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Were it not for the leaves changing colour and the trees dropping their leaves, I’d have thought it was summer in Calgary on Saturday.
These are the fall days I hope for. These are the moments that make me forget we’ve already had snow.
These are the type of memories that carry me through the long and cold Canadian winter.
I hadn’t been out for a good walk in quite some time. As luck would have it, I had some errands to run and the weather was glorious.
I started out with a light jacket that almost immediately found itself tied around my waist.
A man passing in the other direction said to his companion, “Whoa, it feels good to be in the shade,” when he found temporary relief from the sun in the shadows of the tall buildings on 17th Avenue.
After picking up most-delicious-looking pastries at Sourdough bakery and stashing them in my fridge so I could bring them with me the next day for Thanksgiving dinner, I headed downtown to run some more errands.
Something was going on at the Lougheed House.
I went to investigate.
A temporary Firefighters museum was set up in honour of Fire Safety week.
Among other things, I learned that if a building is grounded, a lightning rod can be more dangerous, than helpful.
After I’d completed my errands downtown I headed back home. It was so wonderful to feel the sun on my face and arms. I stopped often to shoot more pictures.
The changing seasons remind me of the changes and transitions that happen in life.
Some are good, we welcome them and if we have any sense at all we enjoy them while they last.
Others test us, chill us to our very souls, make us wonder if we’ll be strong enough to get through them. But even these pass and leave us amazed at how strong we can be. And if we have any sense at all, we learn from them and bring forth new growth.
~ HUMP DAY CHRONICLES ~
If you live in Calgary, did you get a chance to hang out outside this past weekend? What was the weather like in your city? What’s your favourite season?