Sandhill Cranes

Apr 24, 2017Category: Comments: 0
  I must say that one of the nicest places to wander with a camera in hand, is the Reifel Bird Sanctuary. Whether it's cloudy, sunny, damp, or undecided, there's pretty well always something to see.  [image]   I feel really lucky that we don't have ...

Calgary Zoo - part 8

Apr 05, 2017Category: Comments: 0
  Once upon a time a little child wanted to make friends around the world, and see all the images story books brought to life. Animals and landmarks, and people galore. An adventure. And one day, at least part of that was made true with a visit to the ...

Calgary Zoo - part 7

Mar 22, 2017Category: Comments: 0
  Once we had planned our trip with a stop at the Calgary Zoo, I looked forward to it like a child going to Disneyland. And it didn't disappoint. [image]   I'm used to seeing the Sandhill Cranes at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in the Greater Vancouver ...

Calgary Zoo - part 6

Mar 02, 2017Category: Comments: 0
  There's just something special about a day spent at the zoo. [image]   Looking up at the Giraffes at the zoo reminded me of a kids' program years ago where we were told to look up, wayyyy up to see Jerome the puppet giraffe. No wonder we were looking ...

Back to the Fifities - 1

Feb 01, 2017Category: Comments: 0
  Old albums are so fun to scour - especially black and whites. And it doesn't matter if you know who the people are or not. Making up stories about what looks like happened is part of the fun ... Course another part for me is pulling them out of the ...

Calgary Zoo - part 5

Jan 24, 2017Category: Comments: 0
  Whether you're 6, or 96, a zoo is special place. And the Calgary Zoo certainly was. [image]   According to several sites, this is a male Julia Heliconian butterfly. Females have dramatic black panes etched across their wings that the males can't ...

Calgary Zoo - part 4

Jan 17, 2017Category: Comments: 0
  The zoo I grew up with was a lot smaller than this one (and no longer exists). There was no Butterfly House, and certainly no large enclosures for some of the wild animals the Calgary Zoo holds. This is really a place for a adventure - and a reason ...

Calgary Zoo - part 3

Jan 09, 2017Category: Comments: 0
   There was a lot to see at the Calgary Zoo ... but one of the best places we spent time at was the Butterfly House. It had an amazing variety of flutterbies of all different shapes and colours, and if the humidity wasn't so high and we didn't want ...

Chelsea's Angels

Dec 22, 2016Category: Comments: 0
  I met a woman who lovingly makes paper angels out of the pages of old books. They have wispy wings of folded pages, skirts of accordian pleated paper, wadded balls for heads, and delicate trim to finish them off. They start as books, but they end as ...

Some More Special Christmas Ads

Dec 22, 2016Category: Comments: 0
  The British seem to be so adept at creating Christmas ads you can't turn away from. Here are a few more. [image]   I am always taken by little children saying things more like an than you'd expect of someone young. And this cute ad caught the Christmas ...