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….
Half the sunflowers in Central Park are still blooming… next year I need to remember to go a few weeks earlier when they are in full bloom. It’s not the kind of park you want to hang around in at night, but there are some really nice flower gardens in the park.
Just a few branches of my favourite maple tree have started to turn colour…
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 it’s going to snow all summer
Okay, I know winter will end at some point, but once again, it’s a Sunday that is too cold to go out and take pictures, so I’m thinking about the colours of spring and summer today. I went looking through my photo library for pictures with bright, brilliant colours…
sunset over the North Saskatchewan River
sun streaming through the trees – looking up from lawn chair in the campsite at Cypress Hills
flower in Mom’s garden
flowers in Prince Rupert, BC
Robin’s nest in Mom and Dad’s backyard
spring walk in Wascana Park
sunflower in farmer’s field in Southern Saskatchewan
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, so I had to sometimes hold the stems with one hand, while taking the picture with the other for some of the pictures. Some were a bit blurry so I used the artistic effect in iPhoto to compensate for the flaws.
sunflowers blowing in the wind
pretty sunflower in late August
lone sunflower in the wind
two sunflowers – artistic effect
sunflower – artistic effect
sunflower against a blue sky