Category Archives: Outdoors/Travel

June 2017 Roundup: Outdoors, Travel, and Photography

While I am away from my blog this week, I have selected and scheduled articles from several categories. A different theme or themes will post each day. Today’s roundup themes are outdoors/travel and photo posts. Outdoors/travel Another Road Trip in … Continue reading

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Writing Hub – Books, Writing, Tips & More…

Originally posted on Mandy Eve-Barnett's Official Blog:
Writing: My escape on a writing retreat from 18th – 22nd May was absolutely fabulous. Surrounded by fresh spring greenery, bird song, blue skies, fellow writers and delicious food (cooked for us!)…

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Writers’ Retreat 2017: Strawberry Creek Lodge

I have returned from Strawberry Creek Writers’ Retreat and, as promised, I’m posting some photographs. This is post #1: the lodge, the woods, and the creek. Click this link to view my Facebook album from the retreat. The link can … Continue reading

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Spring Is Not Available in Your Area — But It’s Happening Somewhere! | #AtoZChallenge

Spring isn’t available in Alberta. We’ll have to try later. Fickle spring Most of April has felt like early March. It’s April 23rd, and once again we wake up to several inches of snow on the ground and a wind … Continue reading

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St. Patrick Day River Hike in Northern Ontario

Originally posted on True North Nomad:
Someone once asked me where “my people” were from.  I quickly turned around to check and see if a crowd of folks had taken up behind me.  No one was within 10 feet of…

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Well, This Isn’t Exactly Seasonal Either

It was only last week I was posting about our brutal temperatures of -30°C/-22°F across Alberta with wind chills into the -38 to -45°C (-36 to -49°F) range. Last week On February 7, Edmontonians persevered through a temperature of -28°C/-18°F … Continue reading

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How Do You Like My Sandy Beach? A Song

How do you like my sandy beach When the wind is dancing in the waves? Two thousand miles may change the land, But no distance can change you. Moonbeams tumble off the snow On the whitecaps of the jagged Rockies, … Continue reading

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Platinum Trees

Spectacular hoarfrost on January 25 created by a foggy night.

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Experiencing Edmonton

Several months ago, I wrote Harbinger of Winter Does Not Stop Festival, showcasing Edmonton, Alberta–Canada’s Festival City, known for its culture and history. Edmonton is North America’s most northern major city. It offers all the conveniences and events of urban … Continue reading

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Black Trees, Fiery Sun Dogs, Purple Clouds, Azure Sky

Related winter posts Pink Sun, Purple Sky, Diamond Snow … And Fluffy Bunnies? Orange Clouds, Rainbow Sun Dogs, Blue-White Snow Visit to Ontario: A Photo Story Winter Photo Challenge: Earth and Sky

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