New Years Day I spent out in the fresh air, not at a table loaded with food. That came later, two hours later. Friends gathered for a sleigh ride. Five teams loaded with people with plastic vehicles being pulled behind. I thought they were for the little people in the group but throughout the ride I saw a number of big people enjoying the fun. Once we were back in the yard, everyone gathered in the house for stories, laughter and a super potluck supper. If you went home hungry, that was your own fault. New Years Day 2020 saw a lot of people going home fun, happy and probably a bit tired. Please enjoy the photos from the day. The last three photos were taken from inside the caboose. Sorry there is no potluck supper at the conclusion!
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2020 will be here tomorrow. By now the 2020 calendars that were given as gifts will be waiting to be hung and the 2019 calendars will be put away. The collection of photos for the 2021 calendar has begun. If anyone is interested in purchasing a 2021 calendar – $20.00 each, please contact me. Prairiewindphotography3@gmail.com
Thank you for visiting my site in 2019 and I hope you return in 2020. Here for you viewing pleasure are the photos used for the new year’s calendar. You can see more of my photos on Instagram — Wilma Olmsted (Will.1157).
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After a couple years of not attending, I went to the Canadian Western Agribition to photography the horse pulls. These gentle giants put on a good show. The weight divisions were light weight, middle weight and heavy weight. I am posting a sampling of the shots I took. If you are interest in seeing more visit the gallery on the club’s website. Qu’Appelle Valley Horse Pull Club
This December, a friend and I explored Dutch Growers in Regina. What a wonderful place. So much to see. I could have wondered around there all day. I’ve put a few of the photos I took that day together. Hope you enjoy them. I enjoyed taking them. There is one in the collection I didn’t take. A nice young man, employee at Dutch Growers, took one of me sitting in the Santa sleigh. Unfortunately Santa wasn’t there. Maybe next year!
The historical round Bell Barn in Indian Head SK has many functions during the year. I attended the Horse Fair this year. The day was perfect and there was lots to see and learn. Here is some of what I saw. As it is a yearly event, I plan to attend next year. Maybe I will see you there!
The senior girls at the high school rodeo were putting in some blistering times.
I had a fun time at the Flatlanders Car show 2019 edition. It was a great day. A good crowd was out viewing the superb cars on display. Here are a few of the beauties I saw.
The tradition continues. Once again, I traveled with a friend to see what the Moose Jaw side walk days 2019 had to offer. We weren’t disappointed. We walked further as there was more to see this year. I even weakened and bought a beautiful t-shirt, which I have worn often. Sometimes things bought on impulse end up living in a drawer! All that walking made up both hungry so off to Boston Pizza we went and enjoyed a wonderful lunch. I am already looking forward to the 2020 Side Walk Day in Moose Jaw. Please enjoy a few of the sights we saw.
I am very fortunate to live where I live. So many photo opportunities. There is a family of closes living very close to the farmstead. I imagine they are related to the ones that have live close for a number of years. I think I read once that the female will return to where she was born to raise her young. For what ever reason, I am so glad they are close. Watching the Kitts play is like having a basket of puppies. These photos were taken with a Browning Trail Camera. It has been set up by the den long before the Kitts arrived. They just think it is part of the scenery. There are five Kitts in total. They don’t seem to play outside together all the time. This may be a survival mode. I read (yes I do a lot of reading) that out of six only two or three will live to September. Yes Mother Nature can be cruel. I hope you enjoy watching them as much as I do.
Yesterday I attended my first high school rodeo. Such eager and dedicated young people. And gorgeous horses. I could have brought a trailer load home. It was horribly cold out, Mother Nature was blowing out of the Northwest straight into the bleachers. The photos you are about to see are the juniors. I was too frozen to stay for the seniors. By the time the juniors were finished I couldn’t tell the difference between camera shake and body shake. Hope you enjoy the action.