Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall Colors

Paddle River

Pembina River

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A large tree

When is a tree too big for your yard? Sometimes it's hard to decide. It's been there a long time and we get used to it being there. It gives shade on a hot day. If it's a spruce tree, it stays green all year, protecting us from cold north winds. We barbecued under that tree until one day we noticed a lot of sticky sap on our table and chairs. So the time came for the tree to come down.  Here's some photos:

Monday, July 12, 2010

Canada Day in Ottawa

This was an interesting day to be in Ottawa on Canada Day and to visit Parliament Hill.  We joined the multitude of other visitors to the Hill... and the Queen was there too. 

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Victoria Day Weekend 2010

Last weekend we had some pretty warm days, the warmest being May 18 at +31. This weekend, the Victoria Day weekend.. it began on Friday with some very much needed rain. It rained all day, making it very wet. Then Sat. morning we woke up to temperatures close to the zero mark and white roofs and snow on the ground. Such very changeable weather indeed!

Nice sunset

We noticed one day that the facia had come loose.
Maybe the wind blew it off.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Grand Sirenis Mayan Beach

Well, I never thought we'd be at another all-inclusive so soon, but that happened last week. We had other plans made to travel to London, but the volcano in Iceland changed that. All flights to London and Frankfurt were cancelled for several days. We were therefore unable to get to our tour of England and Scotland. That will have to wait for another time. In the meantime, never having been in Mexico before, it was really nice to experience at least the Cancun side.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

2009 vs. 2010

We have a different spring this year than last.

March 22, 2009

March 30, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Less snow

Another week closer to Spring in Alberta and more snow has disappeared.

Friday, March 5, 2010


The snow melt continues...

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Looking for Spring?

Well, another week has gone by and the sun has been shining and the temperatures in the day time above zero.. so let's see if more snow has melted.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Our weather has been fairly mild for February, 
however the flowers here are still asleep covered with
their white fluffy blankets!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Family Tree

I find it quite enjoyable searching for family history. Now a days one can find much of that information from the comfort of their home computer. Whether it's looking through the 1901 and 1911 census or searching online history books. There are lots of resources available. Check out my Barrhead Roots blog for more.

Here are couple decorative family tree charts I was working on recently.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sunset Jamaica

We went on our first all-inclusive winter holiday at the end of December. We chose to go to the island of Jamaica. The flight was direct to Montego Bay and took about six hours. It was already dark when we arrived so we were not able to see the countryside on the 90 minute bus ride to the resort. The next morning after a good sleep we were able to walk outside and experience the warmth of the sunshine. What a nice feeling to escape the cold winter winds. The buffet meals were great too. We enjoyed the wide variety of food choices and the service of the local people. There was also a number of tours available for an extra charge. We went on three tours. These included a tour of Coyaba Gardens, Sun Valley Plantation, Fern Gully, Dunn's River Falls, Murphy's Hill, Annandale Great House.

One of those warm water creatures, the Jellyfish, also made itself known and that ended the swimming in the ocean. After that the pools were the preferred choice. We also attended a church service on the Sunday. It was very lively with lots of singing. They made us feel most welcome. Jamaican people really are very happy and friendly. It ended all too soon and we arrived home safely. Another wonderful travel experience was had.