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First Past the Post – A Savage Place

Canada’s 2015 Federal Election just wrapped up. The Liberal Party received the largest number of popular votes – 39.5%. This gave them 54% of the seats in Parliament and a majority government. The Conservative  Party were 7.6% behind that with 31.9% of the popular vote, but it only gave them 29% of the seats. The NDP…

lake sunset

The Border between Hence and Thence

An exploration of borders and boundaries with photos and Notable Quotables. “Boundary, n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of another.” – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary –

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These Roses are Survivors

Roses have to be very hardy to grow in Alberta. Rose photos and Notable Quotables – “I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.” – Eleanor Roosevelt –

lunar eclipse Calgary

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

NASA can explain the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse much better than I can – but I took the photos to show the Moon changing! (Location: near Calgary, Alberta, Canada.) The Car Guy had been talking about this event for days, so he was quite disappointed when the clouds covered the beginning of the eclipse on Sunday,…

grid building

From Chaos to Order – The Grid

Grid refers to a framework of spaced lines that are parallel and may also cross one another to form a series of boxes, normally squares or rectangles. It can also refer to a network for distributing power. Grids have the power to be visible, as seen in these photos. But they can also be less…

horse sculpture Dixie Jewett

Maytag Maltilda – A Horse From Every Angle

The Photo Challenge this week is to look at a subject from different angles. I’ve chosen a Horse sculpture that stands in Plaza Fountainside, Fountain Hills, Arizona. This horse, a mare, is called Maytag Maltilda. She weighs  5,000 lbs, stands 9 feet tall and  is 11 feet long. The fabrication artist is Dixie Jewett. In…