Category Archives: Alberta

Weather Change Is an Extraordinary Aspect

Sudden weather change is an extraordinary aspect of life in Alberta. Winter is dragging on, long and dark. Then all of a sudden the sunshine carries enough warmth to invite access to the world of white all around. And winter becomes beautiful.  We had... Read More | Share it now!

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Our Discovery of Ammolite

Dawn on Three Sisters

Our discovery of Ammolite, the semi-precious gemstone, began when the Alder Flats estate owners where we’d been house and pet-sitting surprised us with the gift of a week in their beautiful chalet-style condo in Canmore. The vacation, our discovery... Read More | Share it now!

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Hibernation Mode with Sun Dogs

Sun dogs - courtesy WJAR

I’m in hibernation mode with sun dogs, frost, and snow. Yes, I’m still happily house & pet-sitting in central Alberta. My manuscript is expanding nicely, the dogs and I mutually adore one another, and the cats pretend to care. I feed them, they... Read More | Share it now!

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Study of Snow and Silence

Snow and Silence

My first weeks alone on an estate near Alder Flats, Alberta, have been a study of snow and silence. Who in their right mind agrees to house & pet-sit for total strangers in the dead of a Canadian winter? Me, it seems. I wanted to be proximal to... Read More | Share it now!

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Dark Sky and Scavenger Hunt in Canmore

I learned via a dark sky and scavenger hunt in Canmore that there’s no quicker way to learn the secrets of a town. In all the years I lived in Alberta, Canmore was merely a road sign on the way from Calgary to Banff National Park. Never once had it... Read More | Share it now!

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Tidy Prairie Town Called Claresholm

Claresholm sunset square

For years I had driven through the tidy prairie town called Claresholm, situated along the #2 Highway in Southern Alberta, Canada. It didn’t signify much more to me than a lowered speed zone. With its generic assortment of flat-roofed businesses... Read More | Share it now!

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