In the late spring I dragged the family out to the Grotto Creek Canyon Trail in Kananaskis. We’d attempted the hike before, when the kids were much younger, without success. This time we made it past the brush under the powerlines to the good bit — actually hiking up the creek.
On a trip to the Mayan Riviera, I found a dried bed of coral. A variety of succulents had made their home in the rocky, salty outcropping that jutted out from the beach, a few feet from where waves crashed on the rocks.
I drove out to Abraham Lake early on a Sunday morning. With temperatures around -25˙, the warmer waters of the lake were practically steaming which — in turn — frosted the trees nearby.