Saturday, July 31, 2010


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


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


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.