A few photos I took on my Christmas vacation….
Now on to one of my favourite months – January! Really, I do like January. Calling it one of my favourite months might be pushing it a bit, but I don’t hate it! (This is a relatively new thing, I used to hate it).
Yes, it’s cold (frigidly so). Yes, the days are short (but they are getting longer). Yes, there’s the after Christmas lull to deal with (and it’s worse if you keep putting off taking the Christmas tree down, I actually took mine down on New Year’s Day which is the earliest I’ve ever done that). But this is also the month for a fresh start and to think about what you want the next year to be like. It’s a great month for hunkering down and watching movies, listening to music, and reading. And drinking lots of coffee (three cups today…let’s see if I sleep tonight!). If you can get past the cold, January really isn’t too bad… March is the month I hate!
Regina’s City Square Plaza is a controversial space for a lot of different reasons – for me the three biggest are that it was massively over budget, cars and pedestrians share the space which in my opinion is a recipe for disaster, and the architectural features are ugly. Don’t get me wrong, I actually think the plaza is a good idea, I just have issues with the execution.
There are now food trucks on the plaza, salsa dancing lessons on Thursday nights, noon hour entertainment, and of course, the Farmer’s Market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings now has a tonne of space (plus the Night Market once a month on Thursdays was an awesome idea) – so the optimist in me hopes that in time it will evolve into an even better space. And, in the right light, it does look sort of nice… I took these with my iPhone on Tuesday night at about 6pm.
looking West on the Plaza
looking West on the Plaza – slighty different from the first pic
looking East on the Plaza at Cornwall Street
I still think the architectural features are ugly 🙂
view from Victoria Park
This is the time of year when everything starts to turn to gold. Spring and summer are my favourite seasons, but I have to admit this is a pretty time of the year (although not here today as it’s windy, grey, and wet). November and March are my least favourite months of the year – November is usually windy, cold, and snowy (although the Roughriders usually make the playoffs so they are a good distraction). I’m just waiting for the multi-coloured lights of December that start appearing in living room windows, on trees and houses and yards that reflect so beautifully in the snow. March is just blah, blah, blah. I think winter should be over and I start looking forward to spring, but March is just such a long month!
Anyway…I will enjoy the golden hues of the season, and hope for a very short and mild winter.
I’m pretty sure I have pictures of these columns in every season!
one of my favourite colours
Wascana Creek looks pretty in the fall light….
another of my favourite places in Regina to photograph
Spring has arrived! The snow is melting and the days are getting longer so I think it’s safe to say that this longer winter is finally coming to an end. I took a lot of pictures this weekend and it felt great to not have freezing fingers as I held my camera! These are pictures from the Albert Street Bridge. I take a lot of pictures of the bridge at different times of the year, but I think these are my favourite.
I took these pictures of the Legislative Building with my iPhone on Saturday after work. I haven’t taken a lot of pics this winter, but now that the days are getting longer and the temperature is getting warmer, I’m starting to come out of hibernation! It’s been a long winter, with a LOT of snow. I think I may need to invest in rubber boots this year and hope for a slow thaw, because there is going to be a lot of water when it starts to melt. Maybe there will be some interesting picture taking opportunities!