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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Happy Birthday, Canada!! ~ Alberta, 2014

Johnston Canyon

Johnston Creek originates north of Castle Mountain in a glacial valley southwest of Badger Pass and south of Pulsatilla Pass, at an elevation of 2,500 meters (8,200 ft). The creek flows southeast between Helena Ridge and the Sawback Range, and then south through a gorge known as Johnston Canyon. The stream empties into the Bow River, south of Castle Mountain, between Banff and Lake Louise, at an elevation of 1,440 meters (4,720 ft). As Johnston Creek approaches the Bow River, it flows through a large canyon formed by erosion over thousands of years. The creek has cut through the limestone rock to form sheer canyon walls, as well as waterfalls, tunnels, and pools.A popular hiking trail follows the canyon and leads to a meadow within the Johnston Valley above the canyon. The first part of the trail consists of a constructed walkway with safety rails and bridges, while the last part of the trail is natural and more rugged. Within the meadow are the Ink Pots, which are six blue-green spring-fed pools. Ice climbing is a popular activity on the frozen waterfalls in winter.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Happy Birthday, Canada!! ~ Alberta, 2006

Drumheller, Alberta

Royal Tyrrell Museum ~ Recovering from the collapse of the coal industry, Drumheller’s community leaders approached the Alberta Government in the mid-1970s looking for ways to bolster the local economy. In the late 1970s, it was decided that a new facility for studying palaeontology would be built in Midland Provincial Park, relocating and expanding the existing palaeontology program of the Provincial Museum of Alberta (now the Royal Alberta Museum).

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Happy Birthday, Canada!! ~ Ontario, 2008

Ontario Mennonites of Perth County

The first Mennonites came to Canada in 1786 from Pennsylvania. Annual ministers meetings beginning in 1810 led to the formation of the Mennonite Conference of Ontario eventually called the Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Quebec. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Happy Birthday, Canada!!

Well, I had a brain-wave ... I thought maybe I would do my own like Canada 150 Birthday project.  I thought I have been to many different places in Canada and I am always have my camera with me.  I thought I would be fun to share my photos along with a little history of the places that I have been too.  As well as new photos with a little history of the places I go to.

Canada is a big place with alot of great places to see.  I hope you like what you find on my little blog.

Friday, March 24, 2017


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; 
only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate; 
only love can do that. 

Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Thousand Winds ~ Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do not stand at my grave and weep 
I am not there. I do not sleep. 

I am a thousand winds that blow. 
I am the diamond glints on snow. 
I am the sunlight on ripened grain. 
I am the gentle autumn rain. 

When you awaken in the morning's hush 
I am the swift uplifting rush 
Of quiet birds in circled flight. 
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry; 
I am not there. I did not die.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

2016 CellPhone Highlights ~ January to June

So thought of this, this morning partly because my cell storage has run out and thought it probably would be a good day to clean it up and backup.  Started to notice some neat remembers and fun things I found along the way.

So this is:  January through until the end of June.  There are photo of everyday stuff to my holiday adventures in Jasper Alberta and Newfoundland.

Sorry no audio ... would take for some reason LoL :)

Ahh, Spring!

Well, it has been ages since I posted.  Winter has been long and cold, so it was alot of staying home where it is warm ... so it is time to get back out and at it again!!

First real photowalk of the year was yesterday and it was a perfectly beautiful day to be outside. So happy I went.

I started downtown Calgary and the light was so interesting.  Soft and pretty, what more can you ask for 😃

Then it was on to Inglewood, where the Photowalk with a bunch of new friends began.  Want to Thank Marlene Hielema, she is a wonderful person and a great teacher.  I truly enjoy her company, thoughtfulness and she is a great organizer 😊 Thank you Again to you and Ruth Bergen Braun for organizing and getting everyone together for a Great Inglewood Photowalk.

So in a few weeks, I will be off to Victoria so there will be all sorts of new photos and adventures for the coming year.  

Looking forward to sharing again all of the adventures and simple fun photos.