Monday, November 1, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Empty Glasshouses


These are the old glasshouses at the University of Calgary. The day after I took this picture Calgary was hit by a huge hailstorm with golfball sized hail and all the glass in these and the new glasshouses was smashed. Hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage in about three minutes. There's a video on You-tube.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Horses


Just outside Calgary I found this group of horses enjoying the cool breeze blowing off the Rockies on a hot, hot day.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Movie Time


Went to see a movie at one of Calgary's older movie theatres - The Plaza in Kensington.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

'Those blue remembered hills'


A view of the distant Rockies taken from the Leighton Art Centre just outside the city.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Yamnuska Shadows


Went hiking this weekend. Took these shots of our shadows looking out over the Bow Valley.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Pika Pik


It's not easy to get shots of these little creatures but this partikular pika was most obliging.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The view from our campsite


Backcountry camping...this was our kitchen and cooking area this weekend. Breathtaking!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Winter in July?


Went hiking this weekend..just three hours and a couple of thousand feet out of the city is scenery like this.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Beautiful Bricks


Here's a close up of that kiln at Mount Pleasant. The colours in the old bricks are just beautiful.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Taking a break


There's lots to do in Calgary in the summer. These two ladies were taking a break from throwing pots at North Mount Pleasant art Centre. The beautiful coloured bricks in the background are one of the two kilns used for smoke firing at the studio there.

Friday, July 9, 2010

At least the plants like the rain


These poppies are loving the cool damp weather we are having in Calgary right now. Me...not so much!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

No touch-ups...


...just the amazing colours of the tree and the sky here in Alberta.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Balloon Man

Spotted this guy blowing balloon creations downtown.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Boating on the Bow

This is what folk do in Calgary when it's hot...blow up the inflatables and float down the Bow. Right now the river is running a little high and it's maybe not the smartest time to do this...but it's fun. The Bow River flows right through the center of downtown...though I can't imagine ending up in the middle of downtown dressed like this!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Reflecting


A quiet spot to sit and each lunch and watch the river run.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Bridge to nowhere


This is part of the new West leg of Calgary's LRT system...the C-train. This yellow girder will eventually carry part of the track but right now it's going absolutely nowhere!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Balloons!


Taken on Canada Day (July 1st) when there were all kinds of fun going on. this girl was making amazing balloon creations for the kids...she had a long line-up waiting!

Friday, July 2, 2010

One hot horse.


This Calgary police horse was on duty yesterday...and looking hot in the sun. He was having a cool drink and a brush down when we met him.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Canada Day


Today is Canada Day and there are apparently some very patriotic Dogs in our city! The owner said she did it with hair dye and lots of patience.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Urban Art with Architecture



I don;t know what they call this urban art form...but it's cool to watch. Gymnastics with architecture or something like that.

Getting ready for summer


Finally...it's here! They're cleaning out the wading pools...just in time for summer fun.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

We went to the zoo

...and the vultures were gathering!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Fire Hall No. 5


Looks like a nice place to work. They certainly keep it spick and span.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

What Kind of a bug is that?


Found this VW bug stalking the streets of Calgary this evening! It was resting in an autromechanics yard when I spotted it. I don't think it saw me.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

they are limbering up


I guess those bulls have broad backs. You gotta be able to do the splits if you want to "Ride 'em cowboy!"

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Track Season

It's the time of year when watching track meets in the sun is fun to do.

The cowboys are are waiting


The Calgary Stampede is coming up soon...there are cowboys waiting for the day!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010