Beauvais Lake Birds – Part I

A number of weeks ago, several southern Alberta photographer friends shared some of their recent bird photos with me. Among these were images of great blue herons, red-winged and yellow-headed blackbirds, Canada geese, and turkey vultures, the latter of which are seldom seen in this part of the province.

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Brighter Days Ahead

In early March, I posted an article here on how it was approaching the time of year when anglers were beginning to plan their fishing trips for the coming season. Much has happened around the world since that post. A lot of plans, not only for fishing, have been put on hold, at least for the time being.

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Early Fishing at Waterton Lakes

Waterton Lakes was one of the first places in southern Alberta to become a tourist attraction. Outdoor enthusiasts, including anglers, were visiting the area even before it became established as a park (Kootenay Lakes Forest Reserve), in 1895. The deep, cold mountain lakes and crystal-clear streams teemed with trout, eager to take a fly or lure.

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Exercising & Physical Distancing

Going outside for a breath of fresh air and to get some exercise is much more challenging these days, due to the physical distancing guidelines we are currently dealing with. The situation we are facing is making it difficult, if not impossible, to participate in things we usually take for granted. We still need to keep active, though, and it’s good to go outdoors, providing we do this in a safe, responsible manner.

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Trout Fishing Holidays

It’s that time of the year when anglers are beginning to plan their fishing trips for the coming season. For some people, these excursions will occur close to home, while others may be looking at traveling further afield. The Internet is full of information on fishing destinations around the world. Researching these locations online and communicating with other anglers via email and through social media can make trip planning a lot easier, especially when visiting an area for the first time.

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Work Bus

Parked at the back of a nearly empty RV storage lot along Highway 3 in Crowsnest Pass is an old converted school bus. You can tell it hasn’t moved from this spot for a while. The front tires are flat and there are some engine parts sitting on a wooden bench next to the bus. I’m not sure what condition the motor is in, or if it even runs. I keep looking at this bus with interest, each time I pass by. It’s unique and has a lot of character.

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Art Exhibit – Crowsnest Pass Gallery

The Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery will be holding its annual No Particular Topic exhibition later this month. The exhibit runs January 25 – February 23, 2020. The opening reception will be held Saturday, January 25 (1-3). This exhibit is always a great opportunity to view a wide variety of work by local artists.

One of my photographs, Bob Creek Limber Pine, will be on display. More information on this photograph can be seen on the Exhibits page of my website. If you will be traveling through Crowsnest Pass over the next few weeks, please take some time to stop in at the gallery. It’s always worth a visit. The gallery is located along Highway 3 in the town of Frank. Admission is free.

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Christmas in Crowsnest Pass

If you have been traveling around Crowsnest Pass lately, you have probably noticed some of the Christmas decorations on display in our communities. Some people have gone to great lengths to decorate their properties for the holidays, while others have taken a slightly different approach.

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Camera Buff

I like old cameras. I like the way they look and the mechanics that make them work. I have collected a few antique cameras in recent years and enjoy having them on display.

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Garage Sale Surprise

Several weeks ago, I stopped in at a garage sale at a local church near my home. The sale is held twice a year – once in spring and again in autumn. All of the items are donated. Nothing is priced, and if you find something you like, you simply make an offer. If it’s a reasonable amount, it’s yours.

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