Sliding Onward – to my new Blog Spot

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Well, dear readers, due to my thrifty nature, this free blog spot is all full up and I am moving on to my next site.

I want to thank my loyal readers and I do hope you will all join me there for more adventures.

Here is the new site………………. https://blographytoo.photo.blog/

 

Thanks again.

 

Allan

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Sliding Onward – to my new Blog Spot

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Well, dear readers, due to my thrifty nature, this free blog spot is all full up and I am moving on to my next site.

I want to thank my loyal readers and I do hope you will all join me there for more adventures.

Here is the new site………………. https://blographytoo.photo.blog/

 

Thanks again.

 

Allan

Doin’ the Bunny Hop – Fur-Baby Sitting

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Our son and his wife were embarking on a short vacation and we were entrusted with their little ones’ (our fur Grand-Babies) care. They have 3 bunnies and a chinchilla. We were both honoured and nervous, likely both signs of good Grandparents. As they do not play nicely together, each one had to be let out separately for exercise, so there were no spats. All in all, we enjoyed the experience.

Doin’ the Bunny Hop

They walk through the door, like they own the place,

but when we see them, we don’t know their face.

With clumsy hands, they maneuver our homes,

not like we’re used to, but we’ve room to roam.

Hall doors are closed and soon all is secure,

After one more check, its time for our tour.

Impatient Eleanor, first to run free,

binking and hopping, just as it should be.

Next comes Carob, her cage such a real mess.

Could it be much worse? The answer is yes.

Amelia the mischievous goes last,

zipping by at top speed, she has a blast.

Cages cleaned, food and water just dandy,

At long last, it was time for poor Ande.

He slowly creeps about from side to side,

Despite the strangers, he takes it in stride.

Playtime done, we fur babies settle in,

these “hoomins” were nice, hope they come again.

…….and now, the stars of our little play…….

Eleanor

 

Carob

 

Amelia (the mischievous)

 

Ande

 

Sanctuary

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The Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary is 348 acres of protected marshland, open meadow, aspen parkland and pine forest just a short distance from the U of A Botanical Gardens North of Devon.

Clifford E. Lee was an Albertan with a deeply felt commitment to humanitarian and environmental concerns. Born on a farm in what is now Edmonton’s Hardisty district, he taught school for ten years before becoming a pharmacist and owning several pharmaceutical outlets in Edmonton. Always interested in politics, he was long active in the CCF, predecessor to the New Democratic Party, serving several terms as its Alberta president and writing regular columns for its newspaper, People’s Weekly.

Seeing the need for affordable housing following World War II, Lee applied his business acumen to starting up a home-building company, which thrived, eventually becoming NuWest Development Corporation, once one of the biggest housing development companies in North America. When the company he founded became a public corporation in the late 1960’s, he transferred the bulk of his personal fortune into a foundation. The Clifford E. Lee Foundation was thus established in 1969 to make funds available to worthwhile philanthropic endeavours in a variety of fields.

Although Clifford E. Lee died three years later, the Foundation, under a board of Directors, has continued to provide grants to a wide assortment of projects in the performing arts, social services, wildlife conservation, native concerns, and international development. The Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary was one of the largest projects funded by the Foundation, and one in which Lee himself would have taken great pleasure.

(Source:cliffordelee.com)

We have been here several times in recent years under varying conditions. Needing a destination on Easter Sunday, we went back again and found the place bustling with parents and young children. A few birds were about, but a lot of songbirds have not yet returned. We could see that the trees and shrubs were just starting to get their “Spring” on and will return again. We are particularly interested in returning once the wild roses are out, provided the mosquitoes are not also in abundance.

I will leave you with a few pix from the walk. It is not a strenuous or long hike. We likely walked 3-3.5 km this day.

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Nature Comes Alive – Edmonton River Valley – mid April

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Thought I’d better catch up on my other posts between my series. This may be a bit out of season, but strangely enough, there were places in Alberta that had snow on the past weekend. This walk starts in Capilano Park.

Nature Comes Alive

Starting slowly at first,

then with a sudden burst,

long dead branches of grey,

new green buds now display,

their tang scenting the air,

curing winter despair,

that this day would arrive,

when nature comes alive.