Monday, April 30, 2012
I love the prairie sky during the spring and summer months ... the clouds 'roll!' And just when you wonder if the dust will ever be settled, the rain does fall! Yes, we received some of that much needed rain back on the weekend and the clouds have rolled back in again with the forecast for more rain! I won't object!
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Yes, we made it back home but not before enjoying a fabulous weekend in those beautiful Rocky Mountains celebrating my Brother's wedding! The Bride and Groom could not have asked for a better weekend ... the weather was 'perfect!' And a trip down the river in their canoe was a perfect way to celebrate their special day!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Meet my Brother and his wonderful and gorgeous Fiance! Yes, they are shy but today is their wedding! I can't begin to express how happy I am for my lil' brother! He has truly found a gem to spend his life with and we, as his family, are so fortunate to have his fiance join our family! She is a remarkable gal! This was a picture taken from last summer during our annual canoe trip. Our canoeing adventure is already planned and will be on our doorstep before we know it. Although this time, there will be 'Newlyweds' on the trip! Congratulations you two! May you have a lifetime of treasured adventures and happiness! Love Ya!
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
It was a cold, dreary, windy, spring day. A day in which the texture of old wooden corrals and barns stand out as dark landmarks against a dull, barren, spring landscape. The only thing swaying in the wind are the remnants of last years grasses and weeds.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The first few weeks in spring always seem to start off slow and then 'over night' it seems like you can't get enough done in a day. Well, the fencing supplies are ready for someone to put in a few miles of fence this year. Hmm ... that's likely one of the items on my 'honey-do' list.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Finally, a warm enough day to bring out the shorts, flip flops and the 'BUBBLES!' Who doesn't love playing with bubbles? Well, I think any 'kid at heart' does and I am thankful that my boys enjoy 'the lil' things' in life! We reached a high of 26 celcius today. I think spring has definitely sprung!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
WOW! What a gorgeous spring day! I think we hit a high of 22C but don't quote me. However, in saying that, such gorgeous spring weather usually means there is a 'honey - do' list miles long and first on the list is usually prepping equipment for the up and coming seeding season! So with the 'honey - do' list in hand and not my camera, I repeated yesterdays picture taking tactics ... grabbing a last minute snap of the setting sun!
Saturday, April 21, 2012
We all live under the same sky,
but we don't all have the same horizon.
We had a crazy long, busy day and the only opportunity I had to take a photo was on our drive home. Nothing fancy and power lines included ... the final snip of the sun setting! Good night everyone!
Friday, April 20, 2012
I've lain on the prairie and heard grasses sigh.
I've stared at the vast open bowl of the sky.
I've seen al those castles and faces in the clouds,
My home is the prairie, and I cry out loud.
It was certainly 'spring' out on the prairies today. The sun was warm, the wind cool and the dust was blowing. The clouds rolled in and out like waves on a sea and for a brief moment they even brought hope of a rain shower! Alas, the wind blew it away!
I also wanted to mention that Canadian Artist, Gena LaCoste painted a watercolour portrait of 'Olive, the Great Horned Owl!' Check out Olive's beautiful portrait and check out Gena's amazing work at http://genalacoste.blogspot.ca/ and http://www.genalacoste.com.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Apparently this lil' lady really wanted her picture taken! If the dog hadn't barked, I'm certain my lens hood would have had 'heifer drool' on it! Yes, the girls are still at home but with a bit of rain and sunshine our pastures will welcome them soon!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Yes, for a fleeting moment we saw a bit of blue sky and the morning sun. However, it was quickly replaced with overcast, grey skies and interludes of rain, snow and wind! ... We need the moisture! LOL!
Friday, April 13, 2012
We missed the snow but we did manage to receive a few droplets of rain! With the shortage of snow this past winter and the lack of rain last fall ... we are definitely going to need a few more droplets to green things up and keep things green!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
This feather caught my eye as it danced and twisted in the wind today. Yes, it was another overcast, windy spring day but hopefully those clouds will promise to bring some rain! The prairie could certainly stand a bath!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
You know spring is aligning itself and taking hold when the male blackbirds return to our cattail sloughs to stake out their 'territory!' Apparently the 'gals' love to return a week or two later to the males 'raspy song tunes!'
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
And it's true ... those clouds are not carrying any rain nor ushering a storm. Instead, the wind howled again today ... another 'drying' springtime windy day. The only problem ... we really don't need anymore 'drying' winds. Instead, we could certainly use a nice warm spring rain! So, here's hoping those clouds do decide to carry rain or usher a storm!
Monday, April 9, 2012
Not the greatest photo but I loved how Gypsy was enjoying the beautiful spring day ... out in the big blue slough under the big, blue sky! Give it time ... it won't belong before that slough is not quite so blue ....
Sunday, April 8, 2012
The winter snows are definitely gone and some seeds are in fact beginning to burst. However, there was apparently a strange chicken in my yard overnight that left behind brightly coloured eggs filled with chocolate! Hmm ... or was it the Easter Bunny??? Haha! I still have lil' ones that will tell you the Easter Bunny had been to our house! So with that being said, from my family to all of yours, I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Easter Sunday! Happy Easter everyone!