Looking back on November, it all seems a blur to me. It was a whirlwind month with lots of busyness at work. Once again, many things brought me joy but there are a few things that top the list. My parents 43rd wedding anniversary! In this day and age, it is rare to find couples... Continue Reading →
August is in the books, which means our short Prairie summer has come to a close. Many things brought me joy in the final month of summer. My brother's 40th birthday. I can't believe my oldest brother is now 40. Seems like just yesterday we were kids growing up on the farm. Making a pit stop... Continue Reading →
July flew by. I can't believe summer will be over in less than a month. July was a very busy month for me, but I like to be busy. It was a very exciting month with many things bringing me joy including Stampede and vacation. So let's get started. Spent Canada Day at the Millarville horse... Continue Reading →
The Calgary Stampede has come and gone for another year. Once again I volunteered with the Ag Media committee and was on park for several of the 10 days. We also took in the afternoon rodeo, and evening chuckwagon races and grandstand show. It was a busy and fun time. This year I captured lots... Continue Reading →
Gearing up for the Calgary Stampede this week, I purchased two new western shirts at a local western wear store. All ready for Stampede!
As a volunteer on the Calgary Stampede Agriculture Media committee, this year I have the privilege of assisting the Stampede Farm Equipment committee with its social and traditional media needs. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with this committee over the past few months. I feel that the Stampede has a tendency to focus on animal agriculture while other aspects... Continue Reading →
It's June 23, 2014. As we approach the mid-year mark, I find myself reflecting on the first half of 2014. If I wanted to sum up this time in my life in one word, I'd choose "challenging." For those of you who are regular readers of this blog, you've probably noticed that I've been unusually... Continue Reading →
Armed with my trusty Nikon digital camera I walked the Calgary Stampede grounds snapping photos. Most of my photos focus on the agricultural aspects of Stampede. Enjoy!
"We will be hosting the greatest outdoor show on Earth come hell or high water," said Bob Thompson, Stampede president and board chairman. "In its 101-year history, the Calgary Stampede has never been cancelled, despite two wars and the Great Depression." And the show certainly went on. The 10-day Calgary Stampede wrapped up on Sunday... Continue Reading →
I pulled a caffeine-free all-nighter this past weekend. I volunteered for the night shift, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., at an evacuation centre in Calgary - a city that is dealing with the devastating effects of flooding. Thousands of people have been forced from their homes and have lost their homes in parts of Calgary... Continue Reading →