I captured more than a few photos over the course of my Saskatchewanderering and according to your likes tallied on Instagram these are the top 16 photos of 2016.
A surprise Saskatchewan snowfall plus the same old leftover lentils I’ve used in three videos, results in my new friend: Lentil-faced Snowanderer. To be honest, he doesn’t do much wandering and I’m not sure how long he’ll be sticking around. How did you make the most of our early taste of winter? #ExploreSask #Saskatoon #ExploreYXE #Saskatchewan #KeepExploring #TravelPhotography #ExploreCanada
I was going to write something about the colours of autumn gripping the forests of Lac La Ronge, but this was yesterday and today things look a wee bit different. Larch, also known as tamarack, is one of my favorite trees of the boreal forest. It’s a deciduous conifer and because it hates the shade, you’re most likely to see one in an open stand or clearing - and at this time of year their brilliant orange colour makes them hard to miss. #ExploreSask LacLaRonge #Saskatchewan #KeepExploring #TravelPhotography #ExploreCanada
Have you ever wondered why barns are painted red? Many decades ago most farmers would protect their unpainted barns from the elements using linseed oil - a natural orange coloured oil extracted from flax seeds. Often added to the oil was milk, lime and iron oxide. Iron oxide, also known as rust, was easy to come by on most farms, and its addition to the homemade paint strengthened the red colouration. Eventually paint became more readily available, but many farmers followed tradition and continued painting their barns red. #ExploreSask #PrairieLife #KeepExploring #TravelPhotography #ExploreCanada
This is without question one of my favorite Saskatchewan roadside attractions. “Mo” the Ponteix long-necked plesiosaur sits along Highway 13 greeting visitors to Ponteix. Discovered in 1992, the Ponteix long-necked plesiosaur lived in Saskatchewan between 70 to 75 million years ago. #Ponteix #PonteixLongNeckedPlesiosaur #ExploreSask #Saskatchewan #KeepExploring #TravelPhotography #ExploreCanada
I had another wonderful day harvesting wheat on the Richardson farm yesterday and as usual learned so much while at. Did you know that last year Saskatchewan contributed 85% of Canada’s total durum production. #ExploreSask #Delisle #SaskAG #Harvest16 #Saskatchewan #KeepExploring #TravelPhotography #ExploreCanada
How often do you drive past an old homestead wishing you knew the story of its past? I was lucky enough to be driving past this particular house with Tillie Duncan of Coronach Tourism and she told me all about its history. Built in 1916, the materials used in its construction were hauled by horse from Montana as it was located too far from any rail line. #ExploreSask #Coronach #Saskatchewan #KeepExploring #TravelPhotography #ExploreCanada
Scottish Highlands or Saskatchewan? Exploring the shores of Lake Diefenbaker provides some astonishing views. At more than two hundred kilometres in length it’s the largest body of water in south Saskatchewan, but Last Mountain Lake holds the title of largest naturally occurring body of water in the southern half of our province. #ExploreSask #LakeDiefenbaker #Saskatchewan #KeepExploring #TravelPhotography #ExploreCanada
Earlier this week I spent a full day at the Richardson’s farm learning how to harvest canola and also got my first ride in an combine. I can't begin to explain how much fun the day was and can't wait to share the whole story. #Harvest16 #SaskAg #Saskatchewan #KeepExploring #TravelPhotography #ExploreCanada
For the first time since 1967 a full moon coincides with our summer solstice. The farmer’s almanac refers to June’s full moon as the strawberry moon, but not because of its colour - rather because the Algonquin used it to signify the ripeness of fruits. Most of Saskatchewan is currently cloud free, so take the opportunity to step outside and enjoy the show - the next summer solstice strawberry moon isn’t until 2062.
Yesterday evening, the living skies over Roche Percee were infused with energy. The towering thunder clouds pulsed with flashes of lightning and in the diminishing light a fleeting rainbow was born. #ExploreSask #Rainbow #AllTheWay #RochePercee #Saskatchewan #KeepExploring #TravelPhotography #ExploreCanada
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A female Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) laying at the entrance of her den under the midnight sun. Arctic fox are the smallest canid in Canada and typically only measure 75 to 115 centimetres in length - their bushy tail is up to thirty-five percent of that length. They have the warmest pelt of any Arctic mammal and can endure temperatures as cold as minus fifty degrees celsius before their metabolism needs to increase in order to provide warmth. The female shown in this photo lay at the entrance of her den while awaiting the return of her two kits and was very comfortable with my presence. #ArcticFox #Fox #Tundra #Cute #Adorable #CambridgeBay #ExploreCanada #ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᖅ #Nunavut #Arctic #Nunagram #CanadaGram #ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ #LandOfMidnightSun #GetOutside #GetDirty #PhotoOfTheDay #Instadaily #Instagood #EarthCapture #EarthOnLocation #NoFilter