Canada 150 – My Beautiful Country

Summer in Canada to me means going somewhere and seeing some of my beautiful country.  Canada is such a wonderfully diverse country and I appreciate it all…prairies, mountains, ocean, and our cities, too. I’ve only been as far east as Quebec City, and would love to see the east coast of Canada someday.

Summer Solstice, English Bay, Vancouver 2013

Summer Solstice 2013 2

Quebec City, 2010 (wow, seven years ago already!)

 

Banff (these pictures are from 2014)

Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, June, 2013

Seaplane Perspective

Prince Rupert to Hartley Bay in a seaplane

Bishop Bay Hot Springs in the Great Bear Rainforest

Bishop Bay Hot Springs Sparkle 3

Near Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, July 2016

summer storm

into-the-storm

Prince Albert National Park, June 2016

Prince Albert National Park sunset - June 2016-2

Near Mankota, Saskatchewan, September 2016

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wheat field on a dreary Saturday afternoon

As much as I’ve decided that I’m going to get outside more this winter and not complain about how long winter is (I just have to get up the courage to put on the skates I bought recently and go skating for the first time in over twenty years), I miss summer, even the dreary days.

I took a whole bunch of pictures in a wheat field near Regina on a dreary Saturday afternoon in late August – this is one of my favourites.

wheat field near Regina

Saskatchewan Summer Scene

One of my favourite picture taking days of the year started with a mid-July drive in the country looking for the perfect canola field. And while the canola field was everything I was looking for, it’s the clouds that made it one of my favourite picture taking days.

Canola field near Regina 2 canola field near regina 3 Canola field near Regina

sunrise on the prairies

In the last year, I’ve been lucky enough to experience some of the best scenery Western Canada has to offer.  From the Great Bear Rainforest off the west coast of Northern British Columbia, to the beaches of southern Vancouver Island, and Banff National Park (those are probably my top three favourite places right there, although if I had to, I’d choose Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park over southern Vancouver Island), but I’ve been staring at prairie landscapes my whole life.  The prairies are familiar, are ingrained in me.  I’ll keep going back to the mountains and the ocean because they still seem exotic to me, but the prairies are home.

These are a few pics I didn’t post in July after my one and only sunrise shoot this summer just outside Regina.

mid July Sunrise on the prairies 2 Mid July Sunrise on the Prairies

mid July Sunrise on the prairies 3

Saskatchewan wheat field against a grey sky

A few more pics from Saturday afternoon.  I love summer (it better not be over yet!) but I am looking forward to the changing colours of fall.

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clouds on the prairies

Since I seem to be on a cloud kick lately, here’s a picture from Sunday afternoon.  The clouds were amazing that day (this is outside Regina near Pilot Butte).

clouds on the prairies