On a westward excursion last summer, I stayed a night at Pine Cree Regional Park. Nestled in a coulee fifteen miles northeast of Eastend, this park proves an ideal spot for peaceful camping. The Swift Current Creek flows through the park, accessible from most sites. Tall spruce and pine trees add to the beauty of the campground. This is the place to relax with a … Continue reading Pine Cree Regional Park
In late December I purchased new snowshoes to get me outdoors and keep me active in the winter. So far I have been out a dozen times and logged nearly fifty kilometers of snowshoeing. Snowfall was below normal in January which limited where I could go. We received about 10 cm total in two snowfalls in February. Now we have just enough snow to enjoy … Continue reading Snowshoes and Sunshine
“This was a time for silence, for being in pace with ancient rhythms and timelessness, the breathing of the lake, the slow growth of living things. Here the cosmos could be felt and the true meaning of attunement.” -Sigurd Olson The Singing Wilderness Continue reading Attunement
“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir Continue reading Happy Birthday John Muir!
A few more pictures from my visit to Waterfowl Park ponds last summer: Continue reading Waterfowl Park Display Ponds #2
On Monday morning I enjoyed a quiet stroll through the display ponds at Waterfowl Park. I was not disappointed. Pelicans, geese, mallards, robins, blackbirds, and sparrows treated me to their company. In fact after taking pictures a park worker came to feed the birds. I was able to walk right up to the pelicans who had hopes of me feeding them! Here is a small … Continue reading Waterfowl Park Display Ponds
I went for a stroll one evening last week. The wind was howling and snow flew in my face. I could tell by the scarce traffic that most people were hunkered at home preferring to escape the harsh winds. I myself prefer to be inside on nights like these as well. However, there are several reasons why I believe we should take time to experience such evenings: … Continue reading Blustery Blizzard