Category Archives: This And That

Art Exhibit – Crowsnest Pass Gallery

It’s the middle of February, which means it’s time for the annual No Particular Topic exhibition at the Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery. The exhibit runs February 16 – March 17, 2019. The opening reception will be held Saturday, February 16 (1-3). This exhibit is always a great opportunity to view a wide variety of work by local artists.

One of my wildflower photographs, Crocus for Maggie, will be on display. More information on this photograph can be seen on the Exhibits page of my website. If you are going to be in Crowsnest Pass or are passing through in the next few weeks, be sure to stop by the art gallery. It’s located along Highway 3 in the town of Frank. Admission is free.

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The Colors of Christmas

There are lots of Christmas lights on display around Crowsnest Pass at the moment. Each evening, as darkness approaches, a festival of lights appear throughout the various towns. Thousands upon thousands of bulbs in colors of red, green, yellow, and blue, begin to sparkle and light up the night-time sky. Continue reading »

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Crowsnest Pass Art Exhibit

The Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery’s summer show, Soundscapes, opens on Saturday. A variety of works by local artists will be on display. One of my photographs, Beckoning Waters has been selected for display in the exhibit.  More information about the show and the story behind my photograph can be seen in the Exhibits page of this website. 

The art gallery is located right along Highway 3 in the town of Frank. The show runs from July 14 – August 26. Admission is free.

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Something to Crow About

For years, small towns located along busy highways and byways have erected larger-than-life roadside attractions, in hopes of drawing tourists to their communities. Often, these “world’s biggest” attractions are sculptures representing something the town is known for, such as an industry, local wildlife, or some other familiar symbol. Continue reading »

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Cabin Fever

Spring has been late arriving this year and it’s beginning to look like it’s going to bypass us altogether. It almost seems as if winter is here to stay for good. Although the first day of spring officially occurred three weeks ago, on March 20th, there have been few spring-like days, thus far. The weather doesn’t always behave as we think it should, and it seldom pays attention to what time of year the calendar says it’s supposed to be. All I know is the prolonged wait for spring has caused an increase in the cases of cabin fever. With some individuals, symptoms have gone from mild to severe. Almost everyone I know has had their fill of winter and are anxious to get outdoors to enjoy some sunshine and warmth, and maybe indulge in a few favorite spring activities. Continue reading »

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Remembering Lefty Kreh (1925-2018)

The fly-fishing world was saddened last week by the news of the passing of legendary angler, Bernard “Lefty” Kreh. Lefty died on Wednesday, March 14th at his home in Cockeysville, Maryland, north of Baltimore. He was 93. I did not know Lefty personally but had the great pleasure and honor of meeting him at a Trout Unlimited event in Calgary in October of 1985. Continue reading »

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Art Exhibit – Crowsnest Pass Gallery

The Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery will be holding their annual No Particular Topic exhibition February 24 – March 25. All works are by local artists and will encompass a variety of mediums such as acrylic, oil, felted wool, sculpture, glass, watercolor, and photography. The opening reception will be held Saturday, March 3 (1-3 pm).

One of my photographs, Morning Light on Coneflower, will be on display in this show. Information on this photograph can be found on the Exhibits page of my website. If you are going to be in the neighborhood, and have the opportunity, be sure to stop by the gallery. There’s sure to be something of interest for everyone. The art gallery is located along Highway 3 in the town of Frank. Admission is free.

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Fly-Tying: The Angler’s Art


If you’re a fly-fishing enthusiast, you’re probably aware there’s another aspect to the sport that goes hand-in-hand with this popular piscatorial pursuit. Many fly anglers also make (tie) their own artificial flies. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment when you create something out of colorful bits and pieces of feather, fur, wool, and other natural or man-made materials, and then use it to catch a fish. Continue reading »

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Farewell Maggie

On January 9th, I lost a special friend. I lost Maggie, my Irish Terrier. Her health had been in decline for a while and it took a turn for the worse early in the New Year. Maggie was fourteen years old and had lived a long, full, and happy life. Continue reading »

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White Christmas

Blairmore Gazebo

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go. The festive season is upon us, including right here in Crowsnest Pass. For a while, it appeared as if we were going to have a “brown” Christmas – one without snow on the ground. They are rare and I can’t say when we last experienced this, but I remember living through one or two of them years ago while residing in the prairie flatlands east of here.

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