The Hail Storm Southern Alberta (hailstorm alley) experienced a severe hail/rain storm Saturday night. According to news reports, 48.7 millimetres (1.8 inches) of rain fell between 7 and 8 p.m. Some parts of Calgary saw hailstones the size of tennis balls that fell at speeds of 80 to 100 km/h. They punctured house siding and … Continue reading The Piano Guys -The Calm after the Storm – The Cello Song (Video)
The Flutter Files Name: White Admiral Butterfly or possibly Western White Admiral Species: Limenitis arthemis Native to: Much of Canada, with the Western White Admiral in Alaska and western Canada Date Seen: June 2017 Location: North of Calgary, Alberta, Canada Notes: Black or deep brown body with wide white band.
I'm not really finished my 'Time Off Break' - I just forgot that this post was scheduled. The timing is good though. These orchids, which grow in a rural ditch, were ready to bloom in the next few days - but the county mower came through yesterday and chopped off their heads. I know it … Continue reading Lady’s Slipper Orchids