Space Weather

The sun — it is our main source of energy. It warms the earth, grows our food and enables life. Yet eruptions from the Sun can have a profound impact on society. "Space Weather refers to variations in the space environment between the sun and Earth (and throughout the solar system) that can affect technologies in space and on Earth. Space weather is primarily driven by solar storm phenomenon that include coronal mass ejections, solar flares, solar particle events and solar wind." (Space Weather Prediction Center) Watch An Introduction to Space Weather and the Space Weather Prediction Center:

Health

Flowers

Some photos of local wildflowers to keep our spirits up.

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Alberta Wild Rose
Alberta

The Valley

... contains a small, meandering, north-northeasterly flowing stream, which drains into the Athabasca River.

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winter view

From the Valley

Rainy June

wet trail

We've had a great deal of rain this June. My rain gauge by my garden showed 6.4 inches (162 mm) of rain from June 1st to June 8. It rained so much some of my potato plants were under water! I had to dig some trenches for the water to flow away. It's raining again this weekend which is why I'm finally getting around to update this web page. :-)


COVID-19

"Albertans have done a tremendous job following public health orders and guidance. Even when it was difficult, we have persevered." Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health. COVID-19 coronavirus info for Albertans


The Ent

Jack Pine

I refer to this old Jack Pine as "The Ent".

This is of the oldest trees on our property.

I had to stitch a couple of photos together to capture its full height.



March 20, 2020

NASA Live: Earth Views from the Space Station

Watch live views from the International Space Station (ISS). Pretty cool.

NASA STEM @ home for students

This NASA web site has the resources to keep kids and adults engaged and learning about space. Check out NASA STEM @ Home for Students to find activities to do at home.