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We are back in Japan on a ski holiday again. It is as good as we remembered! Back in Nozawa Onsen. These are the Dosojin, a folk deity believed to ward off danger near villages and crossroads. They are also worshipped for bringing fertility and the growth of children. There is a fire festival dedicated…
Our Panier nest has been a pretty good location, except for our constant coming and going out to the ute, into the shed, and around the garden.
So I hung up my bike paniers in our carport a while ago because they had got a bit damp in the basement. Recently, Paul noticed a little critter making a nest in one of them. A New Holland Honeyeater. Today there are two marvelous little eggs with little birds growing inside.
So beautiful! Native orchids in Western Australia.
If you are looking for a 3-4 hour hike with some good elevation gain in the Kananaskis Country to the east of Banff and the west of Calgary, then Prairie Mountain is a good choice.
Calgary is my home town. I took a walk down to the Bow River that revealed a few unexpected surprises, including a black, furry one.