Yesterday I spent much of my time organizing my studio, scheduling some posts on my photoblog and getting rid of the last of the renovation dust in the house. The weather outside was unpredictable but after several hours in front of the computer I grabbed my iPhone and set out on a much needed walk.
Soon I was completely immersed in the prairie wind, pushing around massive cloud banks and creating white caps on the lake. The clouds obscured the sun off and on and created a murky color on the lake ranging from steel grey to grass green – a true feast for the senses! I was glad to carry the phone because it has a fairly decent camera enabling me to capture some stunning images.
Along the road I discovered several clusters of cacti, a testament to how dry it gets here during the summer. Most of the trees have leafed out but there is the odd one that is still holding back… Imagine my surprise when I came upon an orchard of apple trees in full bloom! I felt as if I had been magically transported to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia! I just had to leave the road to take in the white blossoms, pink tipped white buds and the sheer abundance of this rare sight in Saskatchewan! The deer that greeted me when I returned home are a daily sight – I just wanted to share this image with you. They are not at all afraid of humans – much to our dismay as it really limits our gardening endeavors…
I walk for fitness but mostly I walk to regroup and organize my thoughts. Yesterday’s sojourn helped to think over the details for my Annual Open Studio Event June 22nd through 24th, 2012. Invitations will be sent out by email shortly and a full blog post will be devoted to the details in plenty of time.
Before I sign off this morning I wanted to say Thank You to all for the support I have received from you, my blog followers and readers. I have been blogging with WordPress for four months now. During this time I have posted 63 entries (including today’s!), have had 15,509 “hits” and 493 comments! In comparison, my website on average would get 12,000 hits per year and the old blog resulted in few comments, questioning the validity of carrying on with posts. Switching to WordPress has been a fantastic experience. Thank you everyone and keep the comments coming!