Drumheller Scenes

Spring comes three or four weeks earlier to Drumheller, Alberta, than it does to my home in Prince Edward Island.  And I can’t grow either of these plants: Pulsatilla (one of my plants lasted one winter) or Anemone. My cousin had them in his garden on May 6, 2016.

One of my rules of photography is: always carry the wrong camera lens when going out for a walk. With a 24-70mm lens, this was all I could get of the skittish deer who who stayed well away from us.

Drumheller, Alberta

Find the two mule deer!

I suspect that the concrete blocks on the decommissioned bridge are partly there to prevent the bridge from floating away in a flood. But they also serve to discourage walkers and prevent cyclists from using the bridge as part of a rail trail.  Something to do with liability – which should really be sorted out to the benefit of residents and tourists. We walked the trail on the east side – which is where we saw the deer.

Drumheller, Alberta

Drumheller, Alberta

Below: another wildlife sighting.  Sitting on an island in the Red Deer River was an osprey (hiding behind the twigs on the right.)  I was actually taking a picture of the recent rock fall on the upper left, which is distinguished by the fresher bands of orange.

Drumheller, Alberta

Drumheller, Alberta

Drumheller, Alberta

An interesting rock!

Drumheller, Alberta

A close up of the interesting rock. Drumheller, Alberta

This is the last of my posts from Drumheller!

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Wandering for two years and 300 posts

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

This is my 300th post on WordPress. I published my first on October 27, 2013, almost exactly two years ago. I started the blog to share my photos of a tour to China with my fellow travellers, and have gone on to show off Prince Edward Island, Toronto, San Francisco, and New York City  – among other destinations.

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Who knows where the wandering will take me from here. I have a stock of digital photos from Japan, Thailand and Peru that you can expect to see in the coming year. I have a photo workshop booked in Havana for February. And I hope to start digitizing slides from earlier years.

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Confederation Trail 19 to 23

Until then, I’m wandering paths in PEI on the Confederation Trail. (Well, not today – we had snow this morning!)

Thank you to all my followers, to those who comment on my photos,  and to those who look at my posts on Facebook. Blessed be.