Red Rock Coulee

Red Rock Coulee – Great in all seasons!

Red Rock Coulee
Red Rock Coulee
Red Rock Coulee

If you are looking for an amazing road trip may I suggest Red Rock Coulee.  I have driven past on highway 3 a number of times and always wondered what was there, now I know. It is well worth the drive for a day or even if you want to stay in the area for a couple days.

Will be heading back that way soon for some more pictures and exploring!  Funny thing is that all the rock pictures that I took and I like the flower ones the best!

This place is amazing, a little out of the way and NO services. There is one broken picnic table and that is all the extras that are there. But it is well worth the drive. I do suggest that you go WELL prepared. When it is hot out this place is even hotter. If it is dry this place is drier. When it is cool this place is COLD!! There is no shelter to get out of the weather unless you hide behind a rock and they are not that big!

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Canada Geese

Canada Geese on ice. Chilling out

There is always one trying strike up the band!!!

Reminds me of a conductor at the height of a major movement, unfortunately the band is asleep on this one.

A cold January morning finds the gees flocking to the last open ice on the lake. I would rather be someplace warmer but they seemed to like the cold water. A hot tub would have been my first choice!

Stafford Lake, Alberta

Canada Geese

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My photographic bucket list – The Marmot

The Yellow-bellied Marmot another subject on my bucket list

Marmot on the look out
Marmot on the look out

I have never written down a bucket list but I do have one or should I say two. Today I found something on one of those lists – a Yellow-bellied Marmot. Some days they seem to get longer as I hear of new subjects that I would like to shoot.  The reason that I have two bucket lists is that one list I try to keep realistic. Items on that list are accessible to me in western Canada, like the Yellow-bellied Marmot. On the second list I have items that are crazier like a lion in Africa, Penguins, Tigers, etc.

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Waterton Summer 2018

From my last trip July 23 2018 to Waterton summer 2018 – Red Rock Canyon

The parks started to allow foot and bike traffic on Red Rock Parkway so I wanted to take a trip to see what it looked like.  I am a fan of fires and how nature rebuilds and to me this is amazing.  I wish that the fire was not as large as it was but the damage is done so we need to live with the results.

With only a few months of regrowth the park looks amazing.

Waterton summer 2018 - The beaver pond
Waterton summer 2018 – The beaver pond
Waterton summer 2018 - The road
The road
Looking west
Black & Green
Flowers and more flowers
Fire Weed
More fire weed
Lunch with an old friend
Liking the new growth and berries
Waterton Summer 2018 New life
Life in one of the heavier burnt areas
Waterton Summer 2018 new food sources
Seeds and more seeds
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More finishing – White Turtle III

Finishing the small things

So doing the initial build was easy, but I am still doing the little finishing that needs to be done.  As mentioned before I hate to preplan the build to far in advance as things seem to change as the build progresses.  So I had a pile of small finishing projects to work on that I managed to get done over the past week.

Several little projects are now done……

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Yellow-Headed Blackbird

Went out to photography the Yellow-headed Blackbird. Had a great day. The birds co-operated and the weather was amazing.

When I think of spring this is one of the birds that I think of.  They are loud, brightly colored and fun to watch. On top of all that they really don’t care if you are taking their picture.  So many birds once a person comes into their range they act differently.  Not these guys!!  They will sing and dance for hours!

Yellow-headed blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)

McQuillan Reservoir May 21, 2018

Canon 70D

Sigma 150-600

Love this time of year as the birds look great with their bright colors.

Yellow-Headed Blackbird

More pictures below

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