Tag Archives: weather

May All Your Halloweens Be Brown

Where we live, it’s not a question of whether Christmas will be white, but whether Halloween will be Halloweeny. Except for ghosts and cobwebs, you can’t have white on Halloween. Duh. This: Slide show (5 photos) “The bushes, ablaze with … Continue reading

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Fair Skies, Dark Skies

The following slide show is a compilation of photographs taken in Alberta from May to July, 2017. The focus is on sky conditions, with daytime moon interesting cloud formations stormy skies and lightning rainbow smoky skies deep blue fireworks summer … Continue reading

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June 2017 Roundup: Life

While I am away from my blog, I have selected and scheduled articles from several categories. A different theme will post each day. Today’s roundup theme is life, including blog awards and links/tips. Life posts about travel, events, and the … Continue reading

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April and May Update

April was an eventful month. Now May, June, and the summer are shaping up to be interesting months for events and books. Here is what has transpired, and what has not yet come to pass: April Regular visitors to this … 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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“The Cold Was Just Sitting in Floating Blankets of Pure Brrr”

This is somewhat of a weird post. It may seem random, as I’m interconnecting my obsession with weather, brutal cold, photographs, and writing. However, if you happened to have read Wrapping Up a Successful 2016 (year in review) or A … Continue reading

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No Words Needed

+10°C = +50°F -14°C = +7°F -24°C = -11°F (wind chill)

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Quick Sunday Funny

Teacher: If you’re done your picture, please come hand it in. Student: I’m done. Here you go. Teacher (frowns at blank sheet): What’s this? I’m not falling for that polar-bear-in-a-snowstorm thing. Student (looking hurt): No, it’s Edmonton in the fog! … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Letdown

Many years ago, I defined the post-Christmas letdown as that prickly feeling of loss when the energy and excitement of the holidays wore off and the numerous Christmas decorations were taken down, leaving a starkness on walls and buildings and … Continue reading

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When Sunshine is Scarce, Creative People Create

Anyone living in Edmonton, perhaps all of Alberta … perhaps BC, Washington, Ontario … has noticed that we have had an unusually high number of cloudy days in fall 2016. It’s enough when daylight minutes drop like a stone, but … Continue reading

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