September is here!
That means work is almost done for another year, and it is almost time to pack up and head south again!
Last time I updated, Hailey and I were still at the fire lookout near Slave Lake, AB.
The flowers were still a-blooming
While there, an exceedingly rare sight! Hailey actually drinking water out of her own water dish! She much prefers water out of a sink. Even if it is her same dish – placed IN the sink!
Back at home for a few days, the bird feeders created nothing but conflict!
On the other side of the house, a young barn swallow still likes to spend time in the nest.
Several of my friends have turned out to be authors after they retired. I finally had the time to pick up two of them recently at Chapters. Randy was a college classmate of mine who spent most of his career with Federal Fisheries, and Rob was born and raised in Jasper National Park, where I worked with him as a Park Warden.
Not to be missed, another recently retired park warden has recently published his first in this series. George Mercer – Dyed in the Green. And Dale Portman, another retired park warden and dog handler I worked with in Jasper has several books in print.
And Dale’s wife Kathy Calvert – one of the very first female park wardens in Canada – also has a book Quest for the Summits, and Guardians of the Peaks, which she co-authored with her husband.
I hope I have not missed any more author friends …!
I think that should do for this post – have to save something for the next one.