Signs that spring has sprung in the Canadian Rockies: migrating birds, colourful wildflowers, foraging bears, and cyclists on roads still closed to vehicles.
Mid-April is an ideal time to enjoy a couple of early spring days in the sunny Okanagan: apricot trees are blooming, lawns are green, bright patches of spring flowers brighten front yards and all manner of water craft are out on the ice-free lakes. With Calgary under snow cover for the sixth consecutive month, a …
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!
As far back as I can remember, I've loved numbers. The number four, in particular, has a lot of character:
- Four is the only cardinal numeral in the English language that has the same number of letters as its number value.
- The fourth finger (ring finger) of a human hand automatically bends when the little finger bends (trying is believing).
- In Tetris, a game named for the Greek word for four, every shape in the game is formed of four square blocks.
Herein are five photographic interpretations of four.
Canada's 30x30 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 …