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Sure Signs of Spring in Calgary

Despite its official arrival almost four weeks ago, signs of spring remain elusive. But for careful observers, there are compelling clues that spring is creeping over the Calgary landscape: fluffy catkins, pale green leaves poking through, patches of open water on Glenmore Reservoir, and prairie crocus blossoms - the most convincing sign of spring!

Water-Reflection

Photo Blogging Challenge – Water (October 2016)

Water! Here in Calgary, we open the nearest tap for instant access to unlimited, safe drinking water at a cost of roughly half a cent per litre. Inexpensive, ready access to clean water is easy to take for granted. And that's reflected in my photos - water as an abundant, natural element. Part of what makes water amazing is that we can observe it all three states - gas, liquid, solid - within the temperature range that humans can tolerate. The fact that October is the month for the water theme means the timing is just right to photograph water in all of those natural states.

Glenmore-Reservoir

Glenmore Reservoir Circumnavigation

One easy and scenic riding option in Calgary is circumnavigating the Glenmore Reservoir, a route that runs 15 or 16 km. The city's extensive pathway system makes it easy to extend the distance. Mr. GeoK and I covered 31 km riding from home, around the Reservoir, and back. Heritage Park, sailboats, and the view of the Canadian Rockies to the west add visual interest to the ride. If you're lucky (and alert) you might even spot some water birds, a deer or a coyote.

Blackbelt-Celebration

Photo Blogging Challenge – Anything Goes (June 2015)

I considered studying the lyrics for the title song for the 1934 Cole Porter musical Anything Goes and coming up with some photo ideas from that. Then I considered doing something related to transportation and all things that actually "go". But with everything that goes on this time of year as school and other organized…