It's been a long time since I've taken so few photos in the span of a week or so. Between my increasing difficulty moving around (although it gets dramatically better if there is a good photo op in front of me), the bitter cold (minus 40s windchill over the weekend and on into today) and, I suppose, a bit of the January "blahs", I just haven't been logging my usual number of shots. Even the ravens seem to be MIA of late, and they can always be counted on to get my enthusiasm up. Maybe I'll have to make a field trip to the dump to see if I can get a few shots of the regular flock over there.
Shot one shows the results of the current population and economic boom we are experiencing in Saskatoon and area. The good agricultural land just east of the city is being rapidly encroached upon by the ever-expanding suburbs that ring the city, and by the next year or so the houses will have overtaken the space where these pieces of farm machinery are parked for the winter.
Shot two goes back a few weeks, to when the weather was a little more conducive to turning Alpac out without his blanket. His friend Dubie (on the right) goes blanketless all winter so he's a little more hardy, but Alpac sports a winter blanket for his regular daily turnout, and just gets to go naked when he goes out to play after hours. Both boys are looking a little round these days, due to not being worked regularly.
The weekend was so cold that even the snowmen were turning blue! I spotted this fellow (promoting the upcoming Blues Festival) on a trip across town. He definitely catches the eye.
This sky looks a little threatening, but despite the dramatic visuals, nothing serious came out of it. Taken one day last week on the way home from the barn.
I was looking for some photos of an outing I took with a friend and my grandson last summer, and this shot of a couple of the Ebon horses in their home pasture down the hill from the stables was among the shots in that folder. It's just so nice to see green grass in this field that is now feet deep in snow that I thought I'd share it today.