Friday, July 29, 2016

Mountain Parks Details

There's a spot in Jasper National Park that has some special meaning to my family.  I had a chance to stop by recently and I took this photo with my iPhone.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Hidden Gems

Most cities have a hidden gem in the form of a downtown park;  this one is in downtown Edmonton at ATB Plaza.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Big Prairie Skies

Several years ago I was introduced to the work of an artist from Saskatchewan who has produced many paintings featuring dramatic and expansive prairie skies - other things too but it is these sky paintings that first appealed to me.   He renders them in an almost three dimensional and outrageous way that features over-the-top colour with oozing paint that seems to be sculpted onto the canvas.  They are utterly fantastic and I often think of these paintings when I see the clouds rolling in.   For this weeks post I went to the archives to see if I had something that speaks to this whimsical and dramatic way of looking at the skies that we prairie folk know all too well.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Recent Projects

Endress + Hauser are Swiss company specializing in control systems for industry.  This is their new building in south Edmonton.  One or two people assumed the sky in this photo is faked, but it is not; it is the result of careful timing and a bit of good fortune.

Friday, July 1, 2016

An Unannounced Guest

This bird has moved into a hanging basket near our kitchen door.  We're doing our best to get along but we do startle one another often.