Maybe you’ve seen the photo I posted not long after moving here, but if you haven’t here it is again (bear with me, there’s a reason for this).
That was taken a little over 2 weeks ago, but we’ve been experiencing a much cooler summer this year, with a lot of rain. Today it’s been pouring and here is a drastically different view:
I was shocked to see that green space awash in water when I got home from work today. It’s amazing what nature can do. The winds are also high today and we’ve received a weather alert with a forecast of heavy rains.
I think I will go read a good book and “weather out the storm”. Nothing like a rainy day and a good book. Also, I am still recovering from the move. So rest and relaxation will be the order of the day.
How’s the weather where you live? Are you enjoying a warm, sunny day?
Before we moved from the last house I got to enjoy a few wildflowers I had planted. I am so glad they bloomed in time for me to see them. I hope whoever buys the place appreciates them and will allow them to stay to feed the bees and butterflies.
We have moved! I am still working on getting rid of boxes and totes and finding places for everything but the worst is over (I hope). Moving is never easy and my muscles continue to remind me I am not as young as I once was. But we are here and I thought you’d like to see a view from the balcony – one of the perks of this place is being able to enjoy watching ducks in the pond and looking out over the city. It will be a while yet before I can get back to reading your posts and writing my own but I am getting there. Have a wonderful week and until next time…cheers!
It was such a beautiful day here today. I went for a little walk and enjoyed the spring sunshine. In the park people were busy picking up trash and cleaning up. It was nice to see whole families working together. One of the first signs of spring are the little green shoots – that lifted my spirits considerably.
Of course many people hate dandelions, but they are an early food source for honey bees, and their bright yellow flower cheers me up.
There were also flocks of red-winged blackbirds, robins, sparrows, and grackles near the pond. It was heavenly to hear their songs.
A pair of mallard ducks made an appearance as well. There were likely other water fowl, but I could only hear them, nestled amongst the bulrushes and high grasses that surround the waters of the little pond. I love spring. And I hope winter has had its last fling in our part of the world. Happy Spring to you!
These are a few photos I took with my cell phone while hubby was hospitalized at the University of Alberta Hospital. It is a huge hospital covering about three city blocks. There was a lot of walking involved to get from my room to his! Here is a short photographic essay of his stay there.
As many of you know, one of my hobbies is amateur photography. I love photography, I also love being out and about on the trails, beaches, mountains, valleys, and plains that make up our beautiful country. Since today is a day set aside to celebrate the planet a.k.a. Earth Day, I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite photographs I’ve taken over the years.
I hope you have enjoyed these photographs. and I hope you enjoy a bit of nature on this Earth Day. Please help, do your part so future generations can view and enjoy our beautiful planet.