Regina Floral Conservatory

The best antidote for a cold winter’s day is a visit to the Regina Floral Conservatory.  Granted, Saturday was the first time I’ve ever been there, but for an hour it was easy to forget that it was the beginning of February and minus 20 outside! The air was warm and moist (great for prairie winter parched skin), and the bright colours are a feast for the eyes!

The Conservatory is maintained by volunteers, and there are different themes throughout the year.  The theme right now is A Glimpse of the Tropics.  It’s open every afternoon and there are lots of benches and seating areas to soak it all in.  Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

I have a new phone so wanted to try out the camera, what a perfect place to take photos in the winter!

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Maligne Lake boat house

Of the sightseeing we did in Jasper, Maligne Lake was my favourite stop. I think I may even prefer it to Lake Louise which I wasn’t expecting. It’s still a very touristy spot, but has a more relaxed atmosphere, and of course, the scenery is beautiful. The bonus of a cloud-filled sky made for pretty photo ops. I’ll be excited to upload the pics from my cameras when I get home, but here’s another iPhone pic for now.  

 

before the leaves fall

Sunday was a beautiful day, quite likely the last summery day of the year (I hope I’m proved wrong!). It seems like overnight the leaves have started to turn, so I wanted to share some iPhone pics from Sunday morning when everything still looked like summer.

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coffee break sunset

Thursday night’s sunset was quite dramatic. I just happened to be outside on my coffee break when it was at its peak, so I walked in the direction of City Hall and snapped these pics with my iPhone…Thursday night sunset 2 Thursday night sunset 3 Thursday night sunset

Hoodoos

Back in Saskatchewan now, but earlier in the day we passed through Drumheller, the heart of the Canadian Badlands, and stopped at the Hoodoos for one last touristy photo op of the trip. The photos I’ve posted this week were all taken with my iPhone and I’ll be anxious to upload my Nikon d7000 pics when I get home.

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Lunch Break Post

It’s finally starting to feel like Spring, and time to enjoy the outdoors on my lunch breaks at work. Every so often, I’m planning to do posts of things I see on my walks. This is what I saw today. This is part of the Immigrant Recognition Sculpture titled Regina Lace in front of City Hall…

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