We were relocating perennials from a flowerbed on Saturday. Every time we thought we’d found all of the bulbs, we’d dig again, and voila, there were more. Digging into Edmonton’s blogosphere is like that. The more you look, the more you find, and it keeps being a pleasant surprise.
Andy Grabia has a delightful post on the first professional baseball game played in Edmonton. Judging from the press coverage and ads like the one above, it was quite the sensation. (Image borrowed from the post, found in the Peel’s Prairie Provinces collection). Andy is organizing a game on June 21. You should go!
Speaking of baseball, I found many doubleheaders of sorts this week:
- Two fun posts from Ester at YEGuncovered: a comprehensive guide to floating down the river, and a nostalgic look at West Edmonton Mall.
- Two appearances by Leanne Brown of Good and Cheap fame, in an interview with the Unknown Studio and among the snapshots in Sarah Chan’s chronicle.
- A double dose of Devin Bruce: once with a passionate book review and once in a duet with Andrea Beca as part of her ukulele year.
- Two Q-and-A’s with interesting gents: Gillian Thomson talks to chef Brad Smoliak, and Renato Pagnani quizzes broadcaster Ryan Jespersen.
- A double bill from Lindsey McNeill: Her view from the Cannes Film Festival, and a salute to Alberta’s film industry.
- A pair on hockey blogging: Ryan Batty says the past few weeks have made it fun again, and the OilersNation writers recall their first posts (see the bottom of the mailbag).
Now for some miscellaneous singles:
- Alex Migdal shares how he has been capturing Italy on his iPhone during his travel writing course.
- Rhonda Krause has shot beautiful wildlife photos in Jasper.
- Laura Frey reviews Things You’ve Inherited From Your Mother, and pairs it with reminiscent Twitter accounts.
- Diane (aka Argenplath) discovers a neat little consignment shop and the cutest shoes.
- Adina J is sorrynotsorry to revisit a favourite outfit.
- I mentioned Phil Wilson’s pizza odyssey just last week, but I cannot resist the double entendres at the top of this one, so here he is again.
- Also irresistible? True love. Glenn Kubish brings his wife flowers in a very Glenn way.