A lot of fuss was made about the Aurora Borealis in Edmonton
Because it's bloody freezing cold, that's why... There are hardier folk than me who cycle all year round, but they are taking risks. While Edmonton has made some improvements over the years, there is still a lack of practical, continuous cycle paths that are maintained throughout the winter. Riding on our roads is hazardous even... Continue Reading →
"The field of urban ecology is relatively new, but over the past three decades it has shed light on how green infrastructure — trees and other plants of greenspaces, gardens and wetlands — can offer solutions to the issues faced by urban development."
Elizabeth Throckmorton, Canoness of the Order of the Dames Augustines Anglaises, 1729. Oil on canvas, 82 x 66 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.. I first came across this image on a YouTube video featuring Vivaldi's Filiae maestae Jerusalem. As magnificent as the music was, I found I was distracted by the face of this woman, peering... Continue Reading →
About a year and a half ago I purchased a Trek Checkpoint ALR 5 gravel bike. After some research into the different brands that were available here in Edmonton, I thought the Checkpoint was the best compromise between features and cost. Trek had an excellent reputation for the quality of their aluminium frames, and I... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/3jA4FJtrLNE I found the Green Renaissance YouTube channel just a few weeks ago, and this is the first video on that channel that I watched. When I returned to Canada from South Africa as a teen in 1977, I also had a yearning for a simpler life, for a homesteading style of life somewhere on... Continue Reading →