Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sunset on the Lake

As the sun sets, the water glows with apricot lightning over the pale moss of rippling waves.



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Friday, May 30, 2014

Prairie Crocus on the Hillside

Because it's still Spring, even though the Prairie Crocuses have stopped blooming for another season... 



Monday, April 7, 2014

Ring-billed Gull on a Rock

Spring, and the birds are returning north — and Ring-billed Gulls are flocking to Wascana Lake.


There have been times in the past when gulls have seemed merely annoying, with their screeching, squawking, food-stealing gall... But they, too, are a sign of spring. A welcome one.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve

Many years ago, I found glass reindeer ornaments in a gift shop in Seattle. They reminded me of the small glass reindeer that hung on our family Christmas tree when I was very young. I bought a pair and every year since, they've glowed high on my tree, above  cats' playful paws and dogs' wagging tails. One day, perhaps my kids will see reindeer ornaments for sale in a dusty corner of yet another gift shop, and remember this tree. 



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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Western Kingbird on Barbed Wire Fence

I love the prairie birds of summer, gliding to rest on the grass or a fence. Lately, I've seen several Western Kingbirds around Regina. Here's one of those lemon yellow and grey flycatchers; it landed on barbed wire and watched until I drove on.



Western Kingbird on the Fence  

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Aurora Man in the Northern Lights

A favourite shot from one of last fall's Northern Lights displays... Aurora Man! 


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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Portrait of a Rancher in a Black Hat

Black hat tipped against the wind, the rancher watches, waits.

Rancher.  Photo Copyright © Shelley Banks, all rights reserved.

Rancher.   © SB 

(And yes, I know this man wears many more hats than just a rancher's...

Taken in Grasslands National Park, using Auto-FP/high speed sync flash to catch the natural light and light the face beneath the hat. 

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