Wascana Park on a mid-October Sunday Afternoon

Wascana Park 2014 romantic look

I seem to either take a lot of pictures on a Sunday afternoon or post pictures on a Sunday afternoon and this is one of my favourite Sunday afternoon pics. I took this one on a warm, beautiful fall afternoon last year.

“what we do see depends mainly on what we look for”

“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for…In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.”

-John Lubbock, The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In

wascana lake fall 2014

early evening walk around around Wascana Lake, September 2014

If we all saw what’s all around us in the same way, the world would be a pretty boring place.

 

 

 

 

summer over winter

As I’ve written before, I think Regina is quite a pretty city.  However, I much prefer it in this season…

August sunset Wascana Lake

Wascana Lake late August Sunset…

Than in this season…

Wascana Creek in Winter

Wascana Creek late February afternoon

It is currently minus 32 degrees here.  Shudder.  The debate at work is would you rather have the massive amount of snow of the never-ending winter of 2013 or the mind-numbingly frigid start to 2014???

(At least when it’s cold it’s usually sunny…that’s the only positive I can think of!!!)

A Colourful Day in Regina

Temperatures were above freezing here today for the first time in 2014 (at least I think it was the first time this year, it’s been a long winter!) and it was the Family Day holiday, so I spent the afternoon with my camera in my hands (which was also the first time I’ve taken any outdoor pictures this year. It felt good!).  I saw a lot of colour today…

Yup, when people think of Saskatchewan, this is what they think of. Of course, there's much more to our province, but this is a view of Regina from just south of the airport.

Yup, when people think of Saskatchewan, this is what they think of. Of course, there’s much more to our province than flat prairie, but there’s Regina from just south of the airport.

But, once, you’re in the city, you’ll find it’s full of life and colour.

Here’s the Dunlop Art Gallery’s Snow Gallery in Victoria Park…

Dunlop Art Gallery, Snow Galleryyellow, Dunlop Art Gallery, Snow Gallery

Skating in Victoria Park (today’s event was the Ice and Fire Festival)…

ice and fire festival Victoria Park ice and fire festival, Victoria Park 2

You don’t need to leave the city to go cross-country skiing…

cross-country skiing Wascana Park

Here’s the playground at the Saskatchewan Science Centre…

playground, Saskatchewan Science Centre

So, yes, it’s flat here, and it’s cold in the winter, but there’s lots of colour here, too.

Sunset Walk

I’ve been experimenting in Photoshop lately, and these photos are the ones I’m willing to share…so far!  These are from a walk around Wascana Park in early October where the reward at the end of the walk was a beautiful sky at sunset.

Clouds over Wascana Lake - edited version wascana lake walk - edited version