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 […]
I usually walk to Trout Lake in the afternoon. It is a different place just after sunrise. The golden light seems to have a slight green tinge, unlike the orange hued gold of late afternoon. When I stood by the lake a few days ago, shortly after sunset, the whistling sounds of the American Wigeons […]
Trout Lake, Vancouver. Winter’s bare branches turn gold in the day’s ebbing light. If you click on the image for a larger version, you can see lots of little black specks in the tall tree tops and a few in the sky. The crows are taking a little rest, on their way to their rookery […]
Jericho Beach, Vancouver, Canada. Mid-January.
In False Creek, near the 6th avenue pedestrian overpass. Vancouver, BC.
Standing on the north side of the Bow River on a cold, overcast day. The steaming heads of a few downtown Calgary skyscrapers peer over the bare branches of Prince’s Island Park.
The shallow and slow moving edges of the Bow River are frozen. Here and there, a little hole in the ice gives me a glimpse of water flowing over rounded rocks. Ice can be a bit of a nuisance in the winter but it can also be a delightful sight. Frozen water has so many […]
On the bank of the Bow River, near the standing wave between the 9th and 10th street bridges.
Shrouded view of downtown Calgary from Buckmaster Park in Bankview.
There in the morning, gone in the afternoon.
It was a warm-ish winter morning, somewhere around -5, and the weather report predicted that the sun would eventually burn through the clouds. As I headed south to River Park (at 38 ave and 14 street), the sky was covered with a high, fading cloud layer. I walked across the large snowy field at the […]
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 […]