Wild Berries

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We have a variety of wild plants on our property. This time of year the berries are starting to ripen. The Wild Strawberries are small and hug close to the ground. They do well in the spots cut low by … Continued

Heat Warning

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Last week we had a rain warning combined with a wind warning. This week the weather has changed and we have heat warnings! From Environment Canada: Alerts for: Westlock – Barrhead – Athabasca 3:37 PM MDT Wednesday 20 June 2018 … Continued

Still raining

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We’ve had rain and high winds, with power out for 20 hours last night. Couldn’t even BBq for dinner as the rain was coming in sideways underneath the shelter. The plants don’t mind, except for the trees. A few down … Continued

Rain, rain …

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Green, green …   It’s amazing how fast the forest can spring back after winter! But it has to, summer is short. (Granted, not as short as in Churchill, Manitoba.) Sunrise was at 04:57 MDT this morning, and sunset is … Continued

Spruce it up

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Well, the Jets are not in the Stanley Cup – sob. Now we’re left watching the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights. It was great to see the Jets make the Western Conference final! Meanwhile I transplanted some spruce trees … Continued

Jets Fly High over Predators

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The Jets win game 7 to move on to the Western Conference Final!!! First goal of the game, Tyler Myers fires a shot from a sharp angle that sneaks behind Pekka Rinne: (note: nhl.com videos often won’t play well in … Continued

How about those Jets!

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Woo Hoo what a hockey game tonite!!! First goal at 31 seconds, four goals in the first period, a shutout for Connor Hellebuyck, and the Winnipeg Jets move on to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Winnipeg Jets

Put Your Sticks Out

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It’s a bit small but the only stick I have right now … it’s theirs if they need it.   Saying a prayer for those who are grieving. ♥ 😢 #putyoursticksout    #HumboldtStrong

Space Selfie

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An out of this world selfie: Spacewalker Mark Vande Hei snapped his own portrait, better known as a “space-selfie”. He was performing maintenance on the Canadaarm2.

Wildflowers

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It’s a lovely green time of year … the Wild Roses are beautiful:   And very prickly!   Another local flower, the Canada Bunchberry, “Cornus canadensis” (aka Dwarf Dogwood, aka Bunchberry Dogwood):