Vermillion-Lakes

Photo Blogging Challenge – Thanks (November 2016)

Canada celebrates Thanksgiving in October, but there’s a lot to be thankful for this month, too! Getting out and about to enjoy nature is a sure way to spark appreciation. Also this month, I was grateful to receive a ton of support from friends and family following knee surgery to replace my ACL. It’s a long road to full recovery and your good wishes and messages of support mean a lot!

bighorn-sheep

30 Days of Nature: Repeat Monthly

Canada’s 30×30 Nature Challenge, organized by the David Suzuki Foundation, runs every year for the month of May. Not that I need a reason for getting outside every day, but I have diligently applied the appropriate hashtags to my month of May nature photos for the past three years, about the same length of time…

American Magpie

Nearby Nature – July 2015

One nearby nature practice that I’ve developed over the past few years is to walk to the nearest grocery store and/or nearest branch of the Calgary public library several times each week. I can get there and back in about 30 minutes (depending on the length of the self checkout line). As I walk, I observe the state of the cultivated and wild flowers, birds, ants, the sky, the colour and length of the grass and whether it’s going to seed, the way shadows fall, and anything else that catches my attention.

Glenmore-Reservoir

Nearby Nature – June 2015

Calgary has been blessed with fantastic conditions this month: warm temperatures and sunshine, very few mosquitoes, daylight from early morning to late in the evening and not much rain (a little more rain to help natural vegetation and farm crops would actually be welcome). I took full advantage of Mother Nature’s open door policy. I…