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Smoky and Hot

MacKinnon Ravine under a smoky morning sun

Another early morning walk (before the 32C heat kicks in and the Blue Jays game starts), but not too early (about 7:30 am). Beautiful and a bit smoky from the fire in Jasper. During our 90+ minute walk, the temperature went from 15C to 21C. 10,000+ steps.

Morning dew on a spider web
Wild rose in repose


Tuesday afternoon (view from the bedroom). It begins…

It happens every year, but every year it’s a drag. The spring snowstorm(s). I had five days off at Easter (April 15-19) and only one of those days was nice (Monday, April 18). The rest were either too windy and dreary to walk, or snowmaggedon (Tuesday, April 19 – about 15cm). Yes, it’s pretty, and yes, the moisture is good, but it’s still deflating. When I lived close to Mill Creek Ravine, the day after would have guaranteed I’d be in the snow covered woods, but it’s different now, with two people and a ravine that is quite steep. That’s my excuse anyway…

Early evening
The next morning…
Mid morning
Bye snow…

Buddha or Larry Tate?

Buddha or Larry Tate?

Beautiful, blue sky day, and we deserve it. Great walk with Tom around the greater ‘hood. Also, at the risk of dating myself, is it just me or does the Buddha look like Larry Tate from Bewitched?

Bluer than blue: MacKinnon Ravine

Ravine is open!

Gorgeous day! Walk down through the surprisingly open Ramsay Ravine (the one in Glenora) to the river. They’ve been doing some much needed erosion maintenance, and also it’s been too icy. The trail was good though.

About 5C but felt much warmer. With grocery shopping early this morning (before the incredible Oilers game at 10:30 am) and then the walk, my total steps: 14,959.

Not too icy, thanks to the sand.
Tom ahead of me. Sunnier than it looked from this direction.