Sundogs Over Substation

Sundogs Over Substation

I took this photograph this afternoon near Gimli, Manitoba over the substation. The sun is fairly low in the sky as it is winter time. The Sundogs on either side of the sun indicate that it is cold outside or that it will be. Both are true in this case. With temperatures in the minus 20 degrees Celsius range, or minus 4 Fahrenheit, you know it is cold.  

Here is the current forecast from Environment Canada, “A bitterly cold north wind will bring extreme wind chills of minus 40 to much of southern Manitoba overnight and into Thursday morning.” 

I like the brilliant star effect around the sun and the way the Sundogs are like little rainbow arcs around at the sun’s sides. 

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Winter’s Coming

Winter’s Coming – Photography by Mary Mikawoz
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Winter’s Coming

I know we have some time left but based on the colder temperatures and more precipitation we have had lately, we will be in winter sometime soon. The crops have already been harvested and only stubble remains in the fields.  

The hay bales have been processed and soon there will be a layer of snow on it. There is fun in the winter time to be had though too. It is something you learn to encompass in your life and live with the best you can. Time to prepare. 

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Icicles on Boulder

Mikawoz Icicles on Boulder

Icicles on Boulder

Here are itty bitty icicles hanging on for their life on a boulder. This was taken on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. I like the various textures and the colour of the water and rock.

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Chapter 22 – Transition Time

Narrator Sun

Hello, I am the writer and author of “Northern Lake Adventures – The Encounter.”

New today! Chapter 22 – Narrator’s Voice – Transition Time

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Northern Lake Adventures – The Encounter – Playlist – Introduction, Chapter 1 to 22 so far

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Winnipeg Floodway

Mikawoz Winnipeg Floodway

Winnipeg Floodway

On a plane trip back to the Winnipeg Airport we flew over the Winnipeg Floodway. Although it seems like it is a river it is just way too darn straight to be one. It is also known as the Red River Floodway and Duff’s Ditch after Premier Duff Roblin after his government implemented it after the disastrous 1950 flood. It has saved countless floods and money in this plains area.

According to Wikipedia, “It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2000, as the floodway is an outstanding engineering achievement both in terms of function and impact.”

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How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World

Book Review

Book Review

Book: “How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World” by Sophia Stuart

Book Review by Mary Mikawoz

This book is an exercise of love by the author. The author had been battling cancer. She set upon doing something positive and loving for herself. She used her photographs as inspiration for beauty and reminders of what can be done to take care of oneself while one was battling a disease.

 

There are three parts of the book. They are in the format of “mornings, afternoons, and evenings.” The morning inspiration section contain short one liners indicating what you can do for yourself like “Dream about far-off lands.” The afternoon perspiration section has a bit more text about tips such as a “Secret Sisterhood.” And finally the last section on evenings exhalation deals with what you can do while battling an illness such as dealing with burnout and making your own kindness kit.

 

I believe this book would find a good place on a coffee table so that people can peruse the various sections of the book. Otherwise, it might be a thoughtful gift to give to other people who are facing illness and disease. It might help them recover because it reminds people of the good things in life.

 

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.