I recently received another update from my friend Diana Piggott in Calgary, Alberta. You might remember they had severe flooding there a few weeks ago…
We are delighted to hear that you are feeling better. We thought you might be interested in another update from your minions in Calgary, well some of them anyway – it appears we are not “alone”.
Alberta, June 2013: Floods and Flowers
We were all getting a bit of cabin fever, and Victoria had never even been out of the house, so our first outing was a local one with the three minion-teers, along the banks of the mighty Bow River. First we saw the big muddy river from a nice, high viewpoint, overlooking the twin CPR bridges (Bowness) which were just barely above water two weeks ago.
Then we walked down to a recently re-opened footpath, which had been under a couple of metres of rushing muddy water. The poor footbridge had been quite battered, with trees still stuck through it, but apparently survived the onslaught.
Ironically, late June is when Calgary looks most attractive, all green and flowery….
Pretty much all of the Kananskis is closed now, due to flood damage .
We were able to visit a little park in the Bow Valley, though, which was soggy but pleasant, and open!
The bright splashes of orange in the fields turned out to be a kind of lily, admired by all three minions — Tony, Albert and Victoria.
Queen Victoria, (oops I mean *minion* Victoria) really liked the Alberta wild rose bush,
and was quite enchanted with the lady slippers, but alas they were not her size
Another day, we took Victoria and Albert out for a bicycle adventure up the Highwood River.
The highway is closed due to many washouts, but bicycles can get further than cars. Sadly, we won’t be driving up here for a long time.
Victoria and Albert do seem to be getting along very nicely. They were happy to pose in front of a lovely rose bush,
and seem very content on their bicycle built for two (minions, that is!).
Watch for further developments…….
Thank you Diana, Albert, Victoria and Tony. I LOVE getting photos from Alberta – it’s so pretty. Please send more!
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