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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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Sunday walk April 22 2018

The Boy (my friend and protector) and I went crocus hunting today.  We found a few and some other interesting sights.

 

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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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Southern Priaire Railway

The month of September was brought to an end by going on a “Women on the Go” tour.  We traveled by bus to Ogema SK.  Once there we toured the Deep South Museum.  There was a lot to see but time was short.  Next we boarded the Southern Prairie rail train and began our journey.  Top speed was 20 miles per hour. The turn round point was at the ghost town of Horizon.  Returning to Ogema we were served a wonderful  fowl supper provided by Candice Schwindt.  Afterward we boarded the bus and returned to Regina.  I hope you enjoy the small sampling of what I saw.  Lots of wide open prairie! I’ve provided a link to the Southern Prairie Railway and Women on the Go tours website also.

http://www.southernprairierailway.com/

http://womenonthegotours.com/

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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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Food – Wonderful Food

We all love food and we can’t live without it.  I was lucky enough to attend a “food
show”.  It was a feast for the eyes but unfortunately there were no samples given out.
I hope you enjoy the following show.  Warning – it could make you hungry.

 

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Something to think about

I attended a high school track meet.  What energy!  As I moved thru the events, I saw an athlete warming up.  It was the only time I saw him all day.  Maybe he was there to give me a message!  As I watched I thought – “What do I have to complain about”!  We are all guilty of some complaints – my knee is sore, oh how my hip hurts, my bones ache.  Seeing this athlete made me realize how small my aches and pains are.  So next time you start to say “oh my ________ hurts” –  thinks of those who don’t have the same body part to ache.  And jump for joy!

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Instagram

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

Back for another year

For several years, we have had a Red Fox move in under the steel bins across the road from our home.  It appears once again we have one in residence.  As the Red Fox has a life span of about 5 years, I am assuming the one we have now and maybe last year, is an off spring of the original one we saw.  This shots were captured with my Browning Trail camera.  Hopefully I will be able to show you some of this years kits.

 

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Garden Tour

From castles to flowers.  On Saturday I attended the Garden Tour at White City, SK.  It was amazing.  A lot of time and love was spent creating the spaces on disaplay.  I’m attaching a few photos to give you an idea what I saw.

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