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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Sunday Snapshots

Today I took my two youngest out to Wanuskewin Heritage Park.  There was Aboriginal art for sale, father & son hoop dancers, and a bannock bake over the fire outside by the buffalo jump.  It was plus 10C and there was hardly any snow.  How unbelievable!  We had fun : )  Enjoy the photos!

It was all fun & games until our little white girl picked a handful of wild sage.  The hillside fell silent.  I apologized.  (You aren't supposed to pluck things from natural environments like this - especially sacred plants.)  She didn't know.  No one said anything about it.

overlooking a snowless valley

I love the blond grass.  It matches my son's hair. 

I was just sad about how there is a real lack of the color red around here.  We have our red skies, but in the land, it's scarce.  I was thrilled to remember that the rosehips are plentiful... and very pretty against the soft blues and yellows this November. 

I must take today's scenes into consideration for a future piece.  ; )  LOVE those grasses.

p.s. thanks for the bids on yesterday's post.  Keep 'em coming!  Auction ends midnight Dec. 1st.


Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Glad to hear that the weather is so mild....we are coming home in a week so it is sure to turn frosty!!
So funny about picking the sage...who knew?
Great pictures....yes I can just see your next creation LOL

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

And since when did you start using word verification for comments??? I took me three tries LOl

My Sweet Prairie said...

Yes - I brought back the word verification. I have suddenly received over a hundred spam messages on two blog posts. grrrrr.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Interesting and beautiful post Monika.

HollyM said...

Those are the kind of days you and your children will treasure. I love the shot of the teepees against the prairie and the the one with the rose hips with the dots of red. I'm always on the lookout for them here too once we loose our fall colors.

PrairiePeasant said...

It is a beautiful place. I have visited there with my sister who lives in Saskatoon.

I don't trim my perennials in fall, so the long stalks will show through the snow. It's not very colourful, but it adds a nice contrast and texture.

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