Glenmore-Reservoir

Nearby Nature – June 2015

Calgary has been blessed with fantastic conditions this month: warm temperatures and sunshine, very few mosquitoes, daylight from early morning to late in the evening and not much rain (a little more rain to help natural vegetation and farm crops would actually be welcome). I took full advantage of Mother Nature’s open door policy. I…

Crabapple-Blossom

Photo Blogging Challenge – Spring (May 2015)

My first instinct when I saw this month’s theme was to photograph mechanical springs – different types, in a range of applications and sizes. But the spring season has been so beautiful in Calgary this year that I ended up with a mix of seasonal and mechanical images. 1. Spring Snow – The second Monday…

Elbow-River-Valley

Nearby Nature – May 2015

I attribute my higher than usual dosage of vitamin N* this month to three things: I added Mr. GeoK as a FitBit friend and the step competition between us this first month has been pretty fierce! I joined the 30×30 nature challenge, which encourages participants to spend 30 minutes outside for 30 days this month.…

Tunnel-Mountain-Banff

Gear Review: FitBit Charge HR

Yesterday, a fellow LRT passenger noticed the black band around my wrist and asked, “Is that an Apple watch?” I refrained from pointing out how my FitBit, with its narrow, rectangular screen and lack of push button on the side looks nothing like an Apple watch and what rock was he living under, anyway!?┬áBy opting…

Lego-Family-Portrait

Photo Blogging Challenge – Friends and Family (April 2015)

I prefer to photograph landscapes, abstracts and the occasional macro. One of the reasons I volunteered for the Beakerhead photo crew last year was so that I’d have to start photographing people! This month’s Friends and Family photo blogging theme provided another opportunity to hone my skills. But since every member of our family is…