Plethora of Pelicans

I had no idea there were so many pelicans in Wascana Park…

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The pictures above were taken a couple of weeks ago, so then I had to go into my photo library and have a look at the other pelican pictures I’ve taken, mostly near the Albert Street Bridge. The last two are my favourite, a happy coincidence of good timing and just the right light.

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Happy New Year

Celebrate endings, for they precede new beginnings.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

…and cheers to a fresh start in 2018…my only New Year’s resolution is to take more pictures!

morning-walk

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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land of living skies

You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather

-Pema Chodron

Just a collection of Saskatchewan sky photos I’ve taken over the last couple of months…

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Into the storm…near Gull Lake, Saskatchewan

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Wascana Lake in November

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crescent moon from my balcony

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Grasslands National Park in southern Saskatchewan

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clouds over old Mosaic Stadium

 

 

“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

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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.