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

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Prince Albert National Park, June 2016

Prince Albert National Park sunset - June 2016-2

Near Mankota, Saskatchewan, September 2016

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land of living skies

You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather

-Pema Chodron

Just a collection of Saskatchewan sky photos I’ve taken over the last couple of months…

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Into the storm…near Gull Lake, Saskatchewan

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Wascana Lake in November

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crescent moon from my balcony

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Grasslands National Park in southern Saskatchewan

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clouds over old Mosaic Stadium

 

 

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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storm clouds on the prairies

Wednesday afternoon near Shaunavon, SK after crossing the border back into Canada after a quick road trip to Glacier National Park in Montana…

summer storm clouds on the prairies

There are many things to like about Montana, and I will include my thoughts and photos in a post in the near future, but this is actually my favourite picture from the trip. Funny how it’s in my own province, but if not for a road trip to Montana and deciding to take the US 2 route home (bypassing the terrifically boring Medicine Hat to Swift Current leg of the TransCanada Highway), and crossing the border at Climax, SK, we would have missed watching this summer storm on the prairies develop.  Isn’t it usually the coming home that’s the best part of any trip?