Neil (nt) wrote,

Wild Rose Country

wild rose

Took a long walk along the Bow River today. It was much higher than usual, swollen from the recent rains. The air was filled with white, fluffy cotton from the poplar and other cottonwood trees. In places, the cotton was so thick on the ground that small clouds would trail after your footsteps. As we walked along a trail near Stanley Park, we could hear a man singing some kind of middle eastern tune from atop a hill. We saw many wild roses, including the one in the photo above. The wild rose is the official flower of Alberta...

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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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