Curating Serendipity

Be open to the unexpected – what you find might be better than what you were looking for.

Antelope Street Cabin in LEGO

Our cabin, along with 305 other residences in Hidden Valley Alberta, was destroyed in the flood of June 2013. All that is left of it is rubble, but we have … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 12 Comments

In Hidden Valley – A Remembrance Poem

In Hidden Valley the sunflowers grew Between the poplars, fresh with dew. They marked our divots; and in the sky The crows, still cawing as they fly, Break the calm … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · 15 Comments

Golf Carts and Corn Stalks – After Flood Perspectives

Our eyes are side by side – we just naturally look at life in a horizontal perspective! In the aftermath of the Flood at Hidden Valley, Alberta, a few things … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · 16 Comments

Messages – Muddy and Otherwise

There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud. – Carl Sandburg – A slippery, … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · 8 Comments

Note to the Human Vultures

It seems to me the vultures have stopped circling. – Geoffrey Becker – Hidden Valley has been a beehive of activity since the go ahead to enter the flood zone … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 14 Comments

Hidden Valley – Re-entry

There’s no such thing as a 100-year flood. – Andrew Cuomo – Our Cabin before the flood – of 2013 …  after being rebuilt by the previous owners after the … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 24 Comments

Hidden Valley – Links

The Community of Hidden Valley, Siksika Nation, Alberta, was inundated by the flood waters of the Bow River on June 21, 2013. All 305 homes were destroyed. Former home owners … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hidden Valley – A Community Lost

The Siksika Nation chose not to renew the Lease for Hidden Valley. Insurance companies will likely refuse to compensate cabin owners for loss from the  overland flooding of the Mighty … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 67 Comments

Hidden Valley not Invisible Valley

Give me a break!!!! You can afford a house and a cottage on a golf course or to stay all winter in the Southern USA and you want the rest … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · 23 Comments

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