I’m visiting the Palouse for the first time over the weekend. The spring landscape in the early light this morning presented many of the hues in the Easter color palette. As for first impressions, this is truly beautiful country and it is a fantastic place to explore. There is much more to say, but the sun is shining and there are many more Easter eggs to find in these hills.
A few photographs from around the prairie west of Calgary as spring continues to build momentum.
The distortion of the windshield suggested the heat of a summer day. When this fellow came into view I waited for him to walk into position to balance the telephone poles.
The blue eyes of this horse were a little disconcerting. I had a quick read about blue eyed horses and although not particularly rare, there is an interesting history about them. Just looks a bit crazy to me.
There is a lot of standing water on the prairies right now. With the warmer weather, the snow has all melted so the water is starting to drain out of the minor depressions. This American Coot chose a true pond which won’t run dry in the middle of the summer – most of the waterfowl are pretty savvy in this regard but occasionally there is a small family that ends up making a trek from a slough that’s become a mud pit to a deeper body of water. That said, this photograph finds the bird swimming parallel to a rippled reflection of a telephone pole broken up across the water’s surface.