Who Lost their Yellow Balloon this Winter?

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.

                                                                                                                                  Doug Larson

The days are getting longer, snow is melting fast, and yes, this is the time of year when walking anywhere is a bit like an obstacle course, dodging slushy snow and puddles, and not walking too close to the street so you don’t get drenched by a passing car.  Yet, spring is my favourite time of year!

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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!

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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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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