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Fish Creek Provincial Park – Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Discovered this park in the centre of Calgary and will share a few photos.  A beautiful walk in an area surrounded by a million people.

A Dog Day Afternoon

A Dog Day Afternoon

Fish Creek Swimming Hole

Fish Creek Swimming Hole

Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie


Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

This week’s challenge is to post an image of a selfie. I have used this one before, but I really like this photo.  We were on a 7 hour road trip from Calgary to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.  What adds to the photo is my son’s dog.  He spends a lot of his time on trips like this, doing exactly what he is doing.  Paws on the dashboard watching the road unwind.

Vader shows us the way

Vader shows us the way

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Family


Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

This week we have been given the topic of family.  To me family is a far-reaching intangible.  I have my natural family, my in-law family, my work family, my far-flung friend family, among others.  Makes it very hard to choose a photo to post here.  To decide, I played some eenie meenie miney mo game and came up with this one.  We are bereft of grand children at this time, but, while we wait, we have a grand dog, our son’s King Charles cross.  Prepare to be cuted out of your socks.

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Maligne Canyon – Jasper, Alberta


Maligne canyon is a must see sight in Jasper National Park.  Jasper Park is situated about 360 KM west of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and can be reached via the Yellowhead Highway (Hwy 16).

I took this shot many years ago (1991?) and is taken looking down into the canyon from the decking that goes through and around the site.  Very impressive place, but only one of many in the park.  On a personal level, Jasper is Banff without the crowds.  In comparison, it is far more natural and focused on preservation.  There is a great ski hill (Marmot Basin), and the standard resort amenities, but has unique charm that I enjoy when we visit.

Moligne Canyon

Maligne Canyon

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns


Today I try the newest challenge from WordPress.  The Weekly Photo Challenge : From Lines To Pattern.  I took this photo at St Pancras Station in London, UK.  This is where the Eurostar arrives and departs in London.  A great mixture of old and new.  It is also the station that Harry Potter uses to go to Hogwarts.

St Pancras Station in London, UK

St Pancras Station in London, UK

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV


This week’s challenge – Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV.  I chose this photo taken from a canal boat in Amsterdam.  The city has about 1200 bridges, most similar to these.  This makes for some stunning views as you traverse these routes, especially where they join, as in this shot.

Amsterdam Canals

Amsterdam Canals

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea


This weeks photo challenge is simply titled, Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea.  Those who follow me know that I have an affinity for the ocean, and may expect a shot of us sailing the Caribbean or something.  Not happening.  The shot I have chosen was taken in Eastbourne, UK in 2008.  Eastbourne is on the English Channel.  We were along the beach, when I noticed Lori’s young cousin standing on a pylon staring off into the sea.  I always liked this picture and am happy to have had this opportunity to post it here.  She captures almost exactly what I feel like when I am on or beside the sea.  The sheer power of the ocean, and the peace it usually has is awe-inspiring and  at the same time, contemplative.

The Nature of the Sea

The Nature of the Sea

Helpful Signs – An Educational Series


Today’s educational sign will make eating pizza so much more enjoyable, or, in other words, the nanny state loses its’ perspective on reality.  Or perhaps someone won a lawsuit against the box maker.  I don’t know, but you have to admit it is very, very helpful.

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Good Morning From Kaslo, BC


Got into Kaslo yesterday evening. Terrific drive and had a nice supper with a spectacular view.

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Staying at a 3 room hotel called Beach Gables. More at this link

Hard to argue with a view like this out the room’s window.

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Helpful Signs – An Educational Series


As a public service, I will be posting a series of helpful hints and educational signs that will be helpful in our daily lives.  Enjoy today’s helpful sign that may actually save you some horrific injuries.  Helpful hint for budding photographers, try not to do a selfie while capturing the shot.

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