The Amphibian Notes Name: Northern Leopard Frog Species: Lithobates pipiens Native to : Canada and the United States. Only isolated populations in the southern grass and wetlands of Alberta. The grandchildren used to find them in the creek and the golf course water hazards near where our cabin was. Hard to say where the frogs … Continue reading Northern Leopard Frog
Our cabin, along with 305 other residences in Hidden Valley Alberta, was destroyed in the flood of June 2013. All that is left of it is rubble, but we have many wonderful memories and hundreds of photos taken by our family - Antelope Street Photography. I chose the name Antelope Street because that was the … Continue reading LEGO – Antelope Street Cabin
In Hidden Valley the sunflowers grew Between the poplars, fresh with dew. They marked our divots; and in the sky The crows, still cawing as they fly, Break the calm that lies below. We are the scattered. Short days ago We laughed, played late, watched bonfires glow. Then the river rose and now our homes … Continue reading In Hidden Valley – A Remembrance Poem
It's called 'The Web' because once you're in it, you are stuck. - Terry Hall - I'm going to take some time off - see if I can find a new Happy Place. I know it exists somewhere here in my mind, but I'm not having much luck finding it right now. So, I'm going … Continue reading Alberta Flooding – Unplugging from the Web – Flowers Help to Heal
Sometimes clouds, not fluffy ones like these, but dark, rain filled ones - settle in over the Rocky Mountains and dump buckets of water. If they do this when these mountains are still covered with their winter coats of snow, then disaster will follow. Frozen little mountain streams turn into torrents which then fill the … Continue reading Alberta Flooding – Foreshadow of a Flood
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FOR SALE: one cabin in Hidden Valley. Completely renovated in 2005. Last seen on Antelope Street. Must be moved as lease will not be renewed. Exterior amenities include one trampoline, numerous pieces of lawn furniture, fire pit, and several garden sheds - maybe. Also possibly one hot tub, assuming the electrical cord that kept it … Continue reading Alberta Flooding – Cabin For Sale
June 20, 2013: The mighty Bow River is flooding. The Cabin and Golf Resort at Hidden Valley on the Siksika Reserve is in danger of being inundated. We left the cabin at Hidden Valley at about 11:30 PM (June 20) and were safely home several hours later. We had loaded our little travel trailer with … Continue reading Alberta Flooding – Four Hours to Evacuate at the Cabin
There is a hill behind the cabin and at the very top is a huge pasture. We often see horses up there, yet we never see them down in our valley. I don't really understand why they don't escape from their confines - the fence is down in many places. I suppose, to the horses, … Continue reading Pronunciation Test: Escape or Es-ca-pay?
December is a wicked month - at least it is in our family. Nearly all our great tragedies, the ones that will dwell in our memories for the rest of our days, have happened in December. Illness and death are the standard fare, but now and then December shoves us through another door and we … Continue reading Close One Door, Open Another