I grew up in a house with a field just beyond our backyard, in a town that was seemingly plunked down in the middle of nowhere. It was surrounded by fields, and in one direction, beyond the fields were the Great Sandhills. I can… Continue Reading “Canada 150 – wide open spaces”
My last post lamented the onset of fall because it means winter is that much closer…considering we’re in the middle of a heatwave (31 on Thursday is the forecast!) it might have seemed a bit silly. The optimist in me hopes we don’t have… Continue Reading “bright morning sunshine”
This morning’s walk was to Wascana Park to see if my favourite maple tree is starting to turn colour (it’s just beginning to), and along the way these are the colours I saw….
The sky is a brilliant blue today, and it’s a balmy -28 degrees (-38 with the windchill) and these Blue Rodeo lyrics (song is “Get Through To You”) are going through my head: Looks like winter’s never gonna leave this grey town I think… Continue Reading “anxiously awaiting the colours of spring and summer”
Is there a more cheerier flower than a sunflower? I don’t think so. I took these pictures a few weeks ago on a very hot Saturday afternoon from a gravel road between two fields near Pangman, Saskatchewan (south of Regina). The wind was blowing,… Continue Reading “sunflowers on a Saturday afternoon”