RCMP – Law, Order and the Musical Ride

In 1867, Canada became a nation. This year (2017) is Canada’s 150th Birthday! Six years after the Dominion of Canada was formed, the Parliament of Canada established a central police force and gave it the task of maintaining Law and Order in the newly acquired western territories of Canada. The force acquired the name “North-West…

I Don’t Want Your Squirrels

Really – I don’t want your squirrels. They are your problem. If you don’t want them at your place, why do you think I want them at mine? Do you think you are being humane by transporting them out to the country to release them? Well, you aren’t. You’ve just signed their death certificate, but…

purple monster

The 2017 Alberta Flu Bug Arrives at my Door

I shall take you to bed and have my way with you. I will make you ache, shake, and sweat until you moan and groan. I will make you beg me to stop! When I am finished you will be weak for days. Sincerely, The Flu. I’ve been getting an Annual Flu shot since 2003,…

Where is the Letter ‘E’?

Can you find the shape of the Letter ‘E’ or ‘e’ in the photos below? The letter ‘E’ is used as an abbreviation for: e – electron E – Energy E – East e – email e – electronic E – Euro E – Failing Grade Have I missed any other famous uses for ‘E’?…

Where is the Letter ‘D’?

Can you find the shape of the Letter ‘D’ or ‘d’ in the photos below? The letter ‘D’ is used as an abbreviation for: d – died D – Music Note D – School Grade D – Chemistry – Deuterium D – Battery D – Shoe Width D – Roman Numeral for 500 D –…

Where is the Letter ‘C’?

Can you find the shape of the Letter ‘C’ or ‘c’ in the photos below? (Hint for the flower photo – the ‘C’ is green, not pink or yellow.) The letter ‘C’ is used as an abbreviation for: C – Century C – Celsius ©- Inside a circle as a Copyright Symbol C – Music…

Many Rocks and a Lot of Hardscape

Earth – the substance of the land surface – in my part of Arizona it reminds me of the saying ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’! Landscaping strategies here include generous numbers of Rocks and plenty of gravel Hardscape. Our yard consists of a gravel mulch that covers soil that is a course reddish…