A collection of scenes and things that captured my interest in the month of July…
When the temperature is -40 degrees celsius are there nice sunsets?
I realized during the last couple of weeks when it’s been so cold I haven’t paid attention to what it looked like outside. Like everyone else, I’ve just been scurrying from Point A to Point B as fast as possible (without slipping on icy streets and sidewalks) to avoid frostbite on my nose and cheeks.
Finally, though, we are out of the deep freeze. It was above freezing today – I think the high was +3 and we were rewarded with a beautiful sunset! I bet many people were outside with their cameras pointed at the sky tonight.
What a summer it’s been for storms on the prairies! Here’s a shot of storm clouds from the side of the road near Gull Lake, Saskatchewan on Saturday morning.
I took my camera out of my purse quite often this week…here’s a smattering of what caught my eye…
You Are the Sky. Everything Else Is Just the Weather
– Pema Chodron
The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
I don’t understand people who don’t see the beauty of the prairies!
So, if you’re not from here, and you happen to be driving through Saskatchewan on your summer vacation, veer off the TransCanada Highway for a bit on a grid road, stop on the side of that road, get out of your car and breathe in the air. If you’re feeling a bit fanciful, maybe lie down in the grass (hopefully there aren’t many mosquitoes), and watch the clouds roll by for a few minutes. If you’re feeling a little self-conscious, a little too grown up for that, at least stretch your legs and take a good look around – there’s beauty in just being surrounded by open space.
Like this one, last Sunday…here’s to many more this summer…