A couple weeks ago I woke up to sunshine blasting through the bedroom blinds and said to my husband, "It never rains in this city." The words had scarcely left my lips before the city thunder-rumbled in reply, "Oh, you silly newcomer. You have no idea what I am capable of. Hold my beer." I… Continue reading Never Say Never
Today I climbed a steep hill onto a ridge that overlooks part of the Bow River valley that cuts through Calgary. I eyed the hill up several times over the winter, but always chickened out. I kept picturing myself losing my footing on an icy patch and rolling down the embankment, my sorry carcass coming… Continue reading Climb every mountain! Or failing that, a small hill will do.
Came across a beautiful new fence with this advertising sign nailed on the sidewalk side (obviously!). The quote at the bottom made me laugh. I don't know the contractor or the fence owner, so this isn't a recommendation (though the fence looked great) but I so appreciate the contractor's sense of humour. Anything you can… Continue reading Separating Neighbours for Years!
Last spring Calgary was named as an official Bird Friendly City, complete with certification from Nature Canada. There is no doubt that Calgarians love their birds. And birds love Calgary. Last winter I came across some baskets of seed in Sandy Beach Park, that were wired to tree branches and continuously replenished by an anonymous… Continue reading Public Bird Feeders
Nothing sends me scurrying across the street faster than spotting A Little Free Library. I'm like a squirrel on steroids chasing down a nut. We had a couple in my old town which I frequented often - both to make deposits and withdrawals - but living in a such a big city means I am… Continue reading Little Free Libraries
We were walking through an adjacent neighbourhood yesterday when we came across some Peace Rocks in support of Ukraine sprinkled here and there over a few city blocks. This one was tucked against a tree. The one below was cleverly inserted in a hole in the sidewalk. Something about this choice of placement spoke of… Continue reading Peace Rocks