to stop and take a pic and left a note
at the door. I had to let the person know the positive
impact it had on me every time I drove by…
A lady texted me back thanking me for my message.
At that time unfortunately she shared with me that the City
had just recently told her to remove the words on her property --
the words that mean so much in our broken world.
Her effort was grand, and I'm sure affected people in a
This is a tribute to a lovely woman for making such a bold
statement in the name of peace… Thank you.
We have the best community!
And it's always beautifully and seasonally landscaped -- thanks Pixie Gardens!
Chuck Wagon: a type of "field kitchen” covered wagon historically used for the storage and transportation of perishable food and cooking equipment. Forming part of a wagon train of settlers, chuck wagons were the very first "mobile kitchens", feeding traveling workers such as cowboys or loggers.
If this were my yard, I'd feel like the work to maintain it might take away any remaining ability to enjoy it! To whoever it is that has beautified this corner lot, you've made gardening to this calibre look effortless. All I can say is, "Thank you!" each and every time I walk by.
Funny how you can walk the same route time after time and new things, people and places pop out at you. The fiery globes of this purple Allium christophii resemble bursts of fireworks, sparkling, flaring, soaring, illuminating. A true garden celebration!
Saw this C in the sky two Junes ago already so it’s great to finally be sharing it on the blog! Then yesterday a huge “L” was right there in front of us sitting at Westside lights (first time I’ve ever seen a cloud make a 90° angle. How is that even possible with big fluffy cotton cumuli?) Anyway, “C” of course stands for “Cougar Ridge Calgary Stampede”! And “L” would just have to be, "Life Up Here" :) Check out this cool cloud alphabet from the Cloud Appreciation Society. Who knew?
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