Category Archives: prairies

Spring Comes Softly

A few years ago, I decided to make an Earth Day tradition of looking for the first wildflowers of spring, crocuses.  One year, I could only find their fuzzy shoots tentatively breaking out of the […]

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Night Sky Over Ranchero

One of the things I know about myself is that sometimes I can’t see the forest for the trees.  Remember how I thought the abandoned vehicle in my last blog post didn’t seem to be […]

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Bet You Thought this Blog was Dead!

Sorry about disappearing for so long without notice.  Pursuit of an Environmental Science degree in which I completed years three and four in one intense year definitely put a damper on my photography.  However, a […]

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Rain on Fire

Since I knew I would be working till 10:15 pm on Summer Solstice, I decided to celebrate the longest day of the year a day early, which for me simply means being outdoors until dark, […]

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The Best Camera is the One You Have…

As I drove down the gravel hill towards Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park west of Calgary, a clump of yellow flowers caught my eye. ‘Were those lady’s slippers?!’ I asked myself incredulously. ‘No’, I dismissed my […]

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Dreaming of Colour

Ugh…it has been snowing lazily all day, the sky a murky mass weighing on my spirit, all colour blotted by its bland whiteness.  Worst of all, it’s been like this all week, defying the saying […]

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Prairie Textures

And now for something a little closer to home.  On Earth Day, Monday, April 22, I came up with a new tradition for myself:  to seek out crocuses (or whatever is native to my current home), a flower […]

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Better Days

This week’s blog includes more photos of the grain elevators in Mossleigh, Alberta, southeast of Calgary.  These elevators, and the railroad tracks that run beside them, have definitely seen better days.  Pigeons come and go […]

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Quintessential Prairie

Last Sunday, I went for a photo tour southeast of Calgary.  I grew up on the prairies, and when I was in grade school, a poem called “If You’ve Ever Lived on the Prairies” by […]

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