summer snaps

A collection of scenes and things that captured my interest in the month of July…

bubbly hot day

flock of pelicans

flock of pelicans over Wascana Park

Claybank bricks

at Claybank Brick Plant, lots of cool things to photograph here…

 

antelope

I was a safe distance away….it didn’t want to move. It was also 35 degrees celsius that day and there was no shade in sight. Its family was laying in the grass on the other side of the road.

roof amongst canola

a roof in a field?

watching the clouds change colour

summer night in the city, watching the sky

a Tuesday sunset

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.

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into the storm

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.

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What caught my eye this week

I took my camera out of my purse quite often this week…here’s a smattering of what caught my eye…

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Sunday night from the Albert Street Bridge – I love clouds!

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clouds on Tuesday night were amazing – missed the orange sky because I was still at work, but these colours weren’t too shabby!

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these pelicans were so hard to photograph because the one on the left wouldn’t stay still…

football players have nice arms - 2016 version

Football players have the nicest arms, 2016 edition.  It was a fun night at Mosaic Stadium on Friday night with the Roughriders first win of the season on a 53 yard field goal with about a minute left.  One of those magical moments when everyone was brought to their feet and didn’t stop cheering until the end of the game.

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slugs – I’d never seen one before this weekend, now I’ve seen hundreds! GROSS!

beauty of open space

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
– Thoreau

wide open spaces

field near Regina on the first Sunday in May

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.