If you do not live where the temperatures drop crazy low and the snow piles up you may not get this but today I got to take the van out without snow and cold!!! Don’t get me wrong the van works great in both but it is SOOO nice to be able to open the doors and windows or to get into the van and not worry about the cold or the snow. This is really the first time since bringing it home that I could do that!!!
So I thought that I would head out to Waterton yesterday (March 31, 2018) to get some pictures. On the way there I made a detour to Police lake area to see what was out and about. WELL there was a lot of snow out and about 🙂 . The main highways were good but the other roads were really covered and as I was getting closer to Police Lake the amount of snow on the roads got a lot deeper. The best thing about it was that there was hardly anybody on the road except for a few farmers feeding cattle.
Writing on Stone can be a hot and dry place in the summer but winter is usually cold and dry, not this winter. With all the crazy snow that we have gotten it looks more like a part of Alaska than southern Alberta.
Was heading down to camp for a couple days but the campground is not accessible as there is so much snow so just spend part of a day there.
I was out walking the dog yesterday and could not believe how hot the sun was. A good sign that spring is coming and with spring the birds. I love the spring birds as they are in good health and their colors are starting to enhance so what better time for a bird course.
This year I have added a full day with (6 hours) of shooting.
Some places I look forward to going but when I get there I am disappointed with the pictures that I get. Waterton is one of those places, there is soooo much to photograph that I get overwhelmed with it.
I have been trying to get out camping all winter and nothing. Have gone out to take pictures of wildlife and again nothing. Was so happy the other day that I saw some wildlife appear, saw an eagle, some hawks, some waterfowl and yes some gophers.
I have been a storm chaser since before the name storm chaser was cool, one thing that many people do not know is that while I love chasing storms I hate it when storms chase me! I like it when I can travel to a storm, love it when I get behind a storm or beside it and I can take my pictures, but when I am at home I really don’t like it when the storm comes at me.
This is a picture from last year during a chase. I got to follow a number of storms last year and some were great, many were major storms but really not the photogenic kind. This one had more lightning then I usually see in a year.