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Another Moose

I told my niece that I saw a moose on the way to work this morning She said, “How do you know he was on his way to work?” – Author Unknown – Not so long ago, a pair of Moose ambled across the field behind our house. The moose (not meese or mooses) stopped […]
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Green and Yellow with a Blanket of White

We had 10 inches (25 cm) of early season snow last week. The best thing about this is that it is the wake-up call for what is going to come when winter arrives for good. Winter Morning Poem – By Ogden Nash Winter is the king of showmen, Turning tree stumps into snow men And […]
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Chaos in the Garden

This is one of my flower beds. It has been over 20 years in the making. In that time, a small tree grew – casting more and more deep shade. The plants that liked sun weren’t so happy about this. Some died – I thought. So I planted others, only to have the dead sometimes […]
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Red-Breasted Nuthatch

The Feather Files Name: Red-breasted Nuthatch Species: Sitta canadensis Native to and Migration: Found throughout much of Canada and the United States. Can be resident or a short-distance migrant. Date Seen: September 2016 Location: North of Calgary, Alberta Notes: These birds wander up, down and sideways along trunks and branches of trees. They eat mainly […]
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Removing the Colour

Depending on your perspective, this could be a photo of a tree with a bright coloured background, or a sunset with a dark tree in the foreground. Because they are primeval, because they outlive us, because they are fixed, trees seem to emanate a sense of permanence. And though rooted in earth, they seem to […]
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This, That and the Other #4 Red Poppies

How does the colour red make you feel? Do you wear red clothes? Do you decorate with red? Do you drive a red car? Do birds poop more on red cars than other colour cars? Do you have red hair? (Apparently only about 2% of people are redheaded). How many red flowers are in your […]
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This, That and the Other #3 – Mystery Macro

Mystery Macro. The Car Guy was playing with the macro (close-up) setting on my little Panasonic camera. What do you think he took a picture of? Hint, he was sitting at his desk, enjoying his breakfast beverage.  (Answer at the end of this post). Sometimes you don’t have what you thought you had, but what […]
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This, That and The Other #2

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Spotted in my Yard – The Rare Red Couch

It snowed here again. I think this is the 4th time since early September that The Car Guy has had to plow the drive way. I wield the shovel – I am the Cleaner of the Walks and Photographer of the Event. Snow is often an event, especially if there is lots of it and […]
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