Saturday, July 9, 2011

Gold on the Prairies!

I had a great drive to Red Deer today.  The small community we live in has a population of 3000.  We are about 2 hours to Calgary, or Red Deer or just a little over 2.5 hours to Med Hat.  We can get most everything right here in our little town,,,but what girl doesn't like a day of shopping!  Although, I wasn't in the city for long...I am a very quick shopper!!

Anyways, the weather was windy and stormy this morning when I left.  I put my camera in the car, a habit I am trying to get into.  I was glad I did, as the fields of canola are in full bloom and there is nothing quite like seeing the prairie bursting in yellow.  I stopped to shoot a little barn that is surrounded by canola.  The landowner cleared some old carraganas from the field, but left the barn!  I see that a piece of it was removed, but for the barn was left intact.   I guess he knew I would be needing a subject!!    I have also shot this barn in the winter.  Quite a difference when the prairie is full of color.

Cloudy skies this morning...





Coming home late afternoon, the sun was trying to make an appearance..


So, I pulled off the road again to shoot the barn with some different light.


Those are the Handhills in the background.


Don't you just love the wide open spaces !!
No traffic jams, no long lines, just peace and quiet.....


The only thing I dislike about coming home from a day of shopping is unloading the car and putting everything away!  I wanted some new summer clothes for work and found some great sales today!!  and of course found a few good items at Homesense.   After getting home, I went for a good hour walk and think I am ready to call it a day!  

Thanks for stopping by the country!


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30 comments:

andi said...

oh my goodness, this makes me miss home. amazing photos! we missed you at the link party this week :) have a blessed sunday!

Lorrie said...

Gorgeous photos. I went to college at Caronport and learned to love those wide open spaces. Last summer, in Medicine Hat for Colin's funeral, I took a walk along the bluff one evening and could feel the wideness and openness seep into my soul, reminding me of God's vast and unending love.

andi said...

thanks for linking up! :)

lisa said...

These are beautiful photographs Dawna!
Sure glad you took your camera with you.

Gina said...

Your photos are simply stunning! Glad to hear you enjoyed your shopping trip.

Dinah said...

Amazing photos! With a view like that, I would be driving out as much as i can ;-) Or maybe, I will be just by the roadside, admiring the view!

Yellow Birthday

Mika said...

OH WOW! what an awesome place...refreshing!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The sky is huge and the rapeseed (the original word for the made-up "canola") in bloom is stunning!

A LOVER OF YELLOW

A lover of yellow just may,
When given the floor, have her say
About the bright shade
That butters the glade
Like toast on a hot summer’s day!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Cathedral at Night

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful shots for mellow yellow Monday!

Liza said...

Oh wow! Wonderful shots. Have a fabulous week!

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Shobha said...

Wow ! Wow ! such beautiful clicks ..I feel like painting these scenes.

Clavel said...

wow! what an amazing view! GOD is good! I hope ypu could visit mine: http://ladyofthereel.blogspot.com/2011/07/mellow-yellow-monday1.html
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Farmgirl Paints said...

Gorgeous!! This was like salve to my soul this morning. I love old barns so much.

mercedesscott said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Lucky you that gets to "live" this! :)

chubskulit said...

Lovely yellows, this brightens up the start of the week!

My Mellow Yellow is at at Nostalgic Marveling blog, hope you can drop by. Have a great week ahead!

Tonya said...

Absolutely beautiful pics Dawna!! Love the contrast of the yellow with the blue sky!! Breathtaking!

Amy@mad.amyt said...

These are georgeous!!! I have a canola view from my backyard! Got to love Alberta countryside! (**except for the amazing amounts of rain we have been getting!) it's nice to see the sun in your pics!!! -just north of you... Amy

Pamela Gordon said...

These pictures are just stunning! I noticed a small field of canola not far from me that I must go and photograph too. I love your pics!

for the love of a house said...

absolutely, positively stunning photographs! what a beautiful place to call home!

joan

Tricia ♥Charming Barn Hunter♥ said...

OHHHHHH How very very very beautiful! These shots are extraordinarily GORGEOUS!!! Shhh, I don't usually beg, but PLLLEEEEASE link up this post to Barn Charm tomorrow evening... Everyone HAS to see these! You should frame them & hang them on your wall... Definitely frame worthy!!! =)

Ever Green Tree said...

Wow! Such a breathtaking view. Looks like a carpet of Gold! Picturesque :)

Rose said...

I really love each and every photograph here...they are fantastic. Love those fields of yellow and love that barn.

Tanya said...

wow, what a beautiful area that is!

MarieElizabeth said...

These are fantastic! Great colors, composition, and variety of shots.

Tricia ♥Charming Barn Hunter♥ said...

*SCREAM* I'm so glad you linked up to Barn Charm... thank you so much - I may have to come back & buy prints, they're just so beautiful. I can see them hanging on my wall

Ms. Becky said...

Hi Dawna, I'm stopping in on a barn charm tour; it's very nice to meet you. your photos are astounding! I love that diamond-shaped window just under the peak. your photographs dazzle! happy Tuesday to you.

Ann Porteous said...

Love the barn! The yellow fields of color are amazing!

Mari said...

Wow! That is such a neat barn. The diamond window and the siding are such nice touches. The big field with the gold flowers makes a perfect setting!

Carole said...

What a wonderful barn shot! I expect to see Laura Ingalls Wilder come running across the prairie at any moment. lol

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alicia said...

WOW! These are breathtaking photos! Seriously. Took my breath away. Great job having the camera handy.

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