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Erik’s Ferry Ride.


After we left Hope during our British Columbia, Canada 2019 trip, we took a ferry from Tsawwassen, Vancouver to Swartz Bay, Victoria.  The trip takes about one and a half hours, the ferry sails through the Gulf islands and our … Continue reading

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Dad’s Postcards.


These are some of my dad’s old postcards. He had many pen-pals with which he exchanged letters, postage stamps, postcards, etc. Circa 1950’s. Istonio-Corsea Vastospa. Back: Ed Nicola Raspa Cartoleria Vasto Alterocca Terni.

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Crows.


Crows in our Crab-apple tree, on our lawn, in the street and on the roofs. They moved down the street, from one crab apple tree to the next, damaging the crop, stripping the tree almost bare. These guys got way … Continue reading

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Black Squirrels.


Two Black Tree squirrels have moved into our backyard, they are quite skittish and move very fast. The other  Brown Tree Squirrels are also still around. “Calgary is home to three species of tree squirrels, but it’s the Eastern Grey Squirrel that’s … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Portraits Revealed.


We recently took some color photos of me dressed up in some of my vintage looking clothes, to recreate old-fashioned portraits, which you can see here. This is how we did it. We hung a white sheet against a door as … Continue reading

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Recreating Old Fashioned Portraits.


My husband took some color photos of me dressed up in some of my vintage looking clothes. I posed looking very serious as our ancestors did in Circa 1900 photos. I then added special effects in Adobe Photoshop, like sepia, … Continue reading

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Wild Mushrooms.


We went boondocking in the Bearberry Valley on crown-land, near Sundre, Alberta with some friends over the Heritage day long weekend. We have camped in the area before, but it was the first  time at this spot. We arrived in the rain, … Continue reading

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Ghost Towns we have visited.


Ghost Town NOUN “A deserted town with few or no remaining inhabitants:it’s like a ghost town at weekends“- Oxford dictionaries. Alberta, Canada. Wayne, Alberta, Canada. 2015. Click above for more. “The tiny town of Wayne in Alberta’s Badlands is not exactly a … Continue reading

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Rain, rain, go away…


After we left Rosebery Provincial Park, we headed south via Nelson and then east and it started raining more and more, we had a thunderstorm and lots of hail (big ones), causing some hydroplaning. I got quite scared, but there was … Continue reading

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Idaho Peak Lookout.


While we were camping at Rosebery Provincial Park, near New Denver, in British Columbia, Canada. We drove up to Idaho Peak Lookout. “12 km of steep narrow road to parking lotslimited pullouts for vehicles to passno motor homes or trailers allowed1.4 … Continue reading

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