Spring is an ideal time to boost your Nature connection. The short-lived bird migration season increases both the absolute numbers and number of bird species around. Maybe you'll add a bird or two (or more) to your year- or life-list! It's also when gardeners finalize their seed orders, start seeds and hope for the most bountiful harvest and prolific blooms ever. Of course there's snow melt, mud and spring yard clean-up to contend with. But for me, the joys far outweigh the work.
Spring Has Sprung in the Canadian Rockies
Signs that spring has sprung in the Canadian Rockies: migrating birds, colourful wildflowers, foraging bears, and cyclists on roads still closed to vehicles.
Out and About in Osoyoos, BC
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 …
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!
Photo Blogging Challenge – Four (March 2017)
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.