Thursday, February 26, 2009

An October evening photo of a duck on Wascana Lake, I can't think of anything more peaceful than a walk around the lake. (Skywatch Friday)




This is a photo I took last week along the north shore of Wascana Lake. Kinda gives one an idea of what the park is like this time of year, cold and lots of snow but still beautiful. As a matter of fact I think I'm going to go out for a walk right now......umm I just looked at the temperature to the right and I think I'll pass for today, lol. Have a great weekend everyone!

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71 comments:

George said...

I think NOT taking a walk right now is probably a good idea, but the park is certainly beautiful. I especially like that first picture.

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Oh my, I thought we had cold temps! We have a regular heat wave of 47 degrees at present. It has been bitter cold here this winter but slowly climbing! Very nice photos by the way. I like the lonely duck the best.

Deborah Godin said...

The duck doesn't seem to mind, but in that second one, even the sky is shivering!

Martin In Bulgaria said...

Lovely calming picture of the solitary duck on the lake.

Esther Garvi said...

That first picture is amazing! Can't imagine the cold though... The fan is on over in these parts!

Champ Townboy said...

Two gorgeous shots!!

Linda Jacobs said...

Good call to stay inside! It is a beautiful area, though, and your photos really show it off so well!

Carver said...

Those are both beautiful photographs in their own unique ways.

Pat and Abe said...

Very nice photos for SkyWatch Friday. I am always interested in what others are doing.

My Skywatch Post

Steffi said...

Great winter photos!Very beautiful.Have a nice weekend!

shaker said...

Apparently, you do not need more snow !
Happy swf !

Tarolino said...

Snowy lakes on a clear day are so very beautiful but the first shot has real magic. Lovely.

Thanks also for becoming a follower :)

benrope said...

Very beautiful colors in the first picture. I like it.

Tricia said...

-22? Dear GOD in Heaven! Very cold but a beautiful capture! Love the colors!!!

Rose said...

Wow, these are beautiful...I love the top one for the picture as a whole, but I love the color cast on the snow in the bottom one. And your header photo makes a great sky watch photo, too.

Mojo said...

Terrific composition with the duck(?) to firm up the midground like that. Awesome. Just awesome.

Rob Ripma said...

Great shots! Love the reflection in the first one!

Teri C said...

What a gorgeous view!! I won't even tell you that our temperature is near 90 today.

I enjoy your beautiful photos all week even though I don't always stop.

Happy Skywatch.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I very much like the way the light casting colour on the snow. ;-)

Marie said...

Beautiful photos!

Kallen305 said...

Gorgeous photos! I love how small the duck looks when you see that vast, gorgeous landscape.

VALKYRIEN said...

Great shots! The first one is just beautiful in both colour and composition!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, it does look cold, but so very beautiful. Wonderful shots as always, Guy!

Thanks for sharing, have a great SWF and a great weekend!

Leora said...

You are good at capturing beauty at all time of the year. Thanks for sharing these cold but lovely pics.

earthtoholly said...

Ahhh, I love the reflection of that beautiful sky on your lake...very nice!

Gill - That British Woman said...

great shots, do you think Spring will be here any time soon?

Gill

Lene said...

Good evening :)

I just love reflections, and this first picture is sooooo pretty :) Both of them are great, but the duck and the sky in the water.... Beautiful!

Weekend tomorrow! A perfect one, I hope - for you and your lovley wife :)
Greetings from Norway :)

J Bar said...

Brilliant pond shot.

Ida said...

Beautiful, both of them. :)

bowledover said...

The water reflections of the sky colour is wonderful.
These pictures are lovely and I too would stay in rather than face the snow.

Frankie / Nick said...

Fabulous photos, can't blame you for staying in though. We lived in Edmonton for many years and remember the weather well. Here's hopng for an early sring.

Frankie / Nick said...

Fabulous photos, can't blame you for staying in though. We lived in Edmonton for many years and remember the weather well. Here's hopng for an early sring.

RuneK said...

Gorgeous shots! Happy SkyWatch :)

Susie of Arabia said...

Wow, Guy, you take the prettiest pics - they're always so artistic. My fave is the top one. Amazing...

m_m said...

I like the colours of the photos!

Today's Blah... said...

Beautiful lake, I bet the walks are so meditative... Happy skywatching!

Tess said...

Beautiful shots!!!!! I love it! I love your blog too.

Dewdrop said...

Heck, why walk around it, why not on...? Yuck! It's beautiful, but it's certainly not for me in the bottom shot! Probably a good idea to pass on today's walk... brrrrr.

Sue said...

Wow! Your temp is currently -21! I really need to not feel sorry for myself that it's 25 and windy right now, here in SE Nebraska. It's a good thing you have some back up pics! They are lovely, and I enjoyed looking to see where I left off last time I was here.

Have a great weekend, and keep warm!

Ruth said...

I think I like the October picture best. Very soon I will refuse to post any more snow pictures...enough winter for me!

Ana said...

Both shots are so perfect sw.;)

TCKK said...

I love the duck on the lake and I love your header photo!! Beautiful

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Brrr! Great contrasts! hehe

~Lisa

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I love that first shot!Very nice!

PJ said...

I'm very cold-natured. I would be miserable in constant snow. Brrrr! Beautiful contrast study for this week, Guy.

Denise said...

Beautiful photos, both great shot but that first one with the duck, awesome. You are such a super photographer, always a joy to visit and see what you have to share with us out here. Happy weekend!

Babooshka said...

Both just superb the light and tones. I agree a walk around my own lake gives me such a sense of well being.

Jan said...

Beautiful photos. Love the reflection in the top one, and brrrr, on the 2nd one.

Raven said...

Great photos - Have a great week end.

SandyCarlson said...

I love that view! So peaceful.

Wren said...

That's beautiful, but I wouldn't go out in this weather, either. It will be fun to see the lake slowly morph into spring.

Pam said...

All seasons are beautiful in there own unique way, just like the seasons of our lives. Wonderful photos, Guy... thank you for following my blog. I will send you some warm weather:) Pam

Tink *~*~* said...

Oh, that first pic is LOVELY. The reflection is beautiful. Happy Friday!

Tink *~*~*
Now Playing at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* : Sanibel Island, pre-Charlie

2sweetnsaxy said...

LOL! I can imagine turning back from that walk too. Both are great shots. What a difference, huh? I like walking around the lake near me too but I don't have to worry about the snow. The only snow that lake sees is in the distance mountains. :-D

marie-louise said...

It does look so very peaceful - beautiful photos of winter.

VioletSky said...

Love the reflection in the first one with the swimming duck.

Hilda said...

Your first photo is so peaceful! If the second photo is what your weather is like now, I don't blame you for not taking that walk! :)

Happy Sky Watching!

Bohol Today said...

I love the sky, the water and that duck on the first photo. Very serene.

Lew said...

Beautiful color in this one!

uncleawang said...

You have a set of wonderful photos of skywatch.Thanks for sharing.

angela said...

I think I'd just enjoy that beautiful sunset from the warmth of the car. It's far too cold to venture out.

Amy Bender said...

Oh my those are great photos, I love the duck in the first one.

Carletta said...

Beautiful! That water is gorgeous.I've come to believe you live in a beautiful part of the world. You always showcase it wonderfully.

I'm trying to catch up this week and want to thank you for all your nice comments on my new photoblog. Thanks so much!

My Sky Watch is at Carletta’s Captures.

Carolyn said...

wow!this is really a great place and nice shot. I love to visit this place someday:-)

syel said...

you're probably right about not taking the walk. i like the warm glow reflected on the water. beautiful!

Halcyon said...

Beautiful sky - as always. I think you have some kind of magic light up there in Regina.

Happy Friday!!!

RJ Flamingo said...

What beautiful skies! I like both shots - they give such very different feelings.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I love the reflection of the sky in the water on that first shot.

John said...

Gorgeous shots!

Have a nice weekend.

Geoff said...

Great reflective shots. superb photos!

Sebastian said...

It's photos like this that make me think that I have a slight disadvantage when working with the English climate, and landscape :)

Great photo!

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