Neil (nt) wrote,

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The weather improved today (high of 4°C), and I was able to get out and test my new GPSr. I haven't been geocaching for six weeks because of cold weather. I went looking for a cache I had previously found, and the GPSr led me straight to the area. It was a good thing I knew exactly where to look, as the snow there was at least 8 inches deep. I swapped geocoins and signed the log.

On the way back, we stopped at our favourite coffee shop, which overlooks the construction site for the Bow. The company that is building the Bow is rumoured to be having financing problems, and work is currently stopped. There is much speculation about whether or not the work stoppage is just a seasonal thing. When finished, the Bow will be the tallest office tower in Canada (outside Toronto). If the deal falls through, it will be the biggest hole in the ground in Canada.

I'm re-reading the Autobiography of John Cowper Powys. I last read it in 1972, and I don't remember much from that reading. Just a few incidents and a few lines of dialogue, and a general impression of his personality and career. I'm enjoying it more the second time around, perhaps in part because I am now near the age he was when he wrote it.

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    In Calgary, Exploring the Cultural Side of ‘Cowtown’ (link is to The New York Times) Pretty good article, although I've never seen Calgarians…

  • Broken trees

    A few examples of trees broken by the accumulation of snow, as mentioned in my last post. The snow is gone, but the damage remains.

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    I drove around town today and was shocked at the number of trees that had been damaged by the heavy snowfall earlier in the week. It's too early in…

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