Lake Louise

It seemed like every tourist in the Banff area decided to visit Lake Louise today. It was busy!!! But, also beautiful. Someday, I went to spend the night at the Chateau Lake Louise.

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petunias and blue sky

This has been a pretty perfect weekend weather-wise – hello summer!  Went grocery shopping yesterday before supper and everyone looked sun-kissed (or burnt!) and mellow and just content.  We had what seemed like six months of winter (the sad part is that’s not a big exaggeration), we needed this summer weather. Now I have to […]

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the lowly petunia

I used to think petunias were boring.  When I first started planting flowers on my balcony,  I would choose plants at the greenhouse that were more interesting and prettier – gerbera daisies, garden mums, fuchsias and a host of flowers that bloomed once and never again. I was attracted to the flash of colour and […]

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Sunflower against a farmer’s field

Just a pretty picture of a sunflower taken in late August last year near Pangman, SK. I’ve posted this one before, but it’s one of my favourites. I enjoy photography as a hobby because it makes me look at my surroundings differently (I’ve likely written that before). I like to observe things and photography is […]

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Old Quebec

When I was a little kid, we had to drive long distances to visit relatives.  I used to wish there was a fast forward button so we could just get there.  On this rainy, dreary April Sunday afternoon, I would use that fast forward button to go to Quebec City, specifically Old Quebec. I loved […]

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anxiously awaiting the colours of spring and summer

The sky is a brilliant blue today, and it’s a balmy -28 degrees (-38 with the windchill) and these Blue Rodeo lyrics (song is “Get Through To You”) are going through my head: Looks like winter’s never gonna leave this grey town I think it’s going to snow all summer Okay, I know winter will […]

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