This is my last post of the year, and I wanted to showcase the best photos of 2021!


From this post: Third Month Theme: Rest, Reflect and Observe New Things


From this post: Fourth Month Theme: Okay, It’s Cold! Wake Me Up in Spring!


From this post: Fifth Month Theme: Spring? What? Confusion All Around!


From this post: Sixth Month Theme: Slow Spring and Time for Health


Painting of A Canada Goose that I see frequently
I took this photo in May but used it for a post in June

From this post: My Most Canadian Story (So Far)


I started my Parks Challenge this month!

From this post: Park #1: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary


From these posts: Park #3: Sandy Beach Park

Park #4: South Glenmore Park


From this post: Park #5: Bowmont Park


From this post: Preparing for Winter 2021


From this post: Medical Emergencies While Abroad Part I: My Story


From this post: Not included in any posts


To summarize, there have been unusually cold temps this month and I experienced my first blizzard in Calgary!

From this post: Not included in any posts because this just happened!

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I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season. Get your booster as soon as possible! I got mine because my pharmacy had spares at the end of the day that they were literally giving away. This new Omicron variant isn’t easy, but we have to do what we must for this pandemic to end someday.

Here’s what I have planned for my posts next year. I am behind on posts I wanted to do about the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 and the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation because of my Mum’s emergency in October. Additionally, I have suspended my Parks Challenge until further notice, but I do have some posts to write on that. Look out for more guest and collab posts as well as more stuff about expat and TCK life! Here’s to more adventure in 2022 that does not include COVID-19!

Happy Holidays and enjoy the Winter Solstice!

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  1. Lovely collection of photos throughout the year. It’s always neat to see how different the landscape looks depending on the season. Happy holidays to you as well. It’s hard to believe that this year is almost over!

  2. Winter Solstice! Loving the photos of four separate seasons. I miss them. We’ve pretty much just got one long season here. Well, we’ll get a few days of winter, but then everything buds back out and the heat returns.

  3. Good to reminisce at year end. Our cold December eased today, so we got out for another forest walk. More snow and cold coming, so it will be time to stay home and shovel. Have a great Christmas. Allan

    1. Glad you took advantage of the break in the cold. I think we’re expecting three days of snow starting on Thursday. Have a safe and as good a Christmas as possible πŸ™‚

    1. I surprised myself when I suffered due to Bay Area temps that were 50 F or less. I keep thinking of Mark Twain saying, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Thank you for your lovely wishes and I hope you have a safe and as happy as possible holiday season πŸ™‚

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