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Pre-Sunrise November 1st

Driving back from the pool this morning I was treated to a brilliant display of colours in the eastern sky. I grabbed a camera and drove out to the edge of town to catch the last of them. Returning home again, the sun just topped the horizon as I turned east for the last block. A burst of brilliance heralding what now looks like a most ordinary grey day.  You don’t have to be up very early to encounter sunrise these days.

When morning gilds the skies, my heart awakening cries,

“May Jesus Christ be praised!”


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Black Currant Snow

October 25th- and the first snow of the year.  Went out and took some pictures of the last leaves on our black currant bushes just to put it on record.  Very Canadian they look too.

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October 15th, Red Deer

Just for the record.  This afternoon I noticed the sun playing tag with the clouds and was enticed into a walk through Bower Woods.  No flowers or mushrooms in evidence, not even many plants in seed.  A few lonely rose
hips and isolated berries clinging to bare stems.  About the only fall colour left was the remnant of mountain ash leaves reduced to a pale yellow,  a shadow of their former magnificence.   All that being said however, still a very pleasant day for a walk.

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October 14, Red Deer

The year progresses.  I have adjusted to heading off to the swimming pool in the dark.  But today I came out from the pool, and it was still dark.  That seemed a bit much.  With dawn yet in the offing, I decided to walk over and re-photograph the bench that currently graces my computer wall paper.


September 28th


Here is it, without those cheerful yellow leaves.  Also without snow, yet.


October 14th


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The Cat and the Apple Tree

And it’s sad that the Cat in this establishment has to deal with such a dense human.

Getting her to respond to a simple request can be difficult

But finally she agreed to go outside today.

Admittedly a place where you need to be alert.

Many apple leaves on the ground, but too damp for pouncing on.

The fruit didn' t seem worth climbing for either,

though I did contemplate it.

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On opposite sides of the Road

The Magpie and I went for an evening drive just out of Red Deer this last Monday evening. And then I did so much snapping of other fall colours that nothing from that outing made it into the record.  But here, just to have the memory on file, is what was going on.  The ground was still soft, leaving grain crops still standing,  despite sunshine.  (Though it looks like the upper hillside has better drainage- something is swathed there.)

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Some Vivids

The Birds should be happy with these Mountain Ash berries

And this is? Some form of Kale, I'm thinking

Also found in neatly clipped hedges all over town

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