Tag Archives: Nature

Sometimes Beautiful Things Have To Die

PERSPECTIVES Paradox … pair o’ ducks … Canada goose couple … cow moose with calf … hunter with rifle restoring the balance of nature.  Me backing up and taking another look at the issue. We met an acquaintance at a … Continue reading

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A World Rich In Colour

September Agenda Continued…. 5. I have been blessed with an eye for colours. When we were living in Quebec I took an evening art course and my teacher told me I have a good sense of colour, tones, and blending.  … Continue reading

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The Grand Duke, the Medium Duke and the Little Dukes

Monday Morning: The Weather Worm Has Turned Yesterday was sunny and plenty warm; this morning at 5am we were awakened by a heavy shower.  I jumped up to shut windows and look for our cat, Angus, who likes to spend … Continue reading

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Topography; Accuracy of Scientific Data

“After nine days I let the horse run free, ’cause the desert had turned to sea…” – A Horse With No Name by Dewey Bunnell When the sea pours down on the desert, the desert does turn to a sea.  … Continue reading

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TENANTS & TEMPESTS

More About Our Swallows Yesterday something really special arrived in the mail: the Summer issue of Gardener for the Prairies magazine– containing a condensed version of my article “When the Swallows Come Back to Our Exhaust Fan.”  Oh, joy!  I’m … Continue reading

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The Crows

High in the trees o’er the rain-soaked earth The birds all sing to the new day’s birth, And above it all comes the rasping call Of the crows in flight as they survey all. Black wings high over greening fields, … Continue reading

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Bird-Watching on a Sunny May Morning

“What is so rare as a day in June?” It’s only May and already heaven and earth seem in tune.  Days are delightfully long and bright (weather permitting).  I was up at 3:45am one morning to let the cat out … Continue reading

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Saturday Afternoon on the Prairie

Saturday Afternoon Journal I have a cold again.  Started with a bang Thursday right after lunch; suddenly my throat was sore and my sinuses burning.  This is my third in three months and the month before that I had a … Continue reading

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Feathers, Scales, and Quotes

Heavenly Sunshine! A clear blue morning is a joy to behold, especially here on the prairies where our sky is so “right up there.”  Some parts of Sask. are tabletop-flat but this area has some ripples to it, so our … Continue reading

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How Much is That Swallow in the Window!

On March 24th I posted an article: “When the Swallows Come Back to Our Exhaust Fan.”  Monday morning the swallows did return to our area and the original pair (I’m guessing) have been scrabbling around in the exhaust fan again. … Continue reading

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