the Leg. on a Saturday Afternoon

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!

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rooftops

I went out on my balcony this morning (it was only about -6 outside, so not too bad!) and got this shot.  I’m quite happy with the way it turned out and how the brick on the First Baptist Church (foreground) and Knox-Metropolitan United Church looks on a grey Sunday morning. That’s Regina’s City Hall in the background.

rooftops

It made me think of the song “Up on the Roof” by the Drifters so I looked up the lyrics and really liked them, here’s an excerpt:

When I come home feelin’ tired and beat
I go up where the air is fresh and sweet (up on the roof)
I get away from the hustling crowd
And all that rat-race noise down in the street (up on the roof)
On the roof, the only place I know
Where you just have to wish to make it so
Let’s go up on the roof (up on the roof)

Banff Springs

I didn’t do too much planning for the trip to Banff so there were only  two things on my must do list – go to Lake Louise and actually go into the Banff Springs Hotel and wander around instead of just admiring it from the outside.  I did take some pictures inside, but I wasn’t happy with what I took.  It is as beautiful inside as it is outside. Had lunch in the Rundle Lounge and the service was surprisingly warm (I thought it would be a bit stuffy and formal) and friendly, and came out with a new favourite wine, Cedar Creek Pinot Noir 2009 (winery is in the Okanagan, about twenty minutes from Kelowna).

morning walk

It’s another beautiful Saturday in Regina – the sun is shining and the air is crisp – quite appropriate for the first day of Fall.  The temperature fell below zero overnight so I wanted to get a few flower pictures this morning before it’s too late, and I also took a few more pictures around my neighbourhood.

Side of the Tangerine/Blush/Nature’s Best building

Another shot of my favourite building and the back of Crave, one of my favourite restaurants in Regina.

Central Park

Avord Tower

garden mum