Sunday sight: Beaver ponds

Sunday sight: Beaver ponds
We were recently out at Long Lake Provincial Park (just over an hour NE of Edmonton on the way to Fort McMurray, Alberta). While I’d camped at nearby Skeleton & Amisk Lakes many times, I’d never stayed at this park. They have beautiful hiking & biking trails, including one that runs right beside ponds home ...

Sunday sight: Malcolm X Park

Sunday sight: Malcolm X Park
On my last day in Washington, DC a few weeks ago, the Adams Morgan Heritage Trail was one of the last things I took in. One of the most stunning sights was Meridian Hill / Malcolm X Park near our hotel, with its beautiful cascading falls. Beautiful cascade @NatlParkService‘s Meridian Hill / Malcolm X Park. ...

Sunday sight: Catching the spirit

Sunday sight: Catching the spirit
Originally created for Expo ’86 in Vancouver, Barrie, Ontario’s Spirit Catcher was the start of artistic instillations all around the city’s lakefront. See more Saturday & Sunday sights. 

Sunday sight: Seals’ debt problems

Sunday sight: Seals' debt problems
A visit to Washington, DC wouldn’t be complete (for anyone interested in news) without popping into the Newseum. Probably the most up-to-date museum you’ll ever visit (Comey’s firing & covfefe are already integrated), it also has some notable artifacts, like a section of the Berlin Wall. A trip to @Newseum highly recommended for #IABC17 delegates. Highlight: ...

Sunday sight: Funky bee hives

Sunday sight: Funky bee hives
My soft spot for apiculture was obvious last weekend for the 2nd annual Randee’s Bees bee box painting at Headwaters Farm. A stunning spot with the warmest of hosts who also baked pizza for the guests who came hungry. The day was really about the bee hives though, that became works of art as families of ...

Sunday sight: Todmorden Mills’ Oxbow Trail

Sunday sight: Todmorden Mills' Oxbow Trail
While, I’ve visited Toronto’s Todmorden Mills in the Don Valley many times in the past 4 years, it’s only recently that I’ve found a new unmarked trail to get down there a few minutes from my place (between 980 Broadview Avenue & 1000 Broadview Avenue). And the 1/2 km Oxbow Trail on the grounds also has a ...

Saturday sight: Armenian quarter

Saturday sight: Armenian quarter
This was a Saturday night in Israel earlier this year. We were having dinner in a restaurant within the Armenian quarter in Jerusalem. (The quarters are Muslim, Jewish, Christian & Armenian – the peoples first to adopt Christianity.)  While unsettling at first, you do become desensitized to the rifles because they’re everywhere. And ironically we ...

Saturday sight: Clouds rising on Sulphur Mountain

Saturday sight: Clouds rising on Sulphur Mountain
The Banff Gondola leads you up Sulpur Mountain, which was a Cosmic Ray station in the the 1950s. It’s high elevation let’s you experience our weather – including the shifting of the clouds.  ​​   

Sunday sight: Twin baby pandas

Sunday sight: Twin baby pandas
Canada’s first panda cubs are still a star attraction at the Toronto Zoo. Jia Panpan (male) & Jia Yueyue (female) mean Canadian hope & Canadian joy respectively. Don’t know which is which. They are over a year old now. It took about 45 mins in line to see them.

Sunday sight: Calamus winery

Sunday sight: Calamus winery
This beautiful little winery was a new one for the yearly wine tour. Calamus is Latin for archer. The land (like in many agricultural areas) turns up arrowheads. So Calamus Winery is an homage to its history.