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LIVING THE GARDENING LIFE: "Life Starts All Over When it Gets Crisp in the Fall" F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Life Starts All Over When it Gets Crisp in the Fall" F. Scott Fitzgerald

The day's outing began with a trip to the farmer's market in St. Albert. As we enjoyed the performance of Martin Kerr, an outstanding musician who competed on Canadian Idol, we noticed a young girl playing in the leaves. She was highly entertaining and we, of course, had to photograph this mound of leaves with which she buried herself. Maples are arguably the best trees for fall colour. The few which line the street behind participant's tents shouted for attention and appreciation, dressed…

LIVING THE GARDENING LIFE: Chinese New Year at the Muttart Conservatory

Chinese New Year at the Muttart Conservatory

The Chinese New Year Celebrations took place at the Muttart Conservatory January 23 with grand fireworks early in the evening. My daughter and her boyfriend went and she shared her photos with me. With her permission I share them here. There were so many so I made some collages. This year is the year of the monkey. There were several activities for the family held on the 23rd to celebrate and I am sad I missed it: Learn of the legends of the Lunar New Year. Family oriented activities: crafts…

LIVING THE GARDENING LIFE: Amour de Paris at Muttart Conservatory April 18 - June 21/15

Amour de Paris at Muttart Conservatory April 18 - June 21/15

LIVING THE GARDENING LIFE: Amour de Paris at Muttart Conservatory April 18 - June 21/15

Amour de Paris at Muttart Conservatory April 18 - June 21/15

LIVING THE GARDENING LIFE: Amour de Paris at Muttart Conservatory April 18 - June 21/15

Amour de Paris at Muttart Conservatory April 18 - June 21/15

LIVING THE GARDENING LIFE: Amour de Paris at Muttart Conservatory April 18 - June 21/15

Amour de Paris at Muttart Conservatory April 18 - June 21/15

LIVING THE GARDENING LIFE: Amour de Paris at Muttart Conservatory April 18 - June 21/15

Amour de Paris at Muttart Conservatory April 18 - June 21/15

LIVING THE GARDENING LIFE: Amour de Paris at Muttart Conservatory April 18 - June 21/15

Amour de Paris at Muttart Conservatory April 18 - June 21/15

LIVING THE GARDENING LIFE: Amour de Paris at Muttart Conservatory April 18 - June 21/15

Amour de Paris at Muttart Conservatory April 18 - June 21/15

LIVING THE GARDENING LIFE: Amour de Paris at Muttart Conservatory April 18 - June 21/15

Amour de Paris at Muttart Conservatory April 18 - June 21/15

LIVING THE GARDENING LIFE: "Life Starts All Over When it Gets Crisp in the Fall" F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Life Starts All Over When it Gets Crisp in the Fall" F. Scott Fitzgerald

The day's outing began with a trip to the farmer's market in St. Albert. As we enjoyed the performance of Martin Kerr, an outstanding musician who competed on Canadian Idol, we noticed a young girl playing in the leaves. She was highly entertaining and we, of course, had to photograph this mound of leaves with which she buried herself. Maples are arguably the best trees for fall colour. The few which line the street behind participant's tents shouted for attention and appreciation, dressed…

Muttart Conservatory

Muttart Conservatory

LIVING THE GARDENING LIFE: Muttart Conservatory "Snowflakes are Falling" Feat...

Muttart Conservatory "Snowflakes are Falling" Feature

November 21, 2015 - January 3, 2016 The feature pyramid of Muttart Conservatory portrayed a vision of Christmas with a sleigh of polar bears, a giant nutcracker and a large child's rocking horse nestled in hundreds of poinsettias. The glass ceiling hung with stars and snowflakes, large and glittery. This pyramid feature "Snowflakes are Falling" appeals to young and old alike. Monday, December 28/15 my son, daughter-in-law and grandson visited Muttart Conservatory. The feature pyramid is the…