side of the road

Some lyrics from one of my favourite songs, “Side of the Road” by one of my favourite bands, Blue Rodeo…and because the pictures remind me of my summer job in university spent walking through farmers’ fields doing a corrosion survey of a pipeline. I remember one particular moment very clearly. I was done walking my mile, but my radio had died so I couldn’t let the driver know I was ready to be picked up, so I just decided to lie down by the side of the road (it was a dirt road in the middle of nowhere so no worries about traffic!!) and just look up at the sky while I waited.  I might have been there for five minutes or maybe it was an hour, I just remember being both relieved and slightly disappointed when the van finally appeared.

I walked across this farmer’s field
And I looked up into the blue-white sky
I started singing this song in my head
Just because the sun, the sun was high

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Near Eastend, Saskatchewan

anxiously awaiting the colours of spring and summer

The sky is a brilliant blue today, and it’s a balmy -28 degrees (-38 with the windchill) and these Blue Rodeo lyrics (song is “Get Through To You”) are going through my head:

Looks like winter’s never gonna leave this grey town
I think it’s going to snow all summer

Okay, I know winter will end at some point, but once again, it’s a Sunday that is too cold to go out and take pictures, so I’m thinking about the colours of spring and summer today. I went looking through my photo library for pictures with bright, brilliant colours…

North Saskatchewan River sunset - iphone pic

sunset over the North Saskatchewan River

Cypress Hills trees

sun streaming through the trees – looking up from lawn chair in the campsite at Cypress Hills

flower in mom's garden

flower in Mom’s garden

flowers in Prince Rupert

flowers in Prince Rupert, BC

mom and dad's backyard

Robin’s nest in Mom and Dad’s backyard


spring walk in Wascana Park

sunfower in farmer's field

sunflower in farmer’s field in Southern Saskatchewan