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


Prince Albert National Park, June 2016

Prince Albert National Park sunset - June 2016-2

Near Mankota, Saskatchewan, September 2016





Summertime is the best time

Three of my favourite sunset pictures from last year’s summer adventure….I’m on vacation again soon, so won’t be posting anything for a couple of weeks.  Hope to have some summer in Saskatchewan photos to share when I get back!

Elk Island SunsetElk Island Sunset 2

Elk Island Sunset 3
Astotin Lake at Elk Island National Park in Alberta – great place to watch a sunset

a Saskatchewan sunset

Whether it’s an ocean, mountain or prairie view (or from my balcony), I love taking sunset pictures.  Here’s one from the other night in the Battlefords River Valley and a view of the Battlefords Goose Project…

Battlefords Goose Project sunset


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.


Butchart Gardens

I’m planning a trip to Vancouver Island and really looking forward to visiting Butchart Gardens in Victoria again.  Looking back at pictures from 2009 when I was there for the first time, I realized this is where my love of taking close up pictures of flowers began!


off to the mountains

Two days of work and then I’m off to the mountains…not the mountains in this picture just outside of Banff…but close.  Not sure if I’ll be posting anything while I’m away, maybe the odd pic from my phone.  Thank you for your visits so far, hopefully I’ll have lots of interesting pics to post when I return.  I’m excited to put my new camera to work!