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Spring Break in Montana – Yellowstone

Images from a late winter / early spring trip to Yellowstone National Park in Montana and Wyoming. It was in between seasons for the park so only the northern road between Gardiner, Mammoth Hot Springs, and Cooke City was open. We made the best of it and had a great visit. We spent time wandering around Mammoth and saw plenty of big game animals including Pronghorns, Elk, Deer, and plenty of Bison.

The Great Deck Construction Project of 2014

Deck Construction 2014

New Deck

We have been considering what to do with the aging patio in our back yard for several years. We finally made the decision that the weeds growing out of the cracks between the stones were just too big and that it was finally time to do something this year. Our plans were pretty vague. We knew we wanted wood and we thought it would look pretty good if there was an elevated section and a lower section at or near grade level. And we definitely wanted to end up with some shade because the yard is always hot and … Continue Reading ››

Frosty Grasses in Winter

Although winter has officially only just begun, we’ve had a lot of winter already in Calgary this year. Sometimes that can be annoying, but other times it can be simply beautiful. When the hoar frost settled down over the city at the end of December it was crazy beautiful. We went for a walk along the river pathway and into Sue Higgins park (Southland Dog Park) to enjoy the scenery. When we set out on the walk these long grasses were completely covered in thick frost, but the sun was beating down on them and the ice was quickly melting. I … Continue Reading ››