Category Archives: nature

Winter Solstice

Being what I call solar-powered – loving and needing many hours of light + sunshine! – it makes sense that the winter solstice has been celebrated since thousands of years ago.  Although it doesn’t feel like the longest day was all that long ago and we fully enjoyed the beautiful fall weather, it’s a challenge on these […]

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Odima family

It was time for an update of one of my favorite families.  We love living near them and seeing them often!!  It was possibly the warmest day of September and the fall colored leaves were extra vibrant in the warm sunshine.  Enjoy the photos of this beautiful family!! Recently we also did the kids’ school pictures, […]

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Grassi Lakes Trail | Canmore, Alberta

Last Friday we had a little extra time in the afternoon before meeting my husband’s family for a picnic dinner.  The mountains, trees and higher elevation were calling!  We were hesitant when it was so smokey in the Calgary area that it might be more extreme in the mountains but we took a chance.  It was […]

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Castle Butte Adventure

It’s hard to beat a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon with family and friends to go for a picnic and then hike around at Castle Butte!  It’s a beautiful place to explore and as someone else said and we agree, it never gets old!!  The rugged landscape in the Badlands is fascinating!  

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Prairie Crocuses

A sure sign of spring on the prairies!  Beautiful, delicate prairie crocuses that are the first plant to bloom.  I have seen some of these pretty violet colored flowers in vases this past week but hadn’t been out in a pasture to see some for myself yet.  So it was great when an offer came yesterday to be […]

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