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Glacier – not yet gone

18 Mar


It was August and it was freezing at the Columbia Icefields. The clouds were low and the visibility was very sparce. This shot was taken when the clouds broake apart momentarily. There was a wicked wind and rain was coming in sideways. One might be tempted to dismiss climate change then but coming here, even when it was very cold at the height of summer, is one of the best places to see te effects of global warming. We are about 200 meters from the toe of the glacier. When I was here last, in 1995, the toe was about where we were standing. The first time I came in 1978 the toe was a short hike from the highway – now it is a drive and a bit of a hike. Go visit this place while you still can.

 

Cloud Blanket

30 Oct

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Most of the flight to Edmonton was in the clouds and then it cleared up. There were great views of the majesty of the Canadian Shield and then the prairies. And, as we were descending, the clouds came in again, covering the autumnal land like a warm blanket.

Farm carvings

23 Oct

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I’ve seen images of farmers carving mosaics into their fields but I’ve never seen it with my own eyes.
Well here you go – flying into Edmonton this wonderful apparition emereged in front of my eyes.
The funny thing – this wasn’t some halloween celebration imprint. This work, which must have taken much planning and work celebrates the Edmonton basedutility that provides “clean water, wastewater services and safe, reliable electricity” accccording to EPCOR’s website. Now I’m thinking that this is just an add.
Perhaps a haloween installation would have been better.