January started cold in Calgary this year. For the first two weeks, temperatures were near -20 degrees Celcius. I went down to Bowmont Park once to feed the Black-capped chickadees, but I didn’t hear a peep from a single one. Luckily, temperatures were balmy last weekend (a touch above 0) and the chickadees were singing […]
There is a three-headed Christmas tree in Mount Royal. It is enormous, maybe 4 or 5 times my height. Really, there are 3 huge fir trees that grow so close together that their branches and needles intertwine, almost obscuring their three trunks. Christmas lights wind around their joint lower girth, making mega-circles. At the top […]
There in the morning, gone in the afternoon.
I went for a walk last night around 10 PM. At first I headed toward Scarboro but ended up veering East after a couple blocks. Maybe this was a night for the Earl Grey bluffs? I crossed 14th into Mount Royal and moseyed up Colborne. I ended up on Durham, which I don’t think I’ve […]
Jackrabbit in winter coat on Crestview Road near River Park, Calgary.
Jackrabbit in winter coat. Wood’s Park, Calgary (on Elbow River near 30th ave SW).
Section of bluff trail bordered by trees. Earl Grey Park, southwest Calgary.
Well, my ex-neighbour in Vancouver told me that it snowed every month except August one year when he lived in Calgary. I thought: Freak occurrence! Won’t happen again! And lo and behold, I’ve been living here for a week, and today is day three of a snow storm. Day 1, I was angry… grumble, mumble, […]