Friday, August 31, 2012


Accessible Garden

This flower was planted by one of our neighbours in the raised beds we built last year.  I love how the petals are sparkling ever so slightly in the bright sunlight.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


The Art Gallery of Alberta has a free admission day, from 6-9 pm, on the last Thursday of every month.  This view is from the upper level Terrace Cafe, overlooking the entrance, reception and main lounge.

Sent from Anna's phone

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Purple Cabbage

One of the purple cabbages I've got growing in our balcony garden.  Our garden is doing really well this year, as is everyone else's.  It's been a good year for growing things!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Pink Hood

Accessible Garden

After our accessible garden beds were built, several of our members claimed plots and planted everything from tomatoes and potatoes to flowers of all kinds.  This one makes me think of a woman wearing a pink hood.

I need to get our more with the macro lens.  I really enjoy it.

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Set up at the Sherwood Park, Art on the Plaza again.  Today, we have someone doing henna!  Love it. :-D

Saturday, August 25, 2012



This is a pretty old photo of my daughter, taken by her friend with his cell phone.  They had gone out for a walk during one of the many rain storms we've had this year.  As they passed a bush along the sidewalk, they noticed movement.  Checking it out, they discovered a nearly downed mouse!  My daughter held it in her hands to warm it up.  For the longest time, it just lay there, panting.  Eventually, she felt some movement and took a look.  She found it struggling to get to its feet and looking around.  Then it started to lick her palm!  After a while, it started to move around in her hands, but made no attempt to escape.  When it looked well recovered, she kept her hands open a little more at a time so that it wouldn't be too shocked by the cold when it was released.  It was about 20 minutes or so before she let it go in a drier area.  They figure it's den was somewhere under the bush, and the rain and flooded it.

My daughter makes me proud!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Berry Carnage


Not a very good image, I'm afraid, but I only had my camera phone handy.  My older daughter and I were just heading out the door to walk to the library when the sky opened and hail began to fall!

We have a Mountain Ash tree in front of our unit, and the hail stripped quite a few of the ripening berries.  We did end up walking to the library after the hail stopped (though it was still pouring) and, while the hail was quickly swept away by the downpoar, the sidewalks were littered with leaves and twigs.  Sadly, we also passed a dead pigeon on the the street, killed by the hail.

Here's a video I took with my phone as well. 

Another photo of the hail here, plus some of the flooding we saw while we were out and about.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


At Colours, watching the races, for the Wandering Woolies' 100th Meet Up.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Ready at Art on the Plaza again.

There will be a tour with the artist that made these sculptures in the afternoon.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Watch your step

The reason we have to vacuum under the rug so often... and why our beige rug turns black so quickly!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Kinda neat...

It's rather neat to sit in a tea shop and see my daughter's paintings on the wall.

Steeps in Old Glenora, Stoney Plain Rd.