a bridge to watch the sunset

The pedestrian bridge over the North Saskatchewan River between Battleford and North Battleford has become one of my favourite places to photograph.  If you’re ever in the area make sure to take in the sunset from the bridge. I’ve been visiting this area of Saskatchewan since birth, really, but it’s only in the last few years that I’ve appreciated how scenic it is (and it definitely correlates to when I began pursuing my photography hobby).

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this was November in Saskatchewan

At the beginning of the month I wrote a post about how I hate November…well, at least this year, I have to take that back.  It was a beautiful , unseasonably warm month – with no snow until just this week. Awesome!

Here are some pics from a a mid-November morning walk in Wascana Park with just my iPhone in my pocket…

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a golden morning on the prairies

Saskatchewan sure is golden right now….

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near Mankota, Saskatchewan on Saturday morning

Waskesiu Sunset

If I had to choose my favourite subject to photograph, my answer may change depending on the day you ask me or what I thought were my most recent best photos….flowers, animals, landscapes and sunsets are all tops on the list. So, today, let’s say sunsets are my favourite, because how can anyone get tired of watching a sunset and I keep glancing out the window to see how tonight’s sunset may develop….

Here’s one from earlier this summer at Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park …

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Going, going, gone…

Watching the sunset over the North Saskatchewan River from the Battleford Bridge, late June.  Just might have become one of my favourite spots in Saskatchewan to watch the setting sun. Lucky for me, I know some people who live close by!

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Prince Albert National Park Sunset

Waskesiu Lake sunset at Prince Albert National Park….my favourite part of camping in the park was listening to the sounds of loons calling in the distance.  If you look at this picture long enough, you just might be able to hear their distinctive and haunting song.

Prince Albert National Park Sunset

Saskatchewan is more than just endless miles of prairie landscapes, we have beautiful lakes and forests and rivers, too!  

Made me think of how many National Parks I’ve visited in Western Canada, so here’s my list: Prince Albert National Park in Saskatchewan, Banff, Jasper, Waterton, and Elk Island National Parks in Alberta, Kootenay, Glacier and Yoho National Parks in British Columbia, and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on Vancouver Island. I’d love to visit more, in particular, Gwaii Haanas and Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia, and Gros Morne in Newfoundland.  Never a bad thing to have travel goals!