a walk around Wascana Lake

For a flat prairie city, plunked in the middle of nowhere, Regina is actually a very pretty city. When I moved here many years ago I certainly didn’t think it was, and didn’t plan to stay very long, but this is my home now. Wascana Park is one of my favourite places in Regina.  I took most of these towards the end of a walk around the lake (I was walking for exercise, too, not just picture taking opportunities, so I had to keep the momentum going!)…well and the sun was setting, too, so the walk was timed perfectly…

These were all taken in about a half hour time span. I love how the colours changed in that short period of time (they are posted in the order that I took them).

Wascana Lake 1

Wascana Lake 2

Wascana Lake 3

Wascana Lake 4

Wascana Lake 5

Wascana Lake 6

Wascana Lake 7

gold

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!

I’m pretty sure I have pictures of these columns in every season!

one of my favourite colours

one of my favourite colours

Wascana Creek looks pretty in the fall light....

Wascana Creek looks pretty in the fall light….

another of my favourite places in Regina to photograph

another of my favourite places in Regina to photograph

Clouds

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I love my balcony because it’s a great vantage point to take pictures of the sky at any time of the day. I was going through my photo library and re-discovered this one that I took in September. I never get tired of taking pictures of the sky and now that its getting warmer and the days are getting longer, I plan to get out out with my camera a bit more frequently.

colours of fall

These are mostly pictures I took this morning. I went for a walk, not really planning what I wanted to take pictures of and found a tree with brilliant red leaves. That inspired me to try to get enough pictures to do a “colours of fall” post.  When you really look at your surroundings, beauty can be found all around.