Are the sunrises and sunsets in your part of the world ho-hum? If they are, then you could follow this recipe to make them spectacular! - start with clean air, preferably in the fall or winter season. (You might have to travel somewhere to find these conditions.) - marvel at the blue of the daytime … Continue reading Recipe for a Dramatic Sunrise or Sunset
Sunrise this morning. It was quite spectacular and changing rapidly. I quickly took a picture, then retreated back into the warmth of my house. When I uploaded the photo and enhanced it with a light touch of HDR in Topaz Studio, I realized that I had captured something much more sinister than a typical Alberta … Continue reading On a Scale of Carousel to Roller Coaster, How Scary is this?
The photo challenge this week is Half-Light. At sunrise this morning, the moon appeared to be Half too! The sun does not abandon the moon to darkness. ― Brian A. McBride, Dominion - Same time, same sunrise, same moon (that tiny white dot near the top right of the photo. The sky is that beautiful … Continue reading Half Moon and Sunrises
Clouds are not as common in Arizona as they are in Alberta. One day, however I saw these 'comma' clouds, with a trio of Saguaro cactus stretching up as if to catch the wisps! These clouds reminded me of punctuation. Don't they look like big apostrophes or commas except they curve the wrong way? I … Continue reading Cactus and Clouds – Curves
Actually, the Photo Challenge this week was simply the word Blue, but I'm feeling Blue so that is what today's post will be about. It has been one of those weeks. Nothing bad happened, but a series of little things coincided with a shift in the 'feel fine' chemical brew that keeps me on an … Continue reading I’m Blue – WordPress Sometimes Sucks the Joy Out of Blogging
I don't think I will become a fan of America's Funniest Home Videos. I only watched the first few minutes of one of the shows and thought, what is so funny about incidents and accidents where someone gets their feelings or their body hurt? What kind of person would take videos of those types of … Continue reading Case of the Disappearing Leg – Reality Sometimes Hurts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThFCg0tBDck I hope you have time to watch this three minute video from Travel Alberta . It is called "Remember to Breathe" and it won the Diamond Award as the best entry in the film and media competition at the International Tourism Fair (ITB) in Berlin. The video is wonderful, though I might be a … Continue reading Alberta – Remember to Breathe (Video)
Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once. - Isaac Asimov - National Geographic is running a Series called Test Your Brain. The episode I recently watched demonstrated how adept our brains are at focusing on the task at hand, and … Continue reading Which Way do you Look When the Sun Sets?
100 years ago, my great grandparents arrived in a place much like this, and declared, "This is the Land of Opportunity." With little more than determination, they made Canada their home. It wasn't easy to live in this land of vast prairie grassland with howling winds year long. But the pioneers knew that this land … Continue reading Alberta – Land of Opportunity
These are the seeds of an Allium flower (a decorative relative of the onion.) Is it possible that birds and mice feed on these seeds? Perhaps, but some of the seeds will make their way into the ground where they will germinate and make more allium plants. This is a small Rock Cairn I built … Continue reading Seeing the Possibilities – Seeds, Rocks and Sunrises