Sunday, July 09, 2006

Blogger deemed some of my trip photos verboten yesterday, so here they are:
- the bison herd (moms and babes) just leaving a dust wallow, which they use to maintain coats by getting rid of winter hair, control insects, and establish social dominance.
- finally, a chance to read all those NMEs (oooh, The Queen is Dead 20th Anniversary edition!)
- can you believe that before this trip, Eva had never had a horse fly bite? What a sheltered life! And she calls herself a Canadian.
Mind you, if none of us come down with West Nile virus, I shall view it as a sign that we should be considering buying lottery tickets.
- there was a strange mist on the lake that day, so that you couldn't tell the water from the sky. And then a boat went by ...
Gimpy, the-soon-to-be-3-legged cat, after a big feed, with his protector.


phlegmfatale said...

UGH. I have an intense dislike of horseflies, and have only been bitten once. So, you have a lot of them up there? eek.

soon to be 3 legged cat. why does that sound almost jolly?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

We don't have THAT many horseflies around here. I've actually never seen them in Calgary, but as a kid in Manitoba, we always got bitten at the lake. They are nasty business.

It sounds jolly? hahahaha

Anonymous said...

The only time I've ever been bitten by horseflies was while camping riverside deep in the Bitteroots. Holy crap those things are mean.

But that can't be a freakin' bug bite, Barbara - it has a crater, Eva got chewed up!

Were those wild bison? I don't know why, but there's just something so Alberta about that picture. I mean that in a good way, you know!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Canadian horseflies do not mess around, Michelle. One of these days someone is going to get their head bitten off. Literally.

Those bison are part of the cabin owner's herd, but they are very wild. They don't require any maintenance (unlike cattle). They are very very cool to see up close.

Will said...

Glad ya got those extra photos in there. If I go to Canada, would my trip not be complete without a horse fly bite?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You know, Will, I haven't had a horsefly bite since I was a teenager, but I will personally guarantee that you will experience a horsefly if you want a real Canadian memento.