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PWP Week of June 28 2020

This week was a week of celebration.  July 1st  for my Canadian friends and July 4th for my American friends.  Hope all had a good time.  I spent July 1st home with my family. The only fireworks was the discussion on what to have for supper!  We had warm/hot weather and thunderstorms this week.  The shots of the clouds are straight out of the camera.  No magic editing.  The clouds looked fierce but we only had minimum wind and 3/10th of rain.  My assistant the trail camera caught a whitetail doe and her fawn and two of the bucks that spend time in our area. The Boy and I went on a road trip one day.  Saw some cattle and a moose on a hill that someone had built .  Looks pretty realistic. One evening when we were out and about, there were turkey vultures flying over head.  That does give a person a funny feeling!  On one of our hot days The Boy and I spent time in Studio 13 experimenting with different props and backgrounds.  I had a good time, felt good getting the creative parts of the brain working.  The Boy had a good nap!

All in all it was a good week. Hope to see you next week.

W.

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PWP Week of June 21, 2020

Happy Sunday!  My week went fast, how was yours.  This week we have some action shots.  Flying ducks and bees; running coyote and deer.  My assistant the Trail camera caught some great ones of the deer that live in our pasture.  We are pretty dry here and a caught Quill having a dust bath.  Think he was trying to impress the ladies.  One evening we had an unwanted guest on our front lawn.  This shot was taken thru the window as I wasn’t going outside. Went on a road trip but the only shots I have from it are the ones of the mule deer doe in action.  The driver didn’t see the photo opportunities I did and wasn’t inclined to stop.  I counted about ten shots that would have fit in here.  Oh well. Hope you enjoy these.  I’m hoping to spend some time in Studio 13 being creative this week.

Come back next week and see what manifested.

W.

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2020 is here

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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Historical Bell Barn

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!

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Determined

The senior girls at the high school rodeo were putting in some blistering times.

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Flatlanders Car show 2019

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.

 

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Moose Jaw 2019 version

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.

 

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Update on last post

Thought it was to good to be true.  Apparently to follow the link in the last post you need a google account to view it.  I left the post on for those of you who already have accounts.  I apologize to those of you who don’t.

Please contact me at     Prairiewindphotography3@gmail.com    if you are having trouble with any of my posts or you just wish to say hi.

W.


Monday’s work

I was working on another project and found these photos in Google Photos and thought I’d see if I could share them here.  When the photo appears you view the rest by clicking on the arrows on the right and left.  These shots are from 2015.  Enjoy.

Monday’s work

W.

 


Team on black

Awhile ago I posted this photo on Instagram.

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The owners of the team happen to follow my Instagram account and contacted me to commission a print to be printed on canvas sized to 24″ by 26″.  It is difficult to turn a square into a rectangle so I reworked print and came up with this creation.

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They were pleased with the new picture and sent me a picture of the picture on their living room wall.  It did look nice.

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Barrel racing 2018

I was able to attend some barrel racing the summer of 2018.  Here are some of the photos I was able to catch.  Hopefully I will be able to photography more in  2019.  I am hoping to start a page in the Gallery.  Enjoy.

 

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A Street Fair

Today Mother Nature is having a temper tantrum.  Snow and blowing snow.  Not too cold out just nasty.  A good day to visit a street fair. The day I was there it was a nice warm day in August.  The fair was held in Moose Jaw Sk.  This is the first but not the last time I will explore the offerings.  There was a lot to see, both sides of the street had something to draw a person in.  Here is some of what I saw.

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2019 Knocking at the door

2019 is approaching very fast.  I hope 2018 was a good year for you.  There are not too many things I’d change if I have to live 2018 over, so that must mean it was a good year.  It was a good year in a photograph sense.  Saw and photographed some new things which I intend to share in the New Year. Indoor barrel racing; a street fair, a rodeo, horse pulling and trail camera shots. And there is always the unexpected. For several years, over 25, I’ve given calendars created from photos I took during the year, as gifts.  Below are a few that shots that were used for 2019 calendars.  The crystal one was a new theme but was appreciated and fun to create.  I hope you enjoy the photos.  I look forward to all the photo opportunities 2019 brings.  Happy New Year to You.

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Christmas at Government House

Government House in Regina, SK is all decorated for the season.  A friend and I spent an enchanted few hours exploring.  I wish someone would decorate my house half as nice as the rooms we saw.  I hope the following photos brings you magic also.

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Cathedral Village Arts Festival

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!

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The day of the herons

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.

 

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If I were a fish ……

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.

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Flatland Cruisers Inc. Car Show

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.

www.flatlandcruisers.com

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Instagram

I have begun posting photos on Instagram.  You can follow me at will. 1157 or Wilma Olmsted.


Stone Hall Castle

 

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/

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Fall Colors

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.

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Saskatchewan Cowboy Dressage.

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.

http://scd15.yolasite.com/

The Saskatchewan Cowboy Dressage is on Facebook and their webpage is http://skcowboydressage.com/

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Address change

Please note the e-mail address for Prairie Wind Photography has changed. It is now –

Prairiewindphotography3@gmail.com

Wilma


Greeting cards and signs

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