I spent a wonderful time at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival in Regina. So much talent!
“Everything that makes Regina’s Cathedral neighbourhood special was showcased at this year’s 27th annual Cathedral Village Arts Festival.
“This year’s theme is ‘expect the unexpected,’” said festival co-chair Barbara Tomporowski. “We have a whole week of free artistic events.”
From music and art to food and dance, the event is all about community and celebration.”
I hope you enjoy some of what I saw. I look forward to next year’s festival!
One morning The Boy and I left for our morning walk and we were greeted with a surprise. The field just south of us was covered with herons. We are used to seeing a few but not a few hundred. It was truly amazing. As we watched more keeping flying over and landing. They stayed most of the day. The next morning the field was empty. And quiet. I did get some photos, so I know we weren’t dreaming. Enjoy.
If I were a fish, I’d want my owner to ask Lisa or Jame to provide a home for me. No they don’t run a pet store or operate an aquarium store. The Village Merchant is an import store in Grenfell, SK that they own. It has amazing items but it a fish’s heaven. Lisa and Jame import hand blown glass mounted on drift wood bases, from Bali. Each one is unique and different. You won’t find two fish living in a like bowl. Of course the bowls can have different uses if you don’t own a fish. Use your imagination. They import more wonderful items along with the bowls. I’ve attached some photos of just a few bowls they have to offer. Visit their store at 791 Desmond Street Grenfell Sk. and view their website — www.thevillagemerchantimporting.ca to see some of what they have to sell. They sell to retail and wholesale.
I’m not a car person. I couldn’t tell a ’52 Chevy from a 67. However I do like seeing cars that have been restored with such loving care, the adornments and of course listening to the roar of the engines. The Flatland Cruisers Inc. – car buffs in Indian Head and Qu’Appelle, with members across the Prairies, hold a car show every year the third week in June. Their “Show and Shine” attracts all types of vehicles. I hope you enjoy seeing some of what was on display. It was quite a show.
Here is link to the Flatland Cruiser Inc. website and you can find them on Facebook.
I have begun posting photos on Instagram. You can follow me at will. 1157 or Wilma Olmsted.
I visited a medieval castle. Experience no jet lag, was home in time for chores and dinner. The castle is located in Regina, SK., and is the creation of Jason Hall. It is wonderful. From the outside it appears to be a stone house, similar to others along College Ave. Step in side and you are in a medieval European Castle. When in Regina, take the tour. It is well worth it. http://www.stonehallcastle.com/
Fall has such vibrant colors, for the short time the leaves and berries last. We had high winds yesterday so most of the leaves here are gone. I did mange to get photos of some for the short time they were on the trees. Hope you enjoy seeing them.
I have taken photos at Saskatchewan Cowboy Dressage events and will be taking more at their Canadian Nationals event in September. The photos can be viewed and ordered from the following website.
The Saskatchewan Cowboy Dressage is on Facebook and their webpage is http://skcowboydressage.com/
Please note the e-mail address for Prairie Wind Photography has changed. It is now –
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And it is true. I started creating custom greeting cards a while ago. Probably due to need. I needed a card urgently and no stores close. Then it became fun. I could create a card custom-made to the person I was giving it to. For years I have created the Christmas card we send out. People tell me they look forward to a new one each year and keep them. A friend asked for a birthday card with a photo of her husband as a little boy for his mother. A shower card for a daughter from the mother with photos of them together. A card for the mother of the bride. No one thinks of the emotions a mother of the bride goes through the day her daughter gets married. The birthday of an accomplished team roper. These are cards not available in stores. Signs are another that can be custom-made to the person or the occasion. A photo can be used for many things. I hope you enjoy viewing some of the card faces I have created. Now with e-mail instead of having a two fold card with writing inside, the writing is just placed below or beside the photo. Some pretty awesome keepsakes can be created with photos and imagination! I won’t be putting Hallmark out of business – all can be seen in The Gallery under Greeting cards and signs