a view from the airplane window

de-icing the plane

de-icing the plane

a view from the airplane window

a view from the airplane window

a view from the airplane window

a view from the airplane window

flying over the Canadian Winter Wonderland

Canada’s winter wonderland, a view from the airplane window

a few images taken during our flight from Calgary. the window did have some frost on it, so the images are not as crisp and clear as I would have liked. The other thing that happened, with all the flights I have been on, I think this is the first one that was de-iced just before we left, I love the spray of the water, and the out of focus equipment.

I love flying, and for me the best part of the flight is that moment of take off, the nose lifts, and you can feel the wheels leave the ground. The adventure begins…..

What is your favourite part of the flight.

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggty Jig

flying into Calgary on a cold and frost morning

flying into Calgary on a cold and frost morning 

We flew into Calgary yesterday morning, quite a temperature change from Yuma Arizona; all I can say is BUURRRR!


Travellers Overlooking the Caribbean Ocean

Overlooking the Caribbean Ocean

Overlooking the Caribbean Ocean

Driving home last night it was cold, foggy; this morning when I woke up the frost covered the trees, it was snowing and right now it is -6C.  As far as winter in Canada the temperatures really aren’t that cold, and admittedly it is much colder in other parts of the country.  But like most Canadians at this point of the year we are dreaming of travelling to someplace warmer!

This photo was taken sometime ago and the travellers/tourists out sightseeing, are enjoying not only the nice warm ideal weather, but the beautiful view of the Caribbean Ocean. Their dark silhouette against the blue ocean and framed by the tree makes it a perfect postcard memory!

How about you where would you like to be standing today?

Tuxedo Park – Explore Calgary Project

Tuxedo Park Calgary

Tuxedo Park Calgary

One of my goals for 2013 is to get to know my city just a little bit better. There are parks I have not been to, streets I have not walked and shops I haven’t visited. I am, I think, like a lot of people, busy when I am at home and working, family and friends, and all the activities that keep us busy.  I don’t get to see or experience all that this wonderful city has to offer.

Following Julia Cameron’s advise I am going have an artist’s date and make a point of visiting the corners of Calgary, inspired by our walk on the camino I am going to walk through the different parks, amble down the streets to see the public art, and visit as many locally run coffee and tea shops as I can find over the next year.

This week I walked around Tuxedo Park, a small quiet spot just off Center St. North. It didn’t take long to walk around the park. The benches  have a been placed  near the trees, separating those that sit there from the busy street on the west side of the park. Given its central location I think it would be ideal for portraits,  a great place to meet a friend for quiet cup of coffee on a busy day.

christmas soldier

everyone is getting ready for Christmas!

high winds and blowing snow ahead!

Travelling the highways of Alberta in the wintertime is a wonder, over the course of a few miles, or for that matter just over the hill the weather can change. On friday when I was driving down highway#21 there was a wind warning, and occassionally, blowing snow drifted across the highway.   The best side of of being out of the city is cloud watching, or in this case storm watching! For miles and miles you can see the weather changing and as the day and miles go by I am reminded I shouldn’t wait so long to go for another drive.

more alberta landscape photos. 

calgary – winter storm warning!

A winter storm warning has been issued for our area, read further and you will see that the meteorologist are suggesting that we might get between 2 – 4 cm of snow.  I am not sure if 2 – 4 cm of snow is so much snow that we need a “storm warning”  after all it is winter in Calgary, and part of our lifestyle, sweeping snow off the car.

It will be a great day for pictures if I can find time from work to get out there!

cooler shorter days, winter isn’t far away…………..

winter is just around the corner………

we had a taste of winter on friday, a little snow on the ground, but it didn’t last, at least here in Calgary, but we know that it won’t be longer before winter is here.  With predictions of a worse winter I have to admit I am not looking forward to it……

I have been experimenting with Florabella Actions recently, I used their afternoon action to warm this photo up a little.

Karen and Jon at Fish Creek Park

Yes Karen and Jon I am finally finished editing all your photos! you can see more of those images – but not all of them on my flicker site.  We need to find time to meet so we can go over all the photos together.

Karen and Jon in Fish Creek Park