Steele Lake

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This weekend I had the opportunity to visit Steele Lake. We had a bit of rain, but then it cleared up. Steele Lake is in Cross Lake Provincial Park. Since the park surrounds the lake, the shoreline and wetlands are … Continued

High Level Fire

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High Level was evacuated on Monday when the Chuckegg Creek Wildfire – at the time more than 69,000 hectares – burned close to the town. Residents were advised that recommended routes were Hwy 58 East and 88 South. Emergency services … Continued

Ent

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I call this old Jack Pine the Ent. Taller than the typical Ent in Tolkien’s Middle-earth. One of the oldest trees on our property, and hard to get a full photo of it!

Extreme Cold

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Brrrr! Most of Alberta has an Extreme Cold Warning today. The Athabasca University weather station is reporting -35 Celsius right now (9:05 PM).   Even Calgary has an extreme cold warning. Layer up and stay warm!

Have snow?

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No problem, Edmonton will send snowplows! Gotta love Alberta. Edmonton sends 30 plows to Calgary to help with the heavy snow – with Oilers Flags too! Additional trucks from Red Deer, Okotoks and Medicine Hat helped with the snow removal. … Continued

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

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

Lac La Biche

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Today I went for a paddle in Lac La Biche, at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park.   It was a beautiful warm sunny day. Winds were light. I paddled along the east and north shores and out to the Pelican … Continued

Misty Morning

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  Practically 100% humidity this morning. It’s been rather wet lately. According to Environment Canada we had over 161 mm of rain in July (their site reports that the value is based on incomplete data).

Long Lake

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I recently had the opportunity to paddle Long Lake in my kayak.   The lake is long and narrow, and located in Long Lake Provincial Park, south of Boyle Alberta. There is a boat launch, day use area and beach, … Continued