Monday, February 19, 2007

Family Day

Yesterday was Saskatchewan's very first Family Day, a new provincial holiday. Dan and I took advantage of the beautiful weather and went for a walk in the afternoon. Although it had become cloudy, it was mild and calm.
We are so fortunate to live at the edge of the city adjacent to a large park along a creek. We frequently see muskrats, beavers, and a large variety of birds. Our neighbors told us that they spotted a trio of coyotes at the end of our street one winter evening. We only saw a rabbit today.
The little pink arrow above shows the back of our house.

This picture was taken on the boreal island in the park. We can see this island from the kitchen window and deck/sunroom.

Many people think that Saskatchewan is all flatland. Not so! There are many beautiful and diverse habitats in our province. The south is mostly grain farms on flat land but as you go north, it changes to a rolling landscape of bushes and trees. Most of the northern part of the province is forest and beautiful clear lakes. Having said all that, most of the land around Regina is prairie. In fact, if you were to walk a couple of blocks west of the park near our home you would see nothing but fields of grain. If you are lucky enough to have seen a wonderful little sitcom called "Corner Gas" you have seen what it looks like. We're very proud of Corner Gas. It is filmed just south of Regina.

1 comment:

Lovs2Knit said...

Family Day sounds nice. So does where you went walking. We've been taking advantage of the nicer weather here to walk as a family.